Frequently Asked Questions

The premier guide to leading legal professionals throughout the Global Law Experts

If you are having difficulty using Global Law Experts or you require some additional information concerning the website and its various processes – answers to your questions may well be below. If the required details are not highlighted in the below FAQ please feel free to contact GLE on or call +44 (0) 870 977 1000 for more information.

What is Global Law Experts?

GLE is a recommendation service and reference source profiling the leading partners and law firms for all key practice areas in over 140 countries. Businesses and individuals alike are able to locate and contact our listed individuals in their required jurisdiction for their specific needs without having to conduct costly and time consuming independent research. Each listed expert is a leading figure in their area of practice and many are affiliated with well known international networks / alliances. As a result this enables GLE to be used as an internal referral network for the law firms and partners profiled. GLE also acts as a portal for the legal community to keep up to date on current practice area news and relevant events / conferences all around the world.

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Who uses Global Law Experts?

Visitors and registered users of GLE are mainly Business Directors, In-House Legal Council, Investors or independent Law Firms. Most visitors are looking for representation, trying to find a legal partner to assist them in another country / area of specialism or simply conducting research.

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How does Global Law Experts compile its recommended firms / what research is conducted?

Each January and July GLE distributes its Recommendation Questionnaire to over 45,000 Business Leaders, Advisers and In-House Council all over the world. The results of the Recommendation Questionnaire form the basis of the research process moving forward. Each relevant firm nominated for an available position is screened by the GLE research department – they look into the individual lawyer, the firm as a whole, its affiliations, clients and past transactional / case history. Successful applications are then passed onto the Nominations Panel. The Panel is comprised of a pool of leading figures in the international legal community including the directors of a number of global law networks / alliances, in-house council for a variety of top companies and the heads of a multitude of bar associations. The firm and relevant partner is then contacted and given the opportunity to be profiled on GLE as a recommended adviser.

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How can I make a recommendation for a firm or colleague to appear on GLE?

If you wish to recommend a law firm / lawyer, put yourself or a colleague forward or enquire as to joining the Nominations Panel or become a Recommendations Questionnaire recipient – please contact the nominations team on

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How do I become a Global Law Expert?

Only those individuals who are recommended or apply to be profiled will go through the GLE application and research process. The standard of profiled individuals and firms is very high – as a result following the research process and subsequent conclusion of the Nominations Panel only a small selection applications are successful. Financial incentives or contributions have no influence on the application or research processes.

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Since 2010, the Global Law Experts annual awards have been celebrating excellence, innovation and performance across the legal communities from around the world.