Established in 1988, World Law Group is one of the oldest and largest global networks of independent full-service law firms, specifically created to meet the global legal needs of multinational companies. The network's founding firms had the foresight to see the growing need to service clients globally while understanding the value of local knowledge and insight. Today, WLG provides immediate access – via a single phone call to any of our member firms – to the expertise of top legal professionals around the globe. World Law Group is ranked an Elite Global Network by Chambers and Partners.
Our member firms are the best of the best. Virtually all of our member firms are leading firms in their national and local markets, consistently recognized by clients and peers as “top tier” across a comprehensive range of practice and industry areas. All have been recognized by renowned legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, and the International Financial Law Review.
WLG Member Firms provide the on-the-ground bench-strength, broad national and regional coverage, in-depth knowledge of their respective local markets and have strong ties in their communities that no branch office of a “global” firm could hope to emulate.
Quality Over Quantity
World Law Group maintains a strict, invitation-only, new-member selection process in order to maintain the high quality, geographic and full-service coverage, and client service standards our existing members demand. Since its founding, WLG has pursued a strategy of select growth in major international and regional business centers - with new members added only as the business needs of existing members and their clients dictate. In addition, once admitted, each member’s performance, market standing and commitment to WLG’s objectives are reviewed regularly to ensure the firm continues to meet our membership criteria and the expectations of other members.
World Law Group is governed by a nine-member international Board of Directors – a President, Secretary, Treasurer, three Regional Directors and three Directors – who are top lawyers in our member firms. Each has a two-year term, although the terms of the Regional Directors are staggered from the rest for continuity. The Board oversees the operations of WLG, including oversight of the network’s Staff Team, membership policies and by-laws, and development of new initiatives.