Benjamin Haglund was elected Chair of Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors during the 2019 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in London. Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with 160 member firms and more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.
Mr. Haglund, a partner with Day Pitney LLP (USA, New Jersey), has served on Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors since 2015.
"I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Chair of Lex Mundi," said Mr. Haglund. “I look forward to strengthening Lex Mundi, an unparalleled network of highly responsive top-tier firms around the globe seamlessly handling complex cross-border transactions and disputes for multinational clients through Lex Mundi’s Global Client Service Platform.”
Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors also elected Michelle Liberman of S. Horowitz & Co. (Israel) to the position of Chair-Elect, Angie Castille of Faegre Baker Daniels (USA, Indiana and Minnesota) to the position of Secretary, and James (Jamie) Baker IV of Baker Botts LLP (USA, Texas) to the position of Treasurer.
Ricardo Arango of Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega (Panama) and Michiel Pannekoek of Houthoff (the Netherlands) will serve on the Lex Mundi Executive Committee along with Mr. Haglund, Ms. Liberman, Ms. Castille, Mr. Baker, Tiziana Sucharitkul of Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand), the out-going Chair, and Helena Samaha, Lex Mundi’s newly appointed President.
At the same Annual Meeting, the membership elected four new directors to the Lex Mundi Board of Directors: Jennifer DelMonico of Murtha Cullina LLP (USA, Connecticut), Luca Andrea Frignani of Chiomenti (Italy), Thomas Miller of Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP (USA, Wisconsin), and Carlos Velazquez de Leon of Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. (Mexico). They will serve four-year terms.
About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Through its global client service platform, Lex Mundi members are able to handle seamlessly their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.