Today Chambers Global released their annual rankings for Global Law Firm Networks and for the seventh year in succession Multilaw has achieved ‘Elite’ status.
Chambers researchers looked for and found evidence of integration across the member firms and were impressed by the innovation and activity driven centrally by the Global Office. As with previous years the researchers interviewed a number of clients who work with Multilaw firms seeking their opinions on the network.
Chambers give further information on the exacting criteria for 'Elite' networks in their commentary for the 2021 guide:
"In this Elite subsection of the Leading Law Firm Networks section, these rankings focus on the most impressive independent law firm networks. The chief criterion for a leading legal network, is that the member firms are independent of each other and any controlling entity. A law firm network's ranking in this section, is contingent on the rankings, and the ranking strength, of its member firms across the various Chambers Guides. For the most part, the network should exist without relying on a central law firm. A strong law firm network positions itself as a cost-effective alternative to an international law firm with many international branches. If effective, the network should help members generate cross-referral work, and that clients benefit from unified solutions when work crosses borders.
Those considered here demonstrate an added value beyond the impressive membership statistics. This is established either through affirmative feedback from the members, or evidence provided in a submission document."
Multilaw Executive Director Adam Cooke said: “I am delighted that for the seventh year in succession Multilaw has achieved ‘Elite’ status as a legal network in the Chambers Global Guide. Chambers researchers looked at the breadth of the respective networks and the rankings of our individual firms also contributed to our overall ranking. The Chambers review said of us: 'Clients are guaranteed top-level service, which is ensured through continual appraisals.'”