History

Interlegal goes back to 1984 when two French lawyers recognized the need for a nation-wide legal network in Europe in order to respond to increasing cross-border business. 

The network was first instigated a few years later, as a result of careful research and negotiation between law firms from France, Spain and Portugal. Seven countries including England, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, later joined the network in the hopes of creating the European Economic Interest Group (EEIG)Lastly, Belgium and Denmark joined the ranks and the network was founded in 1989 under the name Eurojurist. 

The network increased in size and achieved excellent legal service throughout Europe for clients ranging from small, privately held corporations to multinationals. Soon it was recognised that a wider global network was needed, as clients demanded help in overseas regions. In 1994, Eurojurist Network was formed, doing away with the membership restrictions regarding EEIG`s. In 1996, the name was changed to Interlegal to reflect this change in outlook and service of the network. Since then, the network has grown in size, adding members in the Americas, Asia, the Far East, Australia and the new EU member states and continues with its charted course of providing local excellence, wherever the clients’ business may take them.