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Elite Member Firm Network
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.
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.
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.
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).
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..Show more...
The Antitrust, Competition & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Group brings together lawyers who specialize in a comprehensive spectrum of antitrust and competition-related domains to stay abreast of industry updates, exchange insights, and share best practices via group meetings and collaborative guides.
The Technology Group brings together lawyers who specialize in various aspects of technology law, spanning from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to HealthTech, GreenTech, CleanTech, and Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT). They meet quarterly via virtual meetings and in person at industry conferences such as ITechLaw.
WLG’s Banking & Finance Practice Group comprises lawyers who advise banks, financial institutions, and multi-national corporations on both advisory and transactional matters. They host virtual meetings to exchange knowledge and share regulatory and market updates.
Members of the Compliance & Investigations Group focus on anti-corruption and anti-bribery, white-collar crimes, anti-money laundering, internal investigations related to the aforementioned topics, and compliance programs. They meet regularly via virtual meetings to share insights and best practices, and collaborate on webinars and guides.
Members of World Law Group's Dispute Resolution Group collaborate for cross-border clients across industries and sectors, and together have achieved victories in court and settlements out of court. They host virtual meetings to discuss developments and share experiences.
World Law Group's Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group brings together lawyers who advise clients across a spectrum of critical sectors including energy & renewables, mining, oil & gas, CleanTech, infrastructure, and public-private projects. They meet regularly via virtual meetings and at in-person industry events.
Members of the Environmental, Social & Governance Group counsel clients across practice areas and industries in ESG-related issues that present risks or opportunities and convene regularly to share knowledge in this evolving area.
World Law Group's Labor & Employment Group meets regularly both virtually and at industry conferences to exchange information about emerging HR issues, challenges, and global solutions for multinational clients. They work together to produce collaborative global guides, podcasts, and webinars.
Members of the Intellectual Property Group advise clients on transactional, dispute, and administrative matters related to protecting patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, designs, and other intangible assets. They exchange knowledge and updates via virtual meetings and in person at the annual INTA Conference.
The Corporate Group comprises lawyers that provide comprehensive counsel to companies related to corporate dealings such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, public and private corporate finance including private equity, and more. They meet virtually and in person to discuss experiences and exchange insights.
Members of the Tax & Private Wealth Group apply in-depth expertise to a range of complex challenges relating to both international corporate taxation and the taxation of private wealth. They meet regularly via virtual meetings exchange knowledge and stay abreast of major tax developments globally.
Lawyers in the Trade Group help clients navigate regulatory, compliance, and policy issues related to trade. They meet regularly via virtual meetings and in person at international and regional conferences.
World Law Group’s Privacy & Data Protection Group members advise clients on all matters related to the collection, use, storage, and sharing of personal information. They often collaborate on cross-border matters and meet regularly via virtual meetings and in person at industry conferences.
The Real Estate & Construction Group is for lawyers who represent owners, developers, lenders, investors, and other stakeholders in real estate transactions and construction projects. They meet quarterly via virtual meetings and in person at industry events.
World Law Group's Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution Group brings together litigators and transactional lawyers who advise clients in distressed situations. They meet virtually to discuss legal developments, emerging trends, and opportunities to collaborate.
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.Show more...
WLG’s Board of Directors oversees all network activities, as well as the WLG Staff Team. The Board is comprised of nine members and led by the president.
The Business Development Committee facilitates building strategic relationships, identifying business opportunities, and sharing best practices related to business development.
The Responsible Business Forum offers WLG lawyers and professionals a platform to discuss and share internal strategies surrounding firm CSR; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and beyond.
Key Contact Partners are the main relationship managers between the network and its firms. They are responsible for managing their firm's participation in the network, educating their firm on WLG’s diverse offerings, and identifying opportunities to collaborate and connect with other member firms.
The Marketing & Business Development Professionals Forum is a resource for individuals in these roles to exchange ideas, share best practices, and discuss challenges and opportunities. They meet quarterly via virtual meetings and in person at the Legal Marketing Association Conference.
WLG’s Member Firm Leaders Forum is a place for firm management to share best practices, discuss elements of firm leadership, and learn more about leveraging network benefits.
WLG's Membership Committee is an advisory board which reports to the Board of Directors. Their primary goal is to monitor the quality of member firms and their engagement in the network, recruit new member firms, and make recommendations on member-related issues.
The Practice Group Leaders Forum is for WLG's Practice & Industry Groups to share best practices for leading their groups and identify opportunities for collaboration.
The First Fifteen Forum is dedicated to young lawyers and legal professionals who are in the early stages of their legal careers. This group includes law students, recent law graduates, and practicing attorneys who are within their first fifteen years of practice.