Norwegian firm joins global legal network

Date: Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Michaela Hickson.

23 May, 2017 – Global Insurance Law Connect announced today that Advokatfirmaet Riisa & Co, based in Norway, has joined its network. Now with eight member firms covering four continents, GILC looks to serve its clients’ global needs by offering an extensive network of local lawyers with detailed insurance expertise.

Mike Brown, Chairperson of Global Insurance Law Connect, said: “The insurance industry is asking for specialist advice across multiple markets and delivered in a collaborative manner. This is what GILC is designed to deliver. It gives re/insurers, brokers and policyholders comfort that they can access the right advisers in the right places in the right way, harnessing the power of our connectivity and collaboration to reduce the time and money they spend on managing their risks”.

Joachim Dahl Wogstad Skjelsbæk, Partner at Riisa & Co commented “We are delighted to be part of a strong and well-connected network. The ability to work jointly with other member firms to deliver first class local advice to shared clients is a very strong proposition for the insurance industry. Being part of the broadest network was a natural next step for us in developing our international offering.”


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Notes to editors

Global Insurance Law Connect is a formal alliance of insurance law firms spanning four continents. Founder member firms are Batini Traverso Grasso & Associati (Italy), BLM (UK), Byrd & Associates (France) and Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC (USA). Other members are Blanco & Asociados (Spain), Khaitan Legal Associates (India), Santos Bevilaqua Advogados (Brazil) and Riisa & Co (Norway).

A cornerstone of the offering is 14 special legal and risk interest groups sharing expert knowledge with clients across classes of business such as product liability, D&O, marine, energy and cyber. Additional groups will be added as the alliance grows in the next six months.

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