Interlegal is proud to be one of the world’s first law firm networks. Originally established in Europe in response to increasing cross-border business, the globalization of legal practices and the emerging needs of our clients have led us to expand across the globe.
The network was first formed after 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 network as a European Economic Interest Group (EEIG). Belgium and Denmark followed in their footsteps shortly after. The network was then officially founded in 1989 under the name Eurojurist.
The network gradually increased in size and achieved excellent legal service throughout Europe for clients ranging from small, privately held corporations to multinationals. Soon, it was recognized that a wider global network was needed as clients demanded help in overseas regions.
In 1994, Eurojurist Network was formed, abandoning our previous country membership restrictions. The name was changed to Interlegal in 1996 to reflect this change in our network’s outlook and service.
Since then, we have grown in size, adding members from the Americas, Asia, the Far East, Australia, and the new EU member states. We continue our charted course of providing local excellence throughout the world, working with clients wherever their business takes them.