ABL Membership - FAQ

Below you will find the questions most asked by prospective members.

  • How large is ABL?

    ABL continues to grow. Click here to see details of our current membership numbers ABL - Membership Statistics.

  • What are the membership fees?

    There is a one-time joining fee of EUR 2,000, an annual membership fee of EUR 2,500 and an annual EUR 500 non-refundable prepayment for conference costs.

  • What are the requirements to be a member?

    Candidate member firms are carefully vetted in order to keep up with the first-class service our clients expect from us.

    Eligible candidate law firms must meet the criteria below:

    • Full service business firm in order to gain territorial exclusivity. Niche & specialist firms are eligible but might not be granted exclusivity
    • Main commercial client focus should be on business organizations of all sizes and types but with particular emphasis on small & medium sized enterprises
    • Actively represent clients with international interest
    • Midsized for the respective jurisdiction and of high repute amongst peers
    • Highest standards of work and professional ethics
    • Commitment of firm’s principals to participate fully in ABL’s conferences and activities
    • Preferably not a member of any similar competing network or alliance
    • Appropriate language skills
  • Does ABL have any referral fees?

    Yes, 5% of the net turnover generated by members from ABL referred work is contributed to the network.

  • How does my firm join ABL?

    Please refer to our membership "Join Us" page. ABL - Join Us.

  • Whom do I call if I have a problem with ABL or its lawyers?

    Send an email to admin@ablglobal.net when you have questions or concerns about our association, member firms or other service related matters.

  • What types of clients are served through ABL?

    ABL is dedicated to serving the legal needs of business organizations of all sizes and types but with particular emphasis on small & medium sized enterprises with substantial international interest.