Our Concept

Legal Expertise for the Global Marketplace.

The International Alliance of Practising Lawyers (IAPL) was set up to answer the complex and rapidly changing legal requirements of companies with business in the Global Marketplace.


Your companies may already be involved in overseas markets and are aware of the implications that international trading will have on functions such as marketing and distribution.


The quality of the legal advice and services you receive are of paramount importance to the success of your business in the global markets.


Every IAPL member is committed to offering the same standards of professional and personal services in their respective jurisdiction that you would expect in your own country.


International accessibility, high professional standards, personal service and genuine local knowledge.


The aim of the IAPL is to provide your company with a service tailored to your particular business needs.

This has been achieved through the Alliance’s unique structure and diverse membership.

A truly international network of lawyers, IAPL members are based in key business centres throughout the world. In fact, wherever your business takes you, an IAPL member will always be within easy reach.

Your business will be handled by a personally recommended professional with an international outlook.


Quality member, hallmark of excellence.


IAPL membership is generally restricted to the senior partners of one legal practice and to one member within each international centre.

Stringent membership requirements ensure that the highest professional standards are maintained throughout the Alliance.

This means that when you work with an IAPL member you can be confident that you will be dealing with a well qualified and seasoned lawyer.

You will be dealing with firms well established in their respective jurisdictions, and lawyers who have a clear understanding of local business practices and legal procedure.


IAPL has more to offer than traditional service offerings.


The IAPL was established in 1982 to offer an alternative to the impersonal, offering of international legal services available at that time. Since then it has developed its services to reflect the widening requirements of its members’ clients by offering a network of competent and outstanding lawyers throughout the world.

Today this extends to services of local lawyers which include every aspect of legal advice and representation you may require in the global trade arena.

The IAPL is also able to provide global solutions for ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) particularly as some members are also qualified.

The Alliance is a tight-knit organisation with a programme of initiatives designed to strengthen the working relationships between members.


IAPL | International Alliance of Practising Lawyers | Gartenstrasse 4 | P.O. Box | CH-6302 Zug/Switzerland
Tel: +41 - 41 - 728 71 61 | Fax: +41 - 41 - 728 71 66 | email: r.riek@zwplaw.ch