Global Independent Law Firms Forum 2017


24-25 April 2017
Jumeirah Carlton Tower
London SW1, UK

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Hosted by Legal Week and The American Lawyer, the widely acknowledged Global Independent Law Firms Forum provides the platform for numerous independent law firms, from around the world, to congregate and exert influence on international and regional debates and to converse in topical arguments through open debate, panels, expert speakers and interactive seminars.

Discussing the most relevant international topics, the conference offers the opportunity for delegates to engage and influence with critical debates that will take place throughout the day. The conference, chaired by Macfarlanes' senior partner Charles Martin, will cover a broad range of topics and case studies that are currently affecting independent law firms and thus providing a global update.

Topics include:
- Brexit & other key global political issues
- Defining an independent law firm 
- Existing and emerging markets
- The position for independent law firms in global M&A
- Firm structure and governance
- Diversity

Legal Week's Global Independent Law Firm Forum is a platform designed for esteemed speakers and attendees to discuss a balanced approach and implementation for international prosperity.

Join us at the conference for an educational and insightful day providing the perfect opportunity to engage in international debates which will affect not just your region, but the world.

Abigail Harris
Conference Producer, ALM Media

Firms represented at Legal Week Independent Law Firms Forum 2016 included:
ABC Legal, Arendt & Medernach, Ashurst, ASTREA, Atanaskovic Hartnell, AZB Partners, Bulboaca & Asociatii, Clarkslegal, Deprez Guignot Associés, DLA Piper, Houthoff Buruma, John W Ffooks & Co, Kinstellar, LabLaw Law Firm, Legance Avvocati Associati, Luther, Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, Macfarlanes, Magnusson, Mourant Ozannes, NCTM Studio Legale, Pestalozzi, Peterka & Partners, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati UK, PLMJ International Legal Network, Riverview Law, Rutgers & Posch, Schillings, Shepherd and Wedderburn, Simmons & Simmons, SK Chambers, Stevens & Bolton, Travers Smith, Trowers & Hamlins, v. Woedtke & Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Wolfs Advocaten.