Leading insurance firms including DACB launch “close-knit” global alliance
Four of the world’s leading insurance law firms have joined forces to deliver legal services for insurers and their global clients. Legalign Global – which is said to be a close-knit, integrated alliance rather than loose affiliation – comprises founding member firms BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr (Germany), DAC Beachcroft (UK), Wilson Elser (US) and Wotton + Kearney (Australia) and has 2,000 lawyers in 58 offices throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.
The firms have joined forces in order to meet the increasingly cross-jurisdictional legal needs of the growing multinational insurance market and the network will focus on insurance/reinsurance coverage; insurance/reinsurance defence; and insurance regulatory compliance.
Daniel J. McMahon, Wilson Elser chairman, said: “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. 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.”
DAC Beachcroft managing partner, David Pollitt, said: “In partnership with our existing offices in the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Singapore, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Chile and Colombia – and with our associated firms in Brazil, Canada, Central America, India, Northern Ireland, Malaysia and Peru – this gives DAC Beachcroft an even bigger global footprint and offers our clients a consistent, high-quality service whatever and wherever their needs.”