Firm / Organisation

World Law Group

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President: Neil Sheehy
Number of member firms: 58
Number of offices: 400+
Number of countries represented: 85
Number of lawyers represented: 18,000+
Languages: 150+

Network Overview:
Founded in 1988, World Law Group® has consistently pursued its own unique growth strategy: to add a member firm in a new jurisdiction only when the needs of existing member firms and their clients demand, and only if a sufficiently high-quality firm can be identified.

Overall, the list of World Law Group members below clearly demonstrates how successful this growth strategy has been.Undisputed national or regional leaders in their markets, all have a long and comprehensive presence in their jurisdictions and serve clients from multiple offices. So it is no surprise that clients of World Law Group member firms include many of the world’s largest multinational corporations as well as leading domestic companies, governments, and not-for-profit organisations.

Many members have been ranked top firms in their national markets by legal industry arbiters including Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review.

As premier national firms, World Law Group 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. World Law Group members worldwide do exactly that more than 2,500 times each year — or about nine 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 World Law Group has a presence, from more than 400 offices worldwide.

Main Areas of Practice:
As full-service business law firms, World Law Group members offer the comprehensive range of legal experience, services and resources required by today’s multinational companies. Having worked together on so many crossborder transactions, disputes and other matters, they are accustomed to fielding multinational teams that regularly exceed client expectations for responsiveness, seamless client service and cost-effective solutions. World Law Group member firms have collaborated on a broad range of legal challenges in every industry, including multinational mergers and acquisitions, multi-jurisdictional due diligence and merger filings, resolving complex international legal disputes, global anti-corruption compliance and training, data privacy/protection, employment and labour matters, IP protection and asset management, among others.

Member Firms:
Argentina: Alfaro-Abogados; Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados
Australia: MinterEllison
Austria: CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
■ Belgium:
CMS Belgium
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
Denmark: Bech-Bruun
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
South 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
Perú: Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
Philippines: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Poland: Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
Portugal: PLMJ
Russia: CMS Russia
South Africa: ENSafrica
Spain: Cuatrecasas
Singapore: WongPartnership LLP
Sweden: Setterwalls
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
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 LLP
Washington: Lane Powell PC
Venezuela: D’Empaire Reyna Abogados
■ Vietnam: VILAF