A new European law firm alliance with a substantial CEE presence has appeared on the legal scene. The new Act Legal alliance (branded in lower-case, as "act legal") consists of founding members AC Tischendorf (in Germany), BSWW (in Poland), MPH (Slovakia), Randa Havel Legal (Czech Republic), Vivien & Associes (France), and WMWP (Austria).
According to a press release distributed by the new alliance, "with around 250 first-class corporate lawyers, tax consultants and business experts, act legal will be the very first choice for top-quality legal advice in Europe." That same press release claims that "act legal plans to provide global support to clients through its existing network memberships, linking it to more than 57 law firms and approximately 1,350 lawyers in all major business centers of the world."
Act Legal’s activities will be coordinated by a team consisting of Sven Tischendorf from AC Tischendorf, Nicolas Vivien from Vivien & Associes, and Martin Randa from Randa Havel Legal.
Martin Randa explains: “Changes in the way of our clients work, in particular by increasing international trade interdependence and consolidating of originally local businesses into larger units, have been the main impulse for the formation of act legal. With act legal our aim is quite plainly to offer the market the best of all legal consultancy worlds, by combining top partner-led, local law firms with international professionalism. In addition, act legal will offer talented, entrepreneurial-minded, internationally-oriented lawyers an attractive platform for their professional careers.”
Act Legal reports that it "aims to have its own offices in all major countries of Europe," and that "initial talks are already underway with high-performing law firms in Scandinavia and Southern Europe focused on Corporate, M&A, and General Commercial law."