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Global Middle East-wide Leading Regional 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.

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  1. Lex Mundi
    Lex Mundi
    Leading Regional Law Firm Networks
    2023 | Spotlight | 2 Years Ranked
    With member firms based across the GCC and the Levant, Lex Mundi maintains a significant level of Middle East expertise as part of its global offering. It provides clients with a considerable depth of local knowledge as well as integrated support on cross-border matters. Member firms also provide full Arabic language capabilities and domestically qualified lawyers (both of which are vital for handling local court litigation). Lex Mundi's Middle East presence includes well-regarded domestic law firms and branch offices of high-profile international practices. Board member Aly El Shalakany from Shalakany Law Office in Egypt is a key contact for the network's regional presence.
  2. World Services Group
    World Services Group
    Leading Regional Law Firm Networks
    2023 | Spotlight | 2 Years Ranked
    The World Services Group (WSG) is a robust global network with a strong presence in key markets across the Middle East. Its member firms are well-established domestic practices that can provide in-depth local knowledge as well as international experience. Members can also access expertise across a very broad range of legal disciplines, with individual departments highly ranked for corporate and commercial matters as well as disputes. The network also provides firms with notable technology tools to benefit client service. Bashir Ahmed from Afridi & Angell in Dubai is a director of WSG and a key contact for the network within the region.
  3. Nextlaw Referral Network LLC
    Leading Regional Law Firm Networks
    2023 | Spotlight