Legal Netlink Alliance - inaugural global conference has strengthened cross border relationships

Legal Netlink Alliance's global conference in London brought together 180 members and guests from 29 countries from Europe, North America, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan and Mexico.

The first wholly global conference celebrated nearly 20 years of the alliance and provided delegates with the opportunity to discuss the challenges they face when working across borders for their clients. 

Speakers and working groups covered a wide range of topics including the importance of the rule of law to our societies, the many challenges presented by the UK leaving the EU, the importance of understanding cultural differences when working in other countries and the exciting opportunities presented by increased globalisation of the legal market. 

Tim Langton, Senior Partner at the host firm Goodman Derrick LLP commented:

“The conference presented us with a unique opportunity to cement our professional global alliance. We left the conference with both a better understanding of the challenges which we face as lawyers and business people and the strategies to address those challenges.”

Albrecht Prestel, president of the European chapter and Jay Frank, president of the US chapter of Legal Netlink Alliance commented:

"It is clear that our clients are often borderless in their outlook and so this network is a crucial part of how we help provide our clients with the legal assistance they require across jurisdictions. It allows us to provide our clients with access to trusted and friendly advisers from around the world."

Notes to Editor

Legal Netlink Alliance is a global alliance of more than 100 carefully selected, midsized, general practice, independent law firms. Member firms aim at the highest level of quality and integrity.   Legal Netlink Alliance offers clients the breadth and resources of a large legal organization without the inherent inefficiencies, conflict issues and impersonal nature that burden large international law firms.   More information on the network and on individual members are available on the website

For further information on Legal Netlink Alliance please contact the secretary, Elinor Pritchard at or +44 (0)20 8546 2613 or +44 (0)7780 676976.

Goodman Derrick LLP

Goodman Derrick is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London. We are recognised for providing high quality legal advice across a range of practice areas and for our distinctive, client-focused service.

  • 30 partners leading a team of over 90
  • A recognised adviser to FTSE-listed, national and international businesses, including many household names
  • Recommended as a leading law firm in key practices by the independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500
  • A founder member of Legal Netlink Alliance, please see the international section of our website for more information
  • Founded in 1954 by Lord Goodman and established as a limited liability partnership in 2006

For more information

For further information contact James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick at or on +44 (0)7815 846 124.