About

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For more than 30 years, World Law Group has delivered the experience of working with a single firm while harnessing the superior talent, in-depth resources, and local strengths of top national firms in each market.

Table of Contents

  1. Elite Member Network
  2. Governance
  3. Top Thought Leadership
  4. Connecting Globally
  5. Borderless Collaboration
  6. Responsible Business
  7. WLG News

Elite Member Firm Network

Global Coverage, Local Expertise

Ranked an Elite Global Network by Chambers and Partners, World Law Group is one of the oldest and largest international networks of independent full-service law firms, specifically created to meet the legal needs of multinational companies. Founded in 1988, 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.

Qualified, Trusted Advisors

World Law Group's invitation-only membership policy ensures our member firms are of the caliber that other members and their clients expect and deserve. Each member is reviewed regularly to ensure the firm meets our membership criteria and the expectations of other members. All of our member firms are recognized by legal arbiters such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal500, and the International Financial Law Review.

Seamless Client Service

Consistent and experienced teams work together seamlessly and marshal the exact expertise and resources required to meet clients' needs. Our members collaborate on thousands of client matters per year, with a guaranteed 24-hour response time. We've developed the kind of cohesive approach that many multinational firms would envy – and that many clients have learned to appreciate.

Governance

World Law Group is governed by a nine-member international Board of Directors comprised of top lawyers in our member firms, each serving a two-year term. The Board oversees WLG operations, including oversight of the staff team, membership policies and bylaws, and the development of new initiatives.

President
Scott Guan

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Secretary
Jeremy Blackshaw

MinterEllison

Treasurer
Philippe Johnson

Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg LLP

Americas Regional Director
Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

TozziniFreire Advogados

Asia-Pacific Regional Director
Pamela Kung

Shearn Delamore & Co.

EMEA Regional director
Gaël Chuffart
CMS Belgium

Director
Diana Rivera
Cuatrecasas

Director
Jeff Jefferson
Locke Lord LLP

Director
Samir Kantaria
Al Tamimi & Company

Top Thought Leadership

Our Knowledge Center holds relevant and timely insights from our member firms, WLG webinar recordings and articles, and WLG news.

Our Publications & Guides center houses global comparative guides authored by our member firms.

WLG partners with Content Syndicator JD Supra to leverage our content more effectively by sharing it with corporate executives, in-house counsel, and media outside of the WLG network.

Connecting Globally

Events: Semi-annual conferences, annual regional conferences, and meetups at significant industry events enable lawyers to develop and deepen solid personal relationships. Additionally, our members collaborate virtually via webinars and videoconferences throughout the year.

Programs: Our First Fifteen programs are designed to engage younger lawyers in member firms through three unique opportunities - WLG | exchange (four-week exchange), WLG | immersion (customized internships), and WLG | beyond borders (six-week virtual internship program).

Borderless Collaboration

Practice & Industry Groups

Professionals practicing in various specialty areas share information on international legal trends, local developments, and related client challenges through regular videoconferences, webinars, get-togethers at major industry conferences, and publishing collaborative guides..

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Main Contacts
Marcelo Calliari
Marcelo Calliari
Harald Kahlenberg
Harald Kahlenberg
Scott Yu
Scott Yu
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Connect with WLG colleagues who work together on multinational merger filings, competition investigations, compliance and training programs, and other related topics.

Main Contacts
Johannes Juranek
Johannes Juranek
Chung Nian Lam
Chung Nian Lam
Peter Ruby
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Artificial Intelligence represents a major technological, economic and social change that has entered the mainstream. Member firm lawyers practicing in technology law and beyond are involved in exciting AI developments around the globe and share knowledge and insights with each other through regular meetings, teleconferences and other collaborations.

Main Contacts
Charles Chen
Charles Chen
Damien Magee
Damien Magee
Matthieu Taillandier
Matthieu Taillandier
Jason Ulezalka
Jason Ulezalka
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Connect with members who have extensive experience in local banking & finance regulations, share their knowledge with each other for the benefit of their multinational clients.

Main Contacts
Lewis Horowitz
Lewis Horowitz
Jörn Witt
Jörn Witt
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

World Law Group’s Cannabis Group consists of member firm lawyers with expertise in the legal issues relevant to industry participants, including much more than compliance-related activities (licensing, product specific taxes, regulatory compliance, etc.).

Main Contacts
Rebekka Krause
Rebekka Krause
Karla Lini Maeji
Karla Lini Maeji
Ivan Szymanski
Ivan Szymanski
Joy Tan
Joy Tan
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Connect with WLG colleagues who work together on multinational merger filings, competition investigations, compliance and training programs, and other related topics.

Main Contacts
Philipp Dickenmann
Philipp Dickenmann
Ryan Kurtz
Ryan Kurtz
Wendy Lin
Wendy Lin
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Team up with seasoned litigators and arbitrators from around the globe to share legal updates, international trends and experiences in cross-border litigation and international arbitrations.

Main Contacts
Jeremy Blackshaw
Jeremy Blackshaw
Ignacio Minorini Lima
Ignacio Minorini Lima
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Engage with specialized lawyers who work together on major energy-related sourcing, products and projects from traditional energy sources to emerging technology and renewables.

Main Contacts
Bruno Ferreira
Bruno Ferreira
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Members who practice in financial services, energy, technology, real estate, or any other area helping clients chart their ESG strategies discuss regulations, opportunities, challenges, and best practices for ESG as a client service.

Main Contacts
Gaël Chuffart
Gaël Chuffart
Suganthi Singam
Suganthi Singam
David Woolf
David Woolf
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Members with extensive experience in local labor, employment and benefits regulations share their knowledge with each other for the benefit of their multinational clients.

