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New Interlaw Law Members Boost European and North American Expertise

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Interlaw,  the elite global legal practice, has expanded its global footprint with the addition of three new strategic partners from Europe and North America.

Bishop & McKenzie LLP (Alberta, Canada), Glinska & Mišković, (Zagreb, Croatia) and Shutts & Bowen LLP (Florida, USA) bring expertise across a full range of corporate legal disciplines in their jurisdictions including corporate, construction, financial services, taxation, trusts, estates, insolvency, litigation, administrative law and commercial real estate.

The new members add to the 11 firms that joined Interlaw in the last fiscal year, as the practice continues to successfully attract the most reputable independent law firms to serve clients across its global operations. Interlaw now has more than 7,000 lawyers in its network across more than 150 cities worldwide.

Glenn M. Cunningham, Chair of Interlaw, said: “The continued expansion of Interlaw with high quality legal expertise is vital to the success of the organization. As an elite global network, expanding the expertise available to our clients in more jurisdictions is key to providing local legal capability with the global reach that clients need. It will also provide our members and their clients with greater access to important jurisdictions when acting on cross-border matters of all kinds.” 

Alberta-based Bishop & McKenzie LLP brings expertise in commercial real estate and lending transactions, civil enforcement matters, M&A, commercial litigation, and insolvency.  With a co-operative approach and client-focussed philosophy, Bishop & McKenzie LLP has assisted clients in navigating expansion into international markets and has facilitated the organization of national real estate portfolios.  

Glinska & Mišković is based in Croatia where very few international law firms have a presence. Formed in 2009 by its two founding partners, the firm has grown rapidly due to its expertise particularly in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, real estate, corporate, M&A and regulatory. 

Glinska & Mišković and its partners hold prominent positions, including top tier, according to leading international directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review. 

American law firm Shutts & Bowen LLP is based in Miami, Florida and has almost 300 lawyers and partners, including many ranked in various Chambers guides. With eight offices across Florida, the firm has been part of the US state’s growth and legal history for more than a century. Shutts is a full-service firm with expertise in more than 30 practice areas includinglitigation, corporate, construction, financial services, hospitality, insurance, real estate, taxation and trusts and estates. 

With more than 32 percent of its clients internationally based, it brings vast expertise and local heritage to the Interlaw network.