DAC Beachcroft LLP

01/23/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/23/2017 07:27

World’s Leading Insurance Law Firms To Serve The Global Insurance Market Through Innovative New Model

Published On: 23 January 2017

Four of the world's leading insurance law firms have joined forces 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 (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.

Conceived and formed to meet the legal needs of the growing multinational insurance market, Legalign Global brings together four of the world's leading insurance law firms. Our model is designed to deliver services seamlessly across jurisdictions by best-in-class law firms in their region that share consistent, unparalleled service standards.

While some member firms' practices extend beyond insurance, Legalign Global will focus on three primary areas: Insurance / Reinsurance Coverage, Insurance / Reinsurance Defence and Insurance Regulatory & Compliance.

All four Legalign Global member firms are already recognised as best-in-class in their respective markets and will work together to meet mutual clients' business needs. Key to the unique offering of the Legalign model is the vast intellectual capital related to insurance that combines local insight with international reach, cost efficiencies and innovative claims solutions.

DAC Beachcroft Managing Partner, David Pollitt, said: 'This is a fantastic move for all four firms. We are proud to be a Legalign founding member and excited about the opportunities this arrangement will bring to our clients and to our people in the coming years.'

'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.'

'The synergies between our respective clients, our service capabilities and our cultures are genuinely noteworthy. That makes the opportunity to join forces an exciting one both for us and for our clients, many of which will feel the benefit of this comprehensive new global offering with almost immediate effect. We can't wait to continue to build on what we have already achieved.'

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.'

To read more about Legalign Global, click here.