WLA Organizational Structure

WLA is geographically organised in following 4 regions:

  1. WLA Americas
  2. WLA Europe
  3. WLA Middle East & Africa
  4. WLA Asia Pacific

Each region operates with a 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 WLA.

Member firm partners jointly govern WLA through its 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 fulfills the needs of international clients who demand a seamless cross border service as well as in order to enhance the contact between members of the network.

These regional groups provide invaluable regional knowledge transfer between their members and are 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’ 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, however caused, arising directly or indirectly from reliance on the information on this website.

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