Aussie lawfirm joins global alliance to serve multinational insurance market

Four of the world’s leading insurance law firms including Wotton + Kearney  from Australia have joined forces to form Legalign Global in order to deliver legal services for insurers and their global clients.

Legalign Global comprises founding member firms BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr (Germany), DAC Beachcroft (UK), Wilson Elser (United States) and Wotton + Kearney (Australia), and has 2,000 lawyers in 58 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Legalign Global will focus on three primary areas: Insurance / Reinsurance Coverage, Insurance / Reinsurance Defence and Insurance Regulatory & Compliance.

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.

“The globalisation of our economy has resulted in an increasing number of companies conducting business across jurisdictions, requiring multinational insurance programs and creating a demand for high-quality, consistent legal representation when cross-border disputes occur,” said David Kearney, Chief Executive Partner, Wotton + Kearney.

“Legalign Global, unlike networks of loosely affiliated law firms, is a closely knit, integrated alliance with a codified global Client Service Charter that helps ensure all member firms deliver consistent, quality service to our clients.”

Key to the unique offering of the Legalign Global model is the vast intellectual capital related to insurance that combines local insight with international reach, cost efficiencies and innovative claims solutions.

“We are honoured to join with such outstanding law firms and look forward to serving current and prospective clients as part of this unique and impressive alliance,” advised Mr. Kearney.