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Global Global Market Leaders Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite

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.

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  1. Interlaw
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    Interlaw
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Interlaw boasts an impressive roster of lawyers from approximately 150 cities across the world. With its size, the network is still able to provide top-tier service and is committed to quality control with its diligent applicant vetting process and thorough performance monitoring. Members' connections are strengthened through its structured business groups in various practice and sector areas, and innovative technology used to monitor referrals for a seamless stream of work across the network. Chair Glenn Cunningham is a key contact at the network.
  2. Interlex Group
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    Interlex Group
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Founded in 1973, the Interlex Group has a longstanding reputation as an elite legal network. The network offers comprehensive legal and business services to clients in approximately 60 countries. Its global footprint spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Clients also benefit from its informal alliance with LEX Africa, a network comprising over 20 firms throughout the African continent. President Lawrence Swibel is a key contact for the group.
  3. Lex Mundi
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    Lex Mundi
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Lex Mundi has a stellar reputation as an elite network of top firms around the world. It stands out among legal networks for its extensive coverage of both core and niche business sectors. Members are regularly assessed to ensure a high level of quality is maintained across the board. It provides in-depth developmental, technological and logistical support to its members on an ongoing basis. An interviewee enthuses: "On every occasion we worked with them, they proved that they are very reliable and responsive and our clients were pleased with the assistance provided by the referred law firms." Key network contacts include president Helena Samaha and chair Michelle Liberman.
  4. Meritas
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    Meritas
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Meritas is praised as a respected provider of global business law solutions. It caters to multinational clients on the full range of commercial, corporate and litigious matters. A quality assurance programme, overseen by a board-led committee and support team, ensures a high standard of service. The programme specifically involves a yearly quality assessment for members. A source reveals: "It's a real added benefit for our community which deals in different states." A primary contact for the network is president Sona Pancholy.
  5. Multilaw
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    Multilaw
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Multilaw comprises member firms covering approximately 100 countries worldwide. The network is noted for a highly collaborative cross-border practice and project management through the use of the latest technology. It assists key clients through a management programme as well as with joint pitches. Clients are guaranteed top-level service, which is ensured through continual appraisals. An interviewee reports: "It is a strong network with all items on board, in all different places and regions." A key contact for the network is executive director Adam Cooke.
  6. TAGLaw
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    TAGLaw
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    TAGLaw is highly regarded for its members' combined full-service international business capabilities. Member firms also have niche expertise in areas such as private wealth, international family law and professional sports law. The network has a sophisticated and multifaceted vetting process for prospective members. Within the TAG Alliances group are the additional TIAG and TAG Strategic Partners organisations, which focus on building networking success in the accounting and advisory sectors, and beyond. The key contacts for this network are executive director Chris Cervellera and president and CEO Richard Attisha.
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    TerraLex
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    TerraLex stands out among legal networks for its substantial list of independent full-service member firms. Members advise on the full range of business law matters, including areas such as antitrust and competition, bankruptcy and insolvency, construction and infrastructure, immigration and IP. It also has notable expertise in specialist areas such as the automotive, aviation, education and energy sectors. The group publishes and promotes resources to support end users through practice guides and its 'Corporate Counsel Value Kit', produced in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel. A primary contact is London-based chair Tim Brown.
  8. World Law Group
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    World Law Group
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    World Law Group offers clients assistance with the full range of business needs. It provides a tailored approach through focused global practice and industry groups. Member expertise includes antitrust and competition, corporate governance, infrastructure and PPPs, dispute resolution and international corporate transactions. Its more specialist groups are in areas such as life sciences, cannabis law, energy, mining and cleantech. It is dedicated to maintaining and monitoring quality standards and tracking referrals across the network. A source claims: "Members are vetted periodically so they have to be excellent law firms. In addition, there is a big emphasis on cooperation and not just referrals." A primary contact is president Scott Guan of Zhong Lun, based in Shanghai.
  9. World Services Group
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    World Services Group
    Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    The World Services Group has extensive global coverage with members operating in over 100 jurisdictions. It comprises top-quality independent law firms, and new members are required to meet the approval standards in local knowledge, reputation and depth of experience. With the encouraged use of digital platforms, members and clients are able to gain access to and benefit from these tools in their work. The group also allows clients access to its investment banking and accounting wings, presenting itself as a one-stop shop for business services. An interviewee notes: "I would definitely recommend them for the quality of the services provided and the valuable resources they offer to member firms." Maricarmen Trujillo, based in Houston, Texas, is the COO and a key contact for the network.