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International reach

Our clients increasingly conduct their businesses on a global basis and expect us to be able to look after their interests wherever they may arise. We appreciate that understanding different cultures can be just as important as providing legal knowledge and expertise.

We've developed an extensive informal network of law firms we've worked with over many years in most foreign jurisdictions. In addition, we're members of three international legal alliances that provide access to international law firms we know, trust and are happy to recommend to our clients.

Insurance Law Global

Weightmans is one of a group of law firms from across Europe and North America that have launched a multi-jurisdiction legal network – Insurance Law Global – to provide a global service to insurance clients.

The Insurance Law Global (ILG) network is made up of four founding law firms from the UK, Spain, Canada and the USA. Weightmans will work alongside fellow founders Blaney McMurtrey of Canada, Spanish firm LC Rodrigo Abogados and the USA’s Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

Insurance Law Global is a network of like-minded independent insurance defence firms and the result of over a year of preparation and organisation. We've worked hard to ensure we're culturally and organisationally compatible, and we're committed to continuing this development, expanding the global reach of the network even further and offering our clients the best possible service.

Member firms have a strong commitment to the insurance industry and share a common philosophy – we're results oriented and offer practical solutions of a high standard, with client care at the heart of our approach. The group will collaborate to help clients respond to the challenges presented by globalisation and the increasingly dynamic political and environmental landscape.

Collectively, the ILG has bases in 30 cities across six countries, and the network is seeking to expand its reach across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

For further information about ILG, contact Kieran Jones.

Legalink

Legalink is an invitation-only network of top-tier independent law firms which practice in the world’s finance and commercial centres. All member firms meet twice a year to create and reinforce strong relationships. This ensures that we're able to assist our clients in making an effective judgment about which firm will best meet their interests internationally.

Member firms are selected based on an outstanding reputation, depth and breadth of commitment to international legal services, and a proven ability to assist other law firms undertaking international legal work. We're one of only three UK member firms and the only firm with offices outside London.

For further information about Legalink, contact Gary Jones.

AIDA

The International Association of Insurance Law/Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA) was formed in 1960 to promote and develop collaboration between its members within the insurance industry at an international level, to pursue harmonisation of insurance law or means for resolution of insurance disputes. We're members of BILA (the British Insurance Law Association), which is AIDA’s British Chapter. The membership of this international Association consists of lawyers, insurers, brokers and intermediaries involved in the insurance industry.

Participating firms within these associations can be found in over 60 countries. Individual members of the firm are also members of other international legal networks.

For further information about AIDA/BILA contact Ling Ong.