Membership Requirements

(Last updated July 2013)

Selection Criteria:
• Reputation
• Capability and commitment to delivery of quality advice and work product
• Experience handling international referrals
• Compatibility with existing members
• Participation in network meetings and initiatives

Candidate firms are required to meet the following specific criteria:
• Full service capability
• Small to Mid-sized in their local jurisdiction Independently owned and managed
• A commercial practice
• The ability to work in English
• An English language website detailing the firm’s services
• Strong domestic focus combined with significant expertise in cross border business
• An entrepreneurial, practical and commercial approach
• A diverse and growing client base
• Competitive charge out rates
• Focus on serving a specific geographic area where LL does not currently have a representative member to prevent competitive conflicts
• An appropriate level of liability insurance for their jurisdiction

Candidate firms must demonstrate commitment to:
• Foster ties with member firms and participate in joint business development activities and knowledge sharing
• The highest standards of integrity, ethics, transparency, and professionalism
• High quality advice and excellent work product
• Providing responsive, flexible and better value services
• Ensuring substantial partner involvement and oversight in client matters
• The continuing professional education of staff
• Participation by senior and managing partners in association initiatives aimed at fostering the development and reinforcement of personal relationships.