MIINEAPOLIS, Sept. 8 LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Attorneys from major business law firms in nearly 40 countries will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 14-16, 2006 for the 37th semi-annual conference of the World Law Group, a leading network of independent law firms located in most of the world’s major commercial centers.
Hosted by member firm Faegre & Benson LLP, which is based in
Minneapolis, the World Law Group meeting will draw delegates from as far
afield as China, Malaysia, Australia, India and South Africa, as well as
Europe, South America, Canada and the United States. In addition to
attending three days of plenary sessions on emerging legal challenges for
companies doing business globally, delegates, with their guests, will
partake of some of the highlights of the area, including visits to the
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Dakota Jazz Club and a cruise on Lake
Minnetonka aboard the Queen of Excelsior.
Tom Morgan, Chair of the Management Committee of Faegre & Benson, said his firm was honored to host the WLG event for the first time, especially
as 2006 marks the firm’s 120th anniversary and its 10th year as a member of the global network of law firms. He also noted the number of leading
multinational companies headquartered in the area, which often require the services of lawyers around the world, including 3M, General Mills, Cargill and Pentair.
The World Law Group’s last semi-annual conference was held in March in New Delhi, India. The next is scheduled for Oslo, Norway in May 2007.
Formed in 1988, the World Law Group holds its semi-annual conference to enable attorneys from member firms to come together to strengthen their
relationships and to increase awareness and understanding of legal issues
and client needs worldwide. There are currently 48 World Law Group member
firms located in 37 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria,
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines,
Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Japan, and the United States.
Faegre & Benson is among the country’s 100 largest law firms. With more than 475 lawyers and offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, Faegre represents established and emerging businesses coast to coast and around the world.
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