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Global Global Market Leaders Leading Law Firm Networks

In this section we focus on independent law firm networks. The chief criterion, is that the member firms are independent of each other and any controlling entity. For the most part, the network should exist without relying on a central law firm. A strong law firm network positions itself as a cost-effective alternative to an international law firm with many international branches. If effective, the network should help members generate cross-referral work, and that clients benefit from unified solutions when work crosses borders. A law firm network's ranking in this section, is contingent on the rankings, and the ranking strength, of its member firms across the various Chambers Guides. Aside from an analysis of the data, the research process involves extended interviews with a selected group of network representatives, and calls with referees the network provides.

Rankings overview for Departments

  1. ADVOC
    ADVOC 2 Years Ranked
  2. Globalaw
    Globalaw 2 Years Ranked
  3. International Lawyers Network
    International Lawyers Network 2 Years Ranked
  4. IR Global
    IR Global 2 Years Ranked
  5. Legalink 2 Years Ranked
  6. LEXWORK International
    LEXWORK International 2 Years Ranked
  7. Mackrell International
    Mackrell International 2 Years Ranked
  8. ALFA International
  9. First Law International
  10. Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)
  11. Pacific Rim Advisory Council
  12. SCG Legal
  13. The Harmonie Group. Canadian Litigation Counsel (CLC)
  1. Ally Law
    Ally Law 2 Years Ranked
  2. LEGUS International Network of Law Firms
    LEGUS International Network of Law Firms 2 Years Ranked
  3. International Business Law Consortium
  4. MSI Global Alliance
  5. Nextlaw Referral Network LLC

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. ADVOC
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    ADVOC
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    ADVOC's members are leading firms in their jurisdictions, with extensive commercial experience and offering deep expertise in cross-border M&A and litigation. Members are selected via a vetting process, and quality is controlled through peer review and a thorough approval process. The network provides technological support, training and other resources to guarantee a seamless service to clients. ADVOC's global reach is bolstered by its close connection to LEX Africa, which covers more than 20 African countries. A key contact for the network is Simon Rous of Ashfords LLP in London.
  2. Globalaw
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    Globalaw
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Globalaw comprises around 100 leading independent law firms operating predominantly across three regions: the Americas, Asia-Pacific including Oceania, and EMEA. Members have regional expertise in M&A, dispute resolution and many other specialist areas, including securities, aviation, immigration and telecommunications. A source reveals: "It enables me to find lawyers, globally, that are part of a system that I can trust." President Julia Holden-Davis is a key contact.
  3. International Lawyers Network
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    International Lawyers Network
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    International Lawyers Network is an association of full-service law firms covering a substantial global footprint of over 60 countries, allowing clients access to comprehensive regional and cross-border advice. It is well regarded internationally, with its member firms holding expertise in a variety of specialist areas such as cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. A source claims: "The lawyers are truly partners, and many of them become friends. That is the greatest strength of the network - its capacity to unify work and pleasure." Prague-based chair Pavla Kopecková Prikrylová of PETERKA & PARTNERS is a key contact.
  4. IR Global
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    IR Global
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    IR Global gives access to top lawyers, accountants and financial advisers around the world. The leading network operates on the principle of practice area exclusivity and has ten practice-area management committees to maximise results for its clients. Members also benefit from meetings organised on a regional and international basis. A key contact for the network is founder Thomas Wheeler, based in Amsterdam.
  5. 1
    Legalink
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Legalink has an established presence in the market, with over 25 years operating as a leading international legal network. Initially operating in Europe, it now also has respected members across the Americas and Asia. It frequently hosts networking and knowledge events for its members. Its Legalink Academy is a unique offering through which young lawyers from all cultures come together for knowledge transfer and collaborative training. The network's chair, Markus Bauer, is a key contact.
  6. LEXWORK International
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    LEXWORK International
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    LEXWORK International started as a network of firms across Europe but has now developed into a leading international platform with members also spanning Asia and the Americas. The network maintains a high standard of quality and commitment from its members, using methods such as a one-day reply rate to initial requests and progress reporting. Key contacts for the network include Derek McCulloch of Gillespie Macandrew LLP in the UK and Andres Chirgwin of Chirgwin in Chile.
  7. Mackrell International
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    Mackrell International
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Mackrell International was established in 1987 and has developed into a solid network of leading law firms across many jurisdictions. Member firms will possess a substantial regional presence along with strong cross-border capabilities. It covers all key industry sectors and practice areas as well as having expertise in a variety of specialist fields, including blockchain and cryptocurrency, cannabis, fraud and environmental health. Chair David Ettinger and managing director Keith Heddle are key contacts for the network.
  8. ALFA International
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  9. First Law International
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  10. Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  11. Pacific Rim Advisory Council
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  12. SCG Legal
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  13. The Harmonie Group. Canadian Litigation Counsel (CLC)
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Ally Law
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    Ally Law
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Ally Law, established in 1989, is recognised globally for its top-tier legal offering. Members offer expertise in tax, M&A, labour and employment, intellectual property, IT, and trusts and estates. High standards are ensured through the annual evaluation of members. The network maintains quality across the board by additionally seeking client feedback to guarantee technical and practice standards are met. President Paul Franke and executive director Wendy Horn are key contacts.
  2. LEGUS International Network of Law Firms
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    LEGUS International Network of Law Firms
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Legus was established in 1995 and comprises firms considered to be leaders in their respective jurisdictions while also having a strong international outlook. The network enables and encourages members to take a collaborative approach through the utilisation of its innovative working group structure. The network appoints an affinity group leader to streamline client needs to practitioners and jurisdictions, as well as organising training and networking events to unify its membership across the globe. Founder and president Sandra Boyer is a key contact.
  3. International Business Law Consortium
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  4. MSI Global Alliance
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  5. Nextlaw Referral Network LLC
    Leading Law Firm Networks
    Global 2022 | Band 2