The Pacific members Pacific Legal Network have joined global legal and advisory group IAG International. IAG is represented across more than 75 countries world-wide.
Each year IAG holds three Assemblies, one in each of Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, and it was at the Asia Pacific Assembly this year, in Mumbai, that Pacific Legal Network's membership was ratified. The membership extends to all of the firms which make up the network across the South Pacific.
IAG is a global network of lawyers and tax advisers; it allows for uncomplicated access to cost-effective legal, tax and business solutions backed by a powerful family of independent professional firms around the globe. IAG members include lawyers, accountants, tax advisers and fiduciaries, some of whom work in association with other specialists: economists, real estate advisers or financial advisers.
John Ridgway (Managing Principal of Pacific Legal Network) commented:
“Our own Pacific based network is unique across the Pacific. By joining IAG, we are now in the enviable position of having our own network be a member of a much larger world-wide network. This most recent development highlights our progressive approach to finding ways to help our clients manage their business and take advantage of the opportunities that the global marketplace has to offer.”
"Joining IAG benefits all our clients, wherever they are located, and it further advances the ability to simplify the process of being represented in multiple countries, which is at the heart of the Pacific Legal Network."
“We believe in all our Pacific firms and we are always looking for ways to empower our lawyers. Fundamentally joining IAG will give our young Pacific based lawyers the opportunity to work with lawyers and advisers everywhere.”
Primo Afeau, partner of Primo Afeau Legal Services (the Pacific Legal Member firm in Solomon Islands) comments:
“We have been a part of the Pacific Legal Network for some years now. It has provided us with a regional focus which has helped us and our clients become more involved in a business and legal development context. It is important for Solomon Islanders to keep up with what his happening regionally and globally. Pacific Legal Network delivers on this need regionally. Joining IAG now helps us and our clients achieve this and it puts Solomon Islands on the global map as a business and investment destination”.