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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. Top Thought Leadership
  3. Connecting Globally
  4. Borderless Collaboration
  5. Responsible Business
  6. 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.

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
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Scott Yu
Scott Yu
Overview

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Main Contacts
Bruno Ferreira
Bruno Ferreira
Gary Gao
Gary Gao
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

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.

Main Contacts
Gaël Chuffart
Gaël Chuffart
Gabriela Lima
Gabriela Lima
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Suganthi Singam
Suganthi Singam
Overview

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Main Contacts
Piotr Andrzejak
Piotr Andrzejak
Marc Andre Gaudreau Duval
Marc Andre Gaudreau Duval
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Bock Eng Sim
Bock Eng Sim
Overview

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.

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

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.

Main Contacts
Theodore Augustinos
Theodore Augustinos
Esko Cate
Esko Cate
Christian Runte
Christian Runte
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

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.

Main Contacts
Jens Hjortskov
Jens Hjortskov
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Neil Wilcove
Neil Wilcove
Monica Yip
Monica Yip
Overview

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.

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

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.

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
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Overview

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.

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

The Business Development Committee facilitates building strategic relationships, identifying business opportunities, and sharing best practices related to business development.

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

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.

Main Contacts
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Tori Mowery
Tori Mowery
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

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.

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

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.

Main Contacts
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Philippe Johnson
Philippe Johnson
Overview

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.

Main Contacts
Beth Castro
Beth Castro
Christian Traichel
Christian Traichel
Overview

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.

Main Contacts
Hanna Shea
Hanna Shea
Overview

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.

Overview

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.

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.

February 21, 2024

CMS Germany
December 12, 2023

During Klaus Kemmler's brief involvement in WLG, he made a significant impact on the network. From the organizational meeting of founding members in 1987 until today, his legacy looms large despite his passing in 1990.
Cuatrecasas
August 2, 2023

Victor Xercavins of Cuatrecasas served three terms on WLG's Board of Directors. This experience gave him a front-row seat to the development of the network for six years of our 35-year history.
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