Global insurance legal network signs Finnish firm

Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 by Michaela Hickson.

17 September 2019 – Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC) announced today that boutique law firm Socrates has become a member of the network. The arrival of Socrates marks the second new member in three months for GILC, bringing the network total to 15, and demonstrates the network’s growing reputation as a hub for legal insurance specialists from around the globe.

Jim Sherwood, Chairman of Global Insurance Law Connect commented: “We are delighted to welcome Socrates, our second Nordic member to the network, who brings with them their wealth of local knowledge and a real depth of experience at working in-country with international insurers. The network, founded only two years ago, continues to grow at a pace, as we build real traction with clients around the world.”

Justus Könkkölä, Partner at Socrates, commented, “We are pleased to be joining the GILC network, which brings us an exciting partnership with other like-minded specialist law firms.  We look forward to working with the network’s international clients to deliver legal intelligence and advice about issues in the Finnish market.”


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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), Advokatfirmaet Riisa & Co (Norway) and Lydian (Belgium), Buren Legal (China), gbf Attorneys-at-Law (Switzerland), Lee and Li (Taiwan), Ocampo 1890 (Mexico), Sparke Helmore (Australia) and Socrates (Finland).

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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