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ILN Partnership Event | Anti-Corruption London

September 20-21, 2022 | Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, London

C5’s 16th International Conference on Anti-Corruption London is taking place this 20–21 September! Don’t miss out on re-connecting with the “who’s who” of the Anti-Corruption and compliance community.

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3 Tips to Translate Networking into Business Opportunities

I know, it’s summer and we’re trying to relax.

But just in case you find yourself at a networking event in the next few weeks (or plan to be at one this fall), there are a few key ways you can add value to your attendance in addition to your presence at the event. Of course, when you choose the right one, the networking alone provides a return on your investment.

But we’re often so eager for our actual attendance to equal business that we forget that as with any business development opportunity, it’s not one-and-done. In the dating game, while it might be possible for you to meet someone and marry them the same night, and find lasting happiness, it’s much more likely that you spend time getting to know each other before making a commitment. Your business relationships are much the same.

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the addition of C. Mputhia Advocates, Kenya.

C. Mputhia Advocates is an award-winning, Nairobi-based law firm, whose main vision is to be a change agent in the legal and business environment. C.Mputhia advocates recently launched its strategic plan with a theme of pioneering, globalization, and innovation. C.Mputhia advocates offers advice to international businesses seeking to establish a presence in Africa. The firm has provided policy and legislative advisory services for various international bodies including the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO) in drafting the Copyright and Collective Management Organization Regulations for the Kingdom Of Eswatini.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Michael Tinkler | Burton Partners

Michael Tinkler is an experienced commercial and real estate lawyer at Burton Partners, the ILN’s member for New Zealand. In this episode, Lindsay and Michael discuss the hot property market in New Zealand, the challenges of finding good talent, and the things that unite us.

You can listen to the podcast here, or we’ve provided a transcript of the highlights below.

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ILN Update on Ukraine

Since February 24, 2022, the International Lawyers Network has continued to monitor the events in Ukraine closely. We posted an initial statement on February 25th condemning the attack by Russia, followed by an unequivocal statement against the war on March 2nd. Due to the continued escalation and the clear breach of international law as stated by the International Bar Association and ruled by the International Court of Justice, the ILN has agreed, with immediate effect, that the member firms in Russia will no longer be members of the International Lawyers Network.

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ILN Statement on Ukraine

The International Lawyers Network condemns in the strongest possible terms the reckless and unprovoked attack by Russia on Ukraine. We join with the International Bar Association in their statement against this blatant breach of international law and send our support to our member firm, PETERKA & PARTNERS Ukraine, and their families, as well as the citizens affected. We hope for an end to the war as soon as possible.

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International Lawyers Network Wins Global Law Firm Network of the Year

The International Lawyers Network has won Global Law Firm Network of the Year during The Lawyer European Awards 2021.

The Lawyer European Awards was established as a first-of-its-kind initiative to reward and celebrate excellence across the European legal market. Of the ILN, the judges said, “Great focus on diversity, budget planning and cross-border collaboration,” as well as “Admire the self-awareness leading to a governance restructure. Has responded well to the pandemic and its ‘success’ rates speak for themselves.”

Executive Director, Lindsay Griffiths said, “We are elated to be honored by The Lawyer with this award. We’d like to thank both The Lawyer and the judges for selecting us from among such a prestigious group of finalists and we are especially grateful to our members, whose hard work and dedication to the Network during this challenging year have made this possible. Our sincere congratulations to all the finalists and winners.”

About the ILN
The ILN is a non-exclusive network of high-quality mid-sized law firms, which operates to create a global platform in the provision of legal services, particularly for clients with international needs. With a presence in 67 countries, it is exceptionally well placed to offer seamless legal services, often of a cross-border nature from like-minded and quality legal practices. In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally. Today, the ILN remains at the very forefront of legal networks in its reach, capability, and depth of expertise.

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ILN Welcomes New Member Office in Ukraine!

The International Lawyers Network is excited to announce that PETERKA & PARTNERS’ Ukraine office has become our new member firm for Ukraine.

PETERKA & PARTNERS is a leading independent full-service business law practice with a special commitment to Central and Eastern Europe. Operating 9 wholly-owned offices across the region in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Hungary, the firm is seamlessly integrated and provides clients from different industry sectors with a pan-regional service and a single point of contact, maintaining a broad vision for all their regional assignments. The firm is currently represented in the ILN by their offices in Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine.

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member in Cyprus

The International Lawyers Network (“ILN”) is thrilled to welcome a new member firm, LLPO Law Firm, in Nicosia, Cyprus.

LLPO Law Firm was established at the end of 1999 as the result of two existing law firms merging together. The result of the merger was the creation of one of the first law firms in Cyprus to be founded on the equal partnership model. At the beginning of 2006, LLPO initiated the formal internationalization of its services, launching representative offices in Athens, London, and Bucharest. Today at the core of the firm’s sustainable expansion model lies the client-centric approach and sectoral expertise of its lawyers, in tandem with the ongoing utilization of innovative technology. Through its dedicated legal team, LLPO provides services in all major areas of the law with a particular focus on Corporate Services, Financial Services, Litigation, and Advisory.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 4: Attilio Ferrari | FPB Legal, Milan, Italy

In our third episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast, we welcomed Attilio Ferrari, a partner with FPB Legal in Milan, Italy and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Attilio and I discussed emphasizing being a trusted partner over business development, the importance of communication, and how no one is really “smart working” at the moment.

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