The Trans-European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) was founded in 1989 and born out of the need to serve clients doing business across the jurisdictions of Europe.

TELFA member firms now have more than 1000 lawyers throughout Europe. Through the sustained commitment of its members, TELFA has become one of the strongest alliances of independent law firms in Europe.

The fact that the member firms of TELFA are independent offers clients a flexible alternative to the global law firm model, in which internal pressures sometimes compete with the needs of client service. TELFA's focus is on client service through the provision of quality legal advice, which can be managed by the member firm in the client's jurisdiction, or the client can go direct to the member firm in the foreign jurisdiction(s) in which the client has the need for advice.