Membership Information

Alliance of Business Lawyers is a leading edge network of business lawyers throughout the world. All our members are well established and renowned law firms in each of their jurisdictions. They have great expertise in dealing with cross-border transactions and commercial litigation. By joining ABL they will retain their independence.

ABL membership candidates must generally be full-service business law firms that actively represent clients with international interests. They shall adhere to the ABL Practice Management Standards and other internal rules.

Two General Meetings are held per year. These conferences take place at changing locations around the world and attendance is required. At conferences members exchange expertise and gain valuable insight into global legal and business trends. A good amount of time is allocated to face-to-face networking, which we believe is the best way to generate new business and get ultimate return on membership.

Alliance of Business Lawyers carefully screens candidate member firms 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