Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP is the exclusive member firm in Manitoba for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we are able to seamlessly handle our clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.The key to Lex Mundi is the quality of the individual member firms. Member selection criteria are very stringent, and members are among the leading law firms in their jurisdictions. While remaining independent, each Lex Mundi member firm is committed to uniform service standards that provide clients with consistency and confidence, and each shares a remarkable dedication to client service.The Benefit of Lex Mundi to TDS ClientsEach member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market, and each brings comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the business climate, laws, culture, politics and economy of its respective jurisdictions. Working with Lex Mundi member firms you can be assured that you will be connected to:
Lex Mundi’s top-tier member firms are committed to providing not only exceptional legal work but superior client service as well. Each firm is admitted only after substantial due diligence and must undergo regular quality and peer review procedures to retain membership in the network.
Preeminent Law Firms
Lex Mundi member firms are among the most experienced, most knowledgeable in their jurisdictions. They deliver indigenous insight, a market-specific focus and global connections to a diverse range of domestic and international clients.
Local Market Knowledge and Industry Sector Experience
Lex Mundi member firms deliver unmatched “on-the-ground” expertise to clients. Through their indigenous insight – local knowledge built from hands-on, accrued experience of how markets develop and the forces and factors that affect them – Lex Mundi firms have the connections and capabilities to help shape innovative strategies for clients in any industry, at any level, virtually anyplace in the world.
Expertise for Complex Legal Challenges
Member firms have the local-market knowledge, experience and understanding necessary to handle clients’ complex challenges and opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions; private equity; project finance; capital markets (debt and equity); litigation and dispute resolution; corporate governance; intellectual property; real estate; and labour and workforce issues in a wide variety of industry sectors.
Lex Mundi’s global network is an unrivaled resource for clients seeking solutions to cross-border transactions, matters and disputes across multiple jurisdictions. Member firms are accustomed to working together according to their seamless service protocols, which provide basic guidelines, procedures and best practices for how members collaborate on behalf of a common client. This assures that clients benefit from the broad, deep local expertise, know-how and connections of multiple Lex Mundi member firms while still experiencing the ease of working with a single firm.
Lex Mundi’s broad international coverage, including 21,000 lawyers in 160 member firms spanning 100+ countries, assures that clients receive the fullest possible range of services from legal professionals who have in-depth, region-specific expertise in every major jurisdiction.Why You Can Have Confidence in the Quality of Lex Mundi Firms
Recruiting Standards and Procedures
Lex Mundi employs a rigorous method of selecting and admitting new member firms. Potential members of Lex Mundi’s global network are evaluated on criteria that include quality, responsiveness, ability to provide a full range of legal services, reputation, use of technology, management structure, training programs and ethical standards.
Membership Review Policy and Procedures
While Lex Mundi apply high standards when approving membership, they also acknowledge that changes can occur in firms over time. To assure that members continue to be the most highly regarded firms in their jurisdictions – and that they remain committed to providing responsive, exceptional legal services – they regularly review each firm. If a firm does not meet the established criteria, membership is not renewed.
Each member firm adheres to a general service philosophy as well as to specific standards, such as responding to a request the next business day or sooner. This provides clients (as well as referring members) with the assurance and confidence of knowing they will receive consistently high levels of skills and service.
Involvement of Clients
Lex Mundi has formed a Client Advisory Council to provide critical feedback directly from in-house counsel of multinational corporations on the best ways to serve clients and to offer ongoing advice on Lex Mundi policies and projects for consideration.
Professional Development Support
Lex Mundi professional development team and professional development committee assist member firms in acquiring, developing and continuously improving the knowledge and professional skills of their lawyers to better serve the global needs of clients.For more information on how our unique global connections can help your business, contact your TDS lawyer or contact the firm.Working together, Lex Mundi member firms are able to provide cost-effective solutions for clients just about anywhere on the globe.