Elite Network

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.

Our Member Firms Recent Awards & Accolades

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Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: May 28, 2020

Davies’ Litigation team has been recognized with four wins at the Benchmark Canada 2020 Awards

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: May 17, 2020

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados advised the Underwriters in this landmark deal recognized by IFLR1000 as one of its April 2020 Deals of the Month

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: May 15, 2020

Congratulations to WLG Member Firms ranked in Asia Legal Business' IP edition.

Awards & Accolades, Member Firm News
Date Posted: May 11, 2020

VILAF was awarded the Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year (Vietnam) by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: May 9, 2020

Goodmans LLP Partner David Rosner has been named as one of Global Competition Review’s 40 under 40 in the world for 2020, a quadrennial award recognizing the top young antitrust lawyers and economists in the world.

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: April 22, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 Recognizes 104 Davies Lawyers

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: April 22, 2020

Chambers and Partners, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the United States, has included six Greenberg Glusker lawyers and three practice areas in its prestigious Chambers USA 2020 guide.

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: April 15, 2020

One of the important legal rankings The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 has published its results and has recommended CMS Russia in 11 categories mentioning its 13 experts this year.

Awards & Accolades
Date Posted: April 7, 2020

Locke Lord’s Insurance Practice Group has been named one of Law360’s 2019 Insurance Groups of the Year for its excellence, including recent notable achievements in deals and litigation.

Awards & Accolades, Member Firm News
Date Posted: April 6, 2020

Goodmans LLP is proud to have been involved in 5 out of 10 of Lexpert’s Top Ten Big Deals.

Local Knowledge

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.

Recent WLG News

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WLG News
Generational Diversity Project Highlights
June 30, 2020

WLG is coming to the end of an ambitious yearlong project to help our members leverage the unique opportunities associated with the generational shifts in the workforce. Throughout the last year, we have engaged members through panel discussions, small group discussions and a generational survey to learn what’s working and what’s not working as firms face shifting generations in the workplace.

WLG News
WLG Spring Semi-Annual Conference - Notice of Cancellation
March 3, 2020

Due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus the Board of Directors had to decide to cancel the Spring 2020 Conference that was scheduled to be hosted by member firm PLMJ in Lisbon, Portugal, early May.

WLG Collaborations, WLG News
2020 Artificial Intelligence Webinar Series
January 14, 2020

You're invited to join WLG's Artificial Intelligence group for their 2020 webinar series.