Main Contacts
Nath Curtis
Nath Curtis
Juan Manuel Mercant
Juan Manuel Mercant
Sasha Singh
Sasha Singh
Jiong Zhang
Jiong Zhang
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Meet up with global specialists who handle complex, large-scale infrastructure projects and financing exchange regulatory updates and best practices.

Main Contacts
Amalia Berg
Amalia Berg
Per Lidman
Per Lidman
Jane Wang
Jane Wang
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Connect with other leading IP and IT specialists to exchange news and information on local and international developments in these complex fields.

Main Contacts
Andrew Ang
Andrew Ang
Joe DeLisle
Joe DeLisle
Victor Xercavins
Victor Xercavins
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Join other sophisticated legal professionals who work together regularly on major cross-border corporate matters ranging from joint ventures to compliance to mergers and acquisitions.

Main Contacts
Bock Eng Sim
Bock Eng Sim
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Collaborate with top practitioners to share and discuss local developments in tax law affecting multinational companies and high net worth individuals.

Main Contacts
Michael Brüggemann
Michael Brüggemann
Vera Kanas
Vera Kanas
David Morfesi
David Morfesi
Randy Rucker
Randy Rucker
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Exchange information with other members who discuss the ever-growing complex interconnected world of trade agreements, import/export regulations, anti-dumping, sanctions, dispute resolution and more.

Main Contacts
Jonathan Kelp
Jonathan Kelp
Harry Radomski
Harry Radomski
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Group members discuss both local and multinational developments in intellectual property law, regulatory law, contract law and product liability law as they each pertain to the life sciences fields.

Main Contacts
Ted Augustinos
Ted Augustinos
Christian Runte
Christian Runte
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Stay up-to-date on the latest global legal developments related to data protection, privacy and compliance.

Main Contacts
Chris Armstrong
Alexandra Schluck-Amend
Alexandra Schluck-Amend
Jonathan Young
Jonathan Young
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Share new legal and practice developments and exchange ideas on emerging trends related to restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters.

Main Contacts
Srinath Dasari
Srinath Dasari
Allan Goodman
Allan Goodman
Jens Wolf
Jens Wolf
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Early Stage Venture Capital is focused on providing financing to early-stage, high-potential and high-risk start-up companies. These cutting-edge, venture-backed companies and start-ups are disrupting industries and markets around the world. For all players, new global legal realities require counsel that understands both sides of the funding equation, and can deliver smart, practical advice that helps viable businesses grow while enabling investors to make a healthy return on their investments.

Committees/Forums

World Law Group's numerous committees and forums allow our members to share ideas and best practices, build relationships, and assist the network in implementing focused initiatives.

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Main Contacts
Scott Guan
Scott Guan
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Overview

The WLG has a nine-member Board of Directors. Each director serves a two-year term. The Board of Directors oversees the programs, initiatives and events of the network, as well as its strategic direction and Staff Team.

Main Contacts
Ignacio Minorini Lima
Ignacio Minorini Lima
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Join our committee of lawyers and professionals interested in discussing, developing and implementing business development related initiatives and programs for WLG members.

Main Contacts
Janet Pahima
Janet Pahima
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Tori Drayer
Tori Drayer
Overview

The Responsible Business Forum is a platform for member firm lawyers and professionals to discuss and share practices about their firms' programs and help WLG plan a network-wide CSR initiative.

Main Contacts
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Tori Drayer
Tori Drayer
Ashley LeCroy
Ashley LeCroy
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

This Forum is for all WLG Key Contact Partners. KCPs can find recent editions of the Fortnight Focus, the KCP Responsibility Checklist, a listing of other KCPs, and other relevant resources on this page.

Main Contacts
Dawn Beddard
Dawn Beddard
Lindsay Everitt
Lindsay Everitt
Annemieke van der Valk
Annemieke van der Valk
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Share best practices and learn from other marketing and business development professional colleagues around the globe.

Main Contacts
Philippe Johnson
Philippe Johnson
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Overview

The Member Firm Leaders Forum is a platform for managing partners and other leaders within our member firms to connect with each other and share best practices related to firm management issues and challenges.

Main Contacts
Christian Traichel
Christian Traichel
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Overview

The Membership Committee oversees the network's member review and new member recruitment processes. The Committee also serves as an advisory body to the Board of Directors on membership-related matters.

Main Contacts
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

Leadership resources, best practices and news for co-chairs of WLG’s 15 practice & industry groups.

Main Contacts
Ashley LeCroy
Ashley LeCroy
Overview

A collection of programs, events and platforms that offer lawyers with up to 15 years of experience the opportunity to connect with and learn from their WLG peers.

Responsible Business

World Law Group and its member firms are committed to their communities, their people, and the environment. Our Responsible Business Forum is a place for members to exchange ideas, support and promote best practices, and create awareness around Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The forum meets regularly and plans an annual network-wide CSR initiative—WLG | impact. Over the course of a month, our members complete projects in their communities such as sustainability challenges, educational programs, planting and recycling, overall carbon reduction, clean-ups, and even implementing and promoting sustainable practices in their firms.

WLG News

Read the latest news from World Law Group.

WLG News
Date Posted: July 27, 2022

As a part of WLG | impact, World Law Group interviewed member firms Bruchou & Funes de Rioja, Chandler MHM, and Faegre Drinker to discuss the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives within their firms.

WLG News
Date Posted: June 22, 2022

Mikio, Hitoshi, You will be so missed, but never forgotten. May your journey be peaceful, knowing that the thoughts and prayers of us all will be with you forever.

WLG News
Date Posted: May 5, 2022

What is your law firm doing to recruit, retain, and promote female talent? In a webinar we co-hosted with Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados (Peru), lawyers from our member firms offered their insights into client expectations, diversity programs, talent retention, and how COVID has shaped the work environment. Here is what we learned.

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