About

Working together to put our clients first.™

Whatever opportunity or problem, companies rely on us to protect their interests.

 

The WLA combined experience of lawyers across 80+ countries help clients overcome the complexity and challenges caused by competition, disputes, regulation, globalization and market disruption.

We are regional firms structured as a single, fully integrated international team. Our clients can rely on clear, connected legal advice, anywhere any time.

WLA offers knowledge, experience, skills and resources businesses need to thrive on a global scale and help them navigate the toughest legal, social, cultural and political challenges around the world.

WLA members are equipped to effectively resolve any legal challenge associated with doing business internationally and provide world-class advisory services, counsel on complex transactional work and high-stakes resolution of disputes.

We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes.

Committed to innovation and collaboration. WLA mission is to put clients first, to solve client challenges, providing solutions to help clients thrive in a changing world.

WLA is a multinational network of firms operating as partnerships under the WLA brand.

A centrally managed, co-branded, and technologically integrated network of top-notch boutique and alternative law firms driving value, efficiency, and an integrated global delivery capability.

Law Practice, Redefined.

The business world is evolving rapidly. Through advances in technology, communications and infrastructure, business barriers are disappearing and each day we become ever more global.

In this fast-paced environment, you need an adviser that thinks ahead and rapidly responds to your changing needs. At WLA, we build strong relationships based on deep understanding of what matters most to our clients.

Making it better for clients and better for lawyers. We analyse every project and hand-pick a team of experienced members to tackle it.

For clients, that means tailored expertise at highly competitive rates.

We offer them tailored teams of experienced professionals – typically twice as experienced as comparable teams from traditional firms.

For lawyers, it’s the freedom to focus purely on client issues. Simple in principle, radical in practice.

Working across strategy, operations, transformation and organisation, they ensure the project is owned by the client, and so are its outcomes. All at highly competitive rates.

Values

 

These values guide us as we continue to build WLA into a major force in the global legal marketplace.

Our Clients come first

Exceeding the expectations of our clients through a deep understanding of their needs, their businesses, and their industries, and by providing excellent, responsive, and innovative service.

Excellence in everything we do

The independent and combined excellence in whatever we do that influences our clients, employees, members and our communities at large.

Integrity & Transparency

We live the highest level of integrity and transparency in our work and culture.

One world. One Firm principle

Our integrated, inclusive approach across our entire firm worldwide, working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, collegiality, and friendliness.

WLA Governance, Management and Approach

Governance

 

World Law Alliance WLA is governed by a Board of Directors, represented mostly by the membership. The Board’s role is to ensure that WLA establishes and maintains the trust of its members, is prudent and ethical in its activities, and is accountable for its actions. The Board meetings focus on planning, policy-making, and assessing the progress of our mission.

WLA is governed by Bylaws which provide the framework needed for WLA operations and governance.

Management & Approach

 

WLA firms deliver international services through industry, regional and working groups located in major commercial centers throughout the world.

Global Industry Group Heads: Industry Group heads are responsible for the development and profitability of their Industry Groups.

Regional Group Heads: Each region to be headed by a Regional Head to oversee the regions strategy and success.

Global Executive Board: To oversee the Global business objectives

All these heads jointly become responsible for the overall management and growth of WLA.

WLA Industry and Practice Groups

 

WLA Industry Group is designed to anticipate and address business needs of clients operating in each specific industry sector.

Each WLA industry group draws upon experts from around the world to pool their industry expertise and develop perspectives, resources and capabilities to serve best solutions to clients. The industry and practice focused partners in each firm join the group.

WLA group leaders are responsible for profitability and utilization of these  groups and are part of the Global Executive Board and may also be the equity holder in the WLA.

Diversity and Inclusion

 

A combined strength of Lawyers from across countries, cultures and demographics make WLA truly a global law firm with a spirit of solution anywhere in the world.

Leveraging different languages, cultures and perspectives we create a truly international law firm that responds better to the needs of our clients and the communities we work in.

WLA Organizational Structure

WLA is geographically organised in following regions:

  • WLA Americas
  • WLA Europe
  • WLA Middle East & Africa
  • WLA Asia Pacific

 

Each region operate with unique dedicated management group and working committee, led by a Regional Leader who is part of the Global Executive Board and may also be the equity holder in the WLA.

The majority of member firm’s partners jointly govern WLA through global executive board or regional committees. The ownership structure among members is defined in the WLA bylaws and also explained on this page below.

WLA Regional

WLA Regional fulfill the needs of international clients who demand a seamless cross border service as well as in order to enhance the contact between members the network’s members.

These regional groups provide invaluable regional knowledge transfer between their members and an invaluable source of relevant and up to date business data for WLA members and their clients.

Working Groups

 

WLA working groups are normally formed in response to specific needs of clients and managed collaboratively by WLA members.

Members are responsible for group development, its purpose, implementing new client driven initiatives and ensuring the highest quality standards of the Alliance.

Global Leadership

Our global leadership is committed to driving innovation and delivering value to our clients.

Through our Global Executive Board, that oversees all the action through geographic and industry groups, we seek to foster a firm-wide culture that is focused on your needs, responding to your concerns and finding specific solutions to your business challenges.

WLA Knowledge Network

 

WLA Knowledge Network is established as an independent knowledge resource to improve understanding of member firms and their clients.

WLA Structure Explained

Around the world, WLA member firms operate and provide legal services to clients as separate legal entities under the common brand of WLA.

‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’, a global law firm network, is the global initiative and law firm brand of Federation of Integrated Conflict Management, FICM, a not-for-profit company registered in India.

‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ is the name and brand under which the members of WLA and their respective affiliates provide services around the world.

The members of ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ are not legal partners with each other.

‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ does not provide legal or other services to clients. Rather, its purpose is to act as a coordinating entity for its members.

References on this website to ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’, ‘law firm’ and ‘legal practice’ are to the members of ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ and their respective affiliates (together the ‘WLA entities’ and each a ‘WLA entity’) or (as the context requires) the WLA entities collectively.

The word ‘partner’ is used to refer to a member, partner or person with equivalent standing and qualifications in any ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ entity.

Each ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ member and its respective affiliates provide legal services in particular jurisdictions, and each of them is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it has established offices.

Information about the name of clients and the nature of the work done for clients will be shared with other ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ entities for the purpose of conflict check.

The other global initiatives of FICM around international cross-border dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and other innovative ADR systems are also part of ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ with an objective of making it a comprehensive cooperative of services for clients around the world.

DISCLAIMER

This website contains general information and, although ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ endeavors to ensure that the content is accurate and up-to-date, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to its accuracy or completeness and therefore the information on this website should not be relied upon.

Users should always seek appropriate legal advice from a suitably qualified lawyer before taking, or refraining from taking, any action. The contents of this website should not be construed as legal or other professional advice and ‘World Law Alliance’ or ‘WLA’ disclaims liability for any loss, howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly from reliance on the information on this website.

All references on this website to the services of WLA and WLA firms or members specifically relates to the services of member firms only. 

Learn More About WLA

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Locations

The World Law Alliance network will have reach in more than 100+ countries.

International Desks

WLA internationally focused teams help members and their clients at every step of the way to delivering quality.

Our Firms

WLA is targeting to recruit 200 member firms along with WLA associates while its highly credible Dispute Practice “International Commercial Disputes Tribunal” already has over 800 independent neutrals and experts in 70+ countries.