Avrio membership: how has it benefitted my firm?
I’ve been involved with Avrio for many years – as representative of my firm, as board member and as president – so I guess that I am well placed to answer the question: how has membership benefitted my firm? The answer is: in many ways.
The firm has benefitted by being able to refer issues that important clients of ours have in other jurisdictions to know and trusted colleagues. I am acutely aware that, should something go wrong in a problem overseas, it is likely to be us to who get the blame. For that reason, it’s important that we really know the people in the firm to whom the work is passed: know them, have met them and have socialised with them - and not just pick their names from a list.
The work that we get through Avrio falls into 3 categories: (a) work from existing clients because of our Avrio membership (for example, we can help a Scottish client with issues in Switzerland); (b) work for people in our jurisdiction who are not yet clients, who come to us because of Avrio membership – the extra “reach” they see us having; and (c) work that is referred to us from colleagues in other jurisdictions.
Last, but certainly not least, the firm has benefitted because Avrio has given our people experience and training that they would not otherwise have had. I can speak with confidence on what I know of other jurisdictions – and with equal confidence that where I don’t know something (which is usually the case) I know someone who will know. And, Avrio meetings are a great training ground for our young lawyers.
If you have any more questions, come to one of our meetings and ask me in person!
Avrio or similar organization is must for lawyers that deal with international aspects.
The benefit of picking up the phone and getting a reliable answer from somebody you know personally and professionally is very high.
That they are reliable you know from meeting them at the bi-annual meetings.
These meetings have resulted in life long friendships between members.
We see many benefits in different spheres:
- To enlarge our office through a network of trusted professionals abroad and ideally to use this as a way to make things happen – either opportunities for our clients or ventures that we can set-up and sell to our clients;
- To meet colleagues and learn about trends, the business, and gain perspective on our practice: market & legal environment.
We want to grow both our firm and use of Avrio in the next year(s), so we are looking to make ourselves more relevant (especially to European members since we’re across the ocean!) and increase volume of business.
I have been a member since 2005 and for me and my firm Avrio is a great forum to build up personal relationships with excellent lawyers from all over Europe and beyond as it is very important for an international firm to have reliable, well known collaborators from as many jurisdictions as possible.
In addition, it is an excellent forum to discuss various legal and administrative matters and developments in Europe and in other countries where we have members.
Furthermore, the personal relationships created over the last 14 years have really proved precious!
Avrio is creating the network needed for providing better legal assistance for our clients outside Bulgaria. It is the best way of creating professional relationships and always having reliable professionals at your disposal if you need assistance in other jurisdictions.
What Avrio means for my law office?
Networking. It truly helps our office to support our clients’ needs in other jurisdictions in very efficient way.
“Family feeling” and the fact that members actually know each other makes the cooperation efficient and networking fully functional in practice. I personally believe that exchange program for young lawyers will even more connect the members and will foster the network in future.
From my perspective, Avrio allows all members to exchange their views on different issues from a very international perspective. It is very helpful and creates solid framework of international relationship between members from different jurisdictions. All members are willing to improve and promote their organization, which gives very promising prospects.
First time at Avrio. Attending Spring Conference in Brighton. Brilliant event. Very informative and very inclusive. Thank you!
What Avrio means to me?
Building relationships and making friends from other jurisdictions, learning from other cultures. Having trusted friends around the world on hand to help our clients, as well as being on hand to help them.
Travel, learn, party, friends.
As a boutique Hong Kong law firm, Avrio provides an invaluable international network which we can consult on behalf of our clients, thus enabling us to enhance the service we provide to clients.
Avrio Advocati is a global network of lawyers, which offers an unique opportunity for exchanging know-how and experience between lawyers with innovative solutions for various legal challenges.
1. Legal – access to the know-how of international members;
2. Operational – a cost effective international infrastructure;
3. Financial – development of reciprocal new business opportunities with member firms;
Since its inception, CSA has been adopting a strategy to expand its services so that it can offer its clients legal advice in various countries and in all areas of law. Avrio will fully implement this strategy as it is the ideal platform for establishing international partnerships with serious, competent and available colleagues. CSA wins as all its clients. Each and every member of Avrio and all its clients also win. In addition, apart from the professional aspect, Avrio gives us the opportunity to meet fantastic people and make friends, meet other cultures and visit different countries. Avrio enriches us! As law professionals and as people! And this is priceless!
Avrio means that IM have access to expertize in different jurisdictions from friendly sources at a consistently high standard.
Avrio is a great platform to personally engage with legal practitioners from all over the world.
AVRIO ADVOCATI is our “go to” source for legal help in other jurisdictions. Building professional relationships through personal interactions is, for us, the best way to develop confidence in the capabilities, responsiveness and work ethic of our fellow members. We depend on AVRIO ADVOCATI when working abroad.
A forum for open and sound collaboration addressing interesting areas of law and practice management.
For my firm Avrio means a very friendly way to share experiences and practice and gives us the opportunity to rely on the help of foreign colleagues when we have a cross-border case.
Avrio provides an extensive network of international, collaborative firms that share knowledge and work in concert to serve the needs of clients worldwide.
Avrio Advocati is a valuable network of trusted lawyers we can refer client matters to with confidence and with whom we can exchange professional know-how. Our ability to refer client matters to trusted international colleagues throughout Europe and beyond is something which gives our firm a real edge over our competitors.
This was the first time I was taking part in an Avrio Advocati event and I had a really pleasant time. Avrio Advocati offers a unique opportunity to meet fellow lawyers from all around the world to not only discuss legal questions, but also share an experience and advices as lawyers. The network we create will definitely come handy in an ever globalizing world.