About ABL

Alliance of Business Lawyers (ABL) is a dynamic global association of leading
business law firms throughout the world.

Increasingly, many businesses and individuals need advice on an international basis in order to operate successfully in other countries. Our experience and proactive legal solutions have guided many clients, helping them and their businesses grow and prosper.

The ABL network links lawyers across the world. With over 900 lawyers and 57 offices in 25 countries, ABL allows businesses access to creative and entrepreneurial legal advice worldwide. From tax, labour, intellectual property, securities, to mergers and acquisitions.

Our Board

The ABL Executive Board deals with matters that have world wide ramifications for the association.

Mark Ruddy

President Read More

Laura Gobernado

Vice President Read More

Baudouin Dunand

Director Read More

Andres Bazo

Director Read More

Hans Mathijsen

Director Read More

Ana is based in Coimbra, Portugal, and joined ABL as Network Coordinator in 2022. Among others, she is supporting the member firms, building the network around the world, and organizing ABL events. Ana has a Law Degree, a Master's in International Law and a Master's in Translation with specialization in Legal Translation. She speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Please contact Ana should you have any questions or require any information related to ABL.

Strategic Alliances

At ABL, we persue strategic alliances that complement, enhance and help us grow our association. Our world class alliances are key to helping ABL gain a competitive advantage in delivering high standard, innovative legal solutions to clients around the world.

ABL has entered into beneficial strategic alliances with the following associations

The Council of International Investigators (CII) is a network of over 370 investigative and security professionals in 66 countries on 6 continents who collectively and individually provide effective solutions to complex problems.

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Integra International is an interactive global association of local independent accounting, taxation, auditing, and business consulting firms dedicated to advising businesses around the world. Our member firms contain over 3,000 CPAs, CAs and Business Advisors who share knowledge openly and regularly. Members offer a wide range of professional services to their clients, meeting their national and international needs. All member firms are local firms, owned by successful partners who understand the unique culture of the owner-managed business and the regulatory and tax environment in which they operate.

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