IGAL'S purpose is to generate business opportunities for its members and their clients, while continuing to provide international legal, auditing and accountancy services of the highest standard to such clients. Additionally, IGAL aims to provide a global forum for the professional exchange of ideas, firm management, and social interaction.
Our members are dedicated to providing expert and personal assistance to reduce the obstacles of doing business in a foreign environment and at a distance, with an emphasis on quality, communication and collaboration. The open exchange of information and business referrals are of utmost importance to members, and we are united in furthering the best interests of the client.
The Intercontinental Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL) was formed in October 2004 through the merger of two premier business referral networks, both of which have provided exceptional services to their clients for more than 40 years.
IGAL is a non-exclusive business network of internationally focused law and accounting firms, which currently boasts more than one hundred member firms worldwide. The continuing growth experienced by IGAL is a testament to the exceptional level of service provided by member firms and our commitment to success.
Although IGAL member firms are independent (with no collective responsibility for advice), regular meetings and referrals between members of both professions help to better serve clients in their international business affairs.
Members have built up close personal and professional relationships, facilitated by two annual events (the International Annual Conference and Midterm Meeting), during which we review and discuss specific issues such as: how to improve our individual and joint services to clients, and how to broaden our scope of collaboration.
President in charge of Conferences
Pascal KOERFER - France
Vice-President in charge of Newsletter and Website
Claudia PFEIFFER - Germany
General Secretary in charge of Exchange Programme
Jane LAIDLER - United Kingdom
Treasurer in charge of Finances
Klaus SCHNEIDER - Germany
Director in charge of Member Issues
Renato MURER - Italy
Director in charge of Fee Structure
Marie BARR - Ireland
Director in charge of Marketing and Business Development
Sten SJOSTEDT - Sweden
Director in charge of recruitment accountants
Christian LI - Mauritius
Director in charge of recruitment lawyers
Brian BROKATE - USA