In June 2007, KOAN became a member of Multilaw, a leading global network of independent law firms. Why did we opt for a partnership with Multilaw? Why is this network so important to us? What is the added value for our clients? You will find a word of explanation hereunder.
Local insight :
We at KOAN chose to be an independent firm, not part of a larger conglomerate of large UK or US firms. We want to determine our own course, develop our own strategies, with the aim of offering flexible and customized quality services, easily adapted to the particularities of a domestic environment, and do so at competitive rates thanks to the substantially lower overhead costs of an independent firm.
And looking back on 13 years of KOAN now, we can safely say that our choice for this approach was in all respects the right one.
But our international clientele and local clientele with international projects require at the same time cross boarder legal assistance, adapted to any domestic market in the world in which they are active or intend to develop business, and not in the least our clients active in the digital world, by definition a borderless environment.
To answer our clients’ need for cross boarder legal assistance, we decided in 2007 to enter into a partnership with Multilaw (www.multilaw.com) a global network consisting of more than 80 leading and highly reputable law firms in more than 100 countries, gathering approximately 8.500 specialized lawyers, offering state of the art solutions in more than 300 commercial centers worldwide.
Multilaw is not just another international network. It is ranked in the “Elite band” of Global Legal Networks by the 2016 Chambers and Partners Global Guide. Only 10 such networks in the world have achieved such a ranking and it affirms the exceptional quality of Multilaw and its members. Quality is among other things guaranteed by a rigorous selection procedure and strict acceptance criteria for new members, yearly quality appraisals of all existing members and the firm commitment of each member to share common values in every area of service delivery by championing integrity, collaboration, professionalism and trust.
Our partnership with Multilaw has proven to be one of the major strengths of our services, namely the capability of offering our clients effective solutions tailored to the specificities of each of the local markets in which they operate, on a global scale.
Want more information?
KOAN contact: Jan Decorte, partner at KOAN
Multilaw contact: Caroline Kerr-Martin, Marketing & Business Development Manager