President: Christian Traichel
Number of member firms: 59
Number of offices: 400+
Number of lawyers represented by member firms: 18,000+
Founded in 1988, the World Law Group® has consistently pursued its own unique growth strategy; namely, to add a member firm in a new jurisdiction only when the needs of existing members and their clients demand, and only if a sufficiently high-quality firm can be identified. The members list below clearly demonstrates how successful this strategy has been. Undisputed national or regional leaders in their markets, all have a long and comprehensive presence in their jurisdiction as highly respected full-service law firms. Most are also among the largest in their markets and have been ranked top firms in their countries by legal industry arbiters including Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review.
The network’s strength in the Asia-Pacific region, and the ASEAN countries in particular, is indisputable. As premier national firms, these and other WLG members attract and retain the best local talent, including many lawyers who have gained international legal training and experience. They are intimately engaged in the business, legal and social environments in which they operate, and bring a deep and comprehensive understanding of the culture, customs and nuances of these environments that few foreign-based firms ever master.
Through the World Law Group, each member firm can swiftly rally the broad legal experience, in-depth local knowledge and extensive resources of one or a dozen other members to work seamlessly for a client via a single phone call or email. WLG members worldwide do exactly that more than 2,900 times each year — or about 11 times each business day — with all member firms committed to responding within 24 hours. Clients of World Law Group members can rest assured, knowing they are being advised by some of the best legal professionals in every jurisdiction in which the WLG has a presence, from more than 400 offices worldwide.
■ Argentina: Alfaro-Abogados; Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi
■Austria: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
■Belgium: CMS DeBacker
■Brazil: TozziniFreire Advogados
■Canada: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP; Goodmans LLP
■Cayman Islands: Campbells
■Chile: Urenda Rencoret Orrego y Dörr
■People’s Republic of China: Zhong Lun Law Firm
■Colombia: Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
■Costa Rica: Arias Law
■England: Gowling WLG
■Finland: Castrén & Snellman
■France: Soulier AARPI
■Germany: CMS Hasche Sigle; Taylor Wessing
■Greece: Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners
■India: AZB & Partners; Vaish Associates
■Indonesia: Makarim & Taira S.
■Ireland: Mason Hayes & Curran
■Israel: Herzog, Fox & Neeman
■Italy: Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
■Japan: City-Yuwa Partners
■Korea: Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
■Luxembourg: Arendt & Medernach
■Malaysia: Shearn Delamore & Co.
■Mexico: Santamarina y Steta S.C.
■The Netherlands: CMS Netherlands
■Norway: Advokatfirmaet Schjødt
■Paraguay: Gross Brown
■Perú: Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Peréz Abogados
■Philippines: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
■Poland: Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
■Russia: CMS Russia
■Singapore: WongPartnership LLP
■South Africa: ENSafrica
■Switzerland: CMS von Erlach Poncet
■Taiwan: Formosa Transnational
■Thailand: Chandler MHM Limited
■Turkey: Hergüner Bilgen Özeke
■United Arab Emirates: Al Tamimi & Company
■Uruguay: Guyer & Regules
California: Greenberg Glusker LLP
District of Columbia: Arnold & Porter
Florida: Greenberg Traurig P.A.
Georgia: Miller & Martin PLLC
Illinois: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Massachusetts: Locke Lord LLP
Texas: Hunton Andrews Kurth
Washington: Lane Powell PC
■Venezuela: D’Empaire Reyna Abogados