For more than thirty years Interlaw has been the preferred international network of reliable, quality-monitored, corporate, commercial independent law firms. Corporate counsel and other executives choose Interlawyers in some 125 cities worldwide as their primary resource for legal representation. Interlaw members share the same general core values and commit to extend to one another’s clients the professional courtesy of ‘Best Client’ status, assuring seamless service, timely response, transparent and fair billing practices, and open, honest, and direct communication with the client and the referring attorney.
It is well known that Fortune Manning is the exclusive member in New Zealand of Interlaw, which is a highly regarded law firm network for clients doing business internationally. Interlaw has earned the highest professional ranking with the Chambers and Partners legal directory as an ‘Elite Global Law Firm Network’ and counts as its members top tier independent law firms in 130 cities worldwide.
The ASEAN region has a population of approximately 600 million people or 8.8% of the world's population. If ASEAN were a single entity, it would rank as the seventh largest economy in the world. As such, it is a significant trading partner for New Zealand business. Through Interlaw, Fortune Manning has associate firms in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hanoi, Manila and with a new firm to join from Jakarta. In addition, they have member firms in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Ghangzou, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Interlaw has created structures such as Special Business Teams and email ‘listservs’ that encourage communication among members in the network. Additionally, Interlaw publishes an electronic newsletter quarterly for members, media, and client subscribers. Members are encouraged to visit one another’s firms to build relationships and learn what legal resources are available to them within the network. Members host receptions when fellow Interlawyers are in their city for other legal conferences such as the International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).