Four of the world’s leading insurance law firms seamlessly aligned
Conceived and formed to meet the legal needs of the growing multinational insurance market, Legalign Global employs an innovative legal services business model for the insurance sector delivered seamlessly across jurisdictions by best-in-region law firms that share consistent, unparalleled service standards.
Legalign Global is an alliance between four of the world’s leading insurance law firms Wotton + Kearney, BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr, DAC Beachcroft and Wilson Elser. Together we facilitate a more effective legal services response to our global insurer clients and their customers working in foreign markets or under multi-national insurance programs.
Through our four firms close working relationship, our clients have access to uniformly high levels of service, quality and efficiency wherever matters arise and from more than 2000 lawyers in 60 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. All operating under a common Client Services Charter.
To learn more visit www.legalignglobal.com.
BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr is the leading German law firm in insurance and liability law. The specialisation has been in place since the founding of the firm in 1911. Today more than 150 lawyers in five locations across Germany (Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin and Karlsruhe) work for nearly all German insurance companies and numerous clients in the international insurance and business markets. As market leader, BLD aims to offer the best legal advice which is available in German insurance and liability law. For more information visit: www.bld.eu.
DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. Our lawyers provide a full-service commercial, transactional, claims, risk and advisory capability for clients in a wide range of industry sectors. DAC Beachcroft refers to the DAC Beachcroft Group, which includes a number of differently regulated entities within the UK and internationally. For more information visit: www.dacbeachcroft.com.
Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm, serves its clients with nearly 800 lawyers in 30 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal’s survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses. For more information visit: www.wilsonelser.com.
Wotton + Kearney has one focus ─ insurance law ─ with over 150 lawyers across our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Wellington all specialising in the handling of insurance claims and coverage issues across all commercial insurance product lines. W+K’s dedication to the insurance makes it the law firm of choice for some of the largest insurers, brokers and their customers in Australia, New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific region. For more information visit: www.wottonkearney.com.
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