about lfn

The Law Firm Network

Founded in 1989, The Law Firm Network is a strong non-exclusive association of independent law firms with members in over 52 countries around the world.

The network’s mission is to develop close personal and professional relationships amongst our more than 1.000 lawyers with the purpose of resolving cross border issues and advising head legal counsels of small, medium and multinational companies.

The Law Firm Network

Founded in 1989, The Law Firm Network is a strong non-exclusive association of independent law firms with members in over 52 countries around the world.

The network’s mission is to develop close personal and professional relationships amongst our more than 1.000 lawyers with the purpose of resolving cross border issues and advising head legal counsels of small, medium and multinational companies.

What makes us different

GLOBAL & LOCAL

Leaders in local markets, with strong regional and international connections. All members have extensive experience providing multi-country service to international and multinational companies.

FLEXIBLE

Experienced in working with alternative and flexible fee structures, consistent with the demands of a global market for legal services.

HUMAN CONNECTION

Clients are our partners, not just companies we do a service for. The lawyers in our network take the time to get to know your company’s culture and DNA in order to deliver the best possible service.

SOLUTION FOCUSED

Our members don’t just highlight potential risks, they focus in offering solutions to real problems.

TRUSTWORTHY

Trust is at the core of our business, for that reason, our member’s work is human and personal. The LFN firms develop strong bonds with clients and help them understand law from a practical point of view.

LFN Message from the Chairman

Peter W. R. Krarup
Peter W. R. Krarup

Chairman | Mazanti-Andersen

Tel.: +45 3319 3710
MOB: +45 4010 3231
E-mail: pk@mazanti.dk

Denmark

As chairman of the Law Firm Network I have been honored by the opportunity to carry on the legacy my office has been a part of since 1989 being one of the founding partners. My office as well as myself have over the years both contributed to and benefited from the network and the skilled and professional members in the Law Firm Network.

Besides being a professional network, the Law Firm Network also creates long lasting friendships between the law firms and lawyers making sure that all referrals are handled in a personal and professional manner for the benefit of the referrer, the recipient and the client. The Law Firm Network does not only work to generate referrals, we are also focusing on how we can further assist our members improving their business, including to help our members establishing a stronger international profile.

Being one of the oldest law firm networks, the Law Firm Network has developed a lot over that past years and are still exploring new ways to develop and expand the network.

We have established several practice groups, and besides having frequently online meetings, these practice groups also publish trend magazines, legal guides as well as podcasts to continue and further strengthen the network across borders.

We are always looking to expand the network further on and into new jurisdictions, so if you have any questions or would like further information about the Law Firm Network, please do not hesitate to contact me or our executive director, Rafael Truan Blanco.

Introduction from the Executive Director

From the side of a snowy mountain in a little ski resort high in the Austrian Alps, where we had our first annual conference in 1989 with no more than 16 colleagues who became close friends linked in mutual trust, to the current international law network that we are now with a worldwide presence and more than 1.000 lawyers, the Law Firm Network has gone through a tremendous growth and transformation maintaining the values of trust and high level of professionalism as standards of our organization.

We are genuinely global, but our purpose is to serve our customers locally. We work on cross border issues, advising in close proximity to the head legal counsels of small, medium and multinational companies. Our members are accustomed to working on international matters, in the manner that such matters require, while bringing local experience and in-depth local legal knowledge.

We group under the umbrella of this Network because it allows us to provide better services to our client, a structure of costs which are not those of large firms, hence a flexible fee structure policy, and the ability to have top legal professionals in different jurisdictions.

We produce legal publications that keep you updated on market and legal developments around the world, encourage academic work and foster interaction along lawyers by having a lawyer’s exchange programme. Our CSR supports organizations that make an impact in their community, wherever the Network travels around the world we collaborate with organizations linked to our members and clients.

As Executive Director, I manage and serve as the face of the Association. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Rafael Truan Blanco

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tel.: +34 609 30 32 62
E-mail: rafaeltruan@LFNglobal.com

Spain

Regional Directors

Contact LFN

Klausstrasse 33, 8024 Zurich, Switzerland

The Law Firm Network is a network of independent law firms founded in 1989. Our members are not affiliated in the joint practice of law; each member firm is an independent law firm and renders professional services on an individual and separate basis.