A World-Class Professional Network
Geneva Group International
(GGI) is one of the world’s leading networks of independent law firms, accounting firms, audit firms, and consulting firms. GGI is world’s the largest global multidisciplinary network, with more than 460 member firms employing more than 22,000 people in 650+ offices in 110 countries, as well as 25 states and the District of Columbia. As a member of GGI, Gibbons is linked to high quality, independent professional firms with years of experience in their respective business areas and markets in nearly every major financial and commercial center, both domestic and international. The clients of GGI members range from multinational listed corporations to medium-sized regional companies and local family holdings.
Network Benefits for Gibbons Clients
The firm’s membership in GGI grants clients access to a unique combination of national and global resources; exceptional and fully vetted business experience and skill sets; keen local market insights and important cultural competencies. We gain deeper understanding of the often leading-edge technical capabilities, management procedures, and business perspectives our partner firms employ, which in turn enhances our own knowledge and approach to our practice, all for the benefit of our clients. Our network connection not only facilitates local counsel coverage, whether in another state, region, or country, but also enables Gibbons to work with well established professionals in related disciplines, so that we can address clients’ needs holistically, in the full context of their overall business operations and objectives – regardless of where they need us.
By way of example, through our participation in GGI, Gibbons Intellectual Property attorneys work with trusted foreign patent agents, enabling the team to design a client’s foreign patent portfolio to assure proper protection in the appropriate countries. In addition, the network’s scope helps the firm coordinate domestic and foreign prosecution effort to maximize coverage and minimize conflicts and costs during U.S. and foreign prosecution and maintenance periods, as well as to adeptly handle appeals, interferences, and oppositions in foreign countries. Our Business & Commercial Litigation Department has referred, and provided, stellar local counsel services through GGI, and our Corporate Department has completed complex transactions spanning numerous jurisdictions, relying not only on GGI law firms but on the requisite financial professionals and business consultants to maximize the benefits of these deals.