GBL Membership

Opening the world for your business

Member Benefits

There are many valuable benefits to joining GBL Alliance, but above all membership is intended to enhance members’ ability to serve clients internationally.


In today’s global economy, clients more than ever need reliable legal counsel wherever they do business. As a member of GBL Alliance, you have access to world-wide network of law firms that have in-depth insight and a comprehensive understanding of the culture, politics, government and law of their respective jurisdictions. In addition, our members are hand-picked for their approach to client service, which means you can have peace of mind in knowing that your clients will receive the same quality of service internationally.


Because the strength of our network relies on the strength of the relationships between members, each year members are invited to two in-person conferences designed to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices, and generate new business. In line with our lean infrastructure, our conferences combine the right balance of efficiency and networking activities.


Finally, from a marketing perspective, membership in GBL Alliance enhances member firms’ profile and recognition internationally.

Member Criteria

All of our members are independent law firms that maintain strong reputations in their local jurisdictions and are able to provide a full-range of corporate and commercial legal services.


Potential new members go through a thorough vetting process before their admission can be approved. In addition to meeting the highest standard of ethics and providing quality services, members demonstrate experience working with international companies and handling multi-jurisdictional projects. We also ensure that our members share the same approach to clients, both in terms of responsiveness and transparent billing practices.


Many members of GBL Alliance are recognized by international legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Member Inquiries

We choose every member of GBL very carefully. In addition to the criteria described above, all potential members go through a screening process with our Board and also generally attend one of our bi-annual conferences before officially joining GBL. Please contact us to inquire about becoming a member.