Björn Welinder is a partner in the Swedish firm Lindmark Welinder and a founding member of the network; he is also the first European president since 2007. He commented, “I am honored to have been selected by the member delegates of Ally Law to serve as our organization’s President. I have seen our network grow in strength, in the number of jurisdictions in which member firms are located and practice, and in our ability to provide excellent, coordinated client service around the world. I look forward to working with the new Executive Board of Ally Law, particularly as we prepare to celebrate our network’s 30th anniversary next year.”
Other members of the Executive elected at Ally Law’s 2019 AGM include Paul Franke (Moye White LLP; Denver, Colorado) as First Vice President, Eric Krathwohl (Rich May; Boston, United States) as Treasurer and Roger Franklin (Edwin Coe; London, United Kingdom), as Secretary. Serving one-year terms as Vice Presidents are Erich Gibel (Gibel Zirm; Vienna, Austria), Ronald Hack (Evans & Dixon; St. Louis, United States), Marc Landis (Phillips Nizer; New York, United States), Ewa Lejman (Izabella Żyglicka and Partners; Katowice, Poland), Martin O’Hara (Much Law; Chicago, Illinois), Andrew Parlour (Russell Kennedy; Melbourne, Australia), Paola Sangiovanni (Gitti and Partners; Milan, Italy) and Ramesh K Vaidyanathan (Advaya Legal; Mumbai, India).