The purpose of this letter is to inform you of EURO LATAM LEX- a new, innovative and exciting project which we firmly believe in and would like you to be part of.
EURO LATAM LEX aims to be a network of independent law firms from Europe and Latin America. Each firm is excelling in its jurisdiction and providing top tier legal and business services between two traditionally separated continents.
Due to the transnational nature of their business, the globalisation of the economy and the development of new technologies, we have seen an increasing tendency in our clients requiring legal services in various jurisdictions worldwide.
Many firms with few or no branches in other countries have struggled to offer a unified service that their clients require, mainly due to barriers such as: language; divergence in legal systems; lack of coordination; and excessive costs.
Given these problems and the occasional dissatisfaction of clients, many of us have at one point or another joined a Lawyers Association- a great tool for the referral of legal work. However, at an operative level we have been equally dissatisfied due to the lack of coordination between members, resulting in a fractioned and more expensive service to clients.
With this in mind we decided to create EURO LATAM LEX. Our main objective is to be an organization of independent law firms, providing clients with first class services through attorneys with a range of professional experience and an international outlook. We wish to facilitate and increase communications amongst members whilst improving members' capacity to serve the needs of their clients. Furthermore, EURO LATAM LEX seeks to match clients between different law firms in different jurisdictions.
The members of EURO LATAM LEX shall maintain complete autonomy; shall render professional services to their clients on an individual and separate basis; shall not be restricted in referring, handling or accepting cases or in joining other professional organizations; and are not affiliated to the joint practice of law.
Please find attached our position paper which explains in more detail the objectives, benefits and structure of EURO LATAM LEX as well as the main requirements for membership.
This network is a joint initiative in which all members will benefit greatly, and we would be delighted if you would consider joining us- expanding your company through new, unexplored markets and potential clients.
Javier Cremades García
President of EURO LATAM LEX
Benita Ferrero Waldner
Co-President of EURO LATAM LEX