Candidate firms are required to meet specific criteria:

  • Full service capability
  • Medium-sized in their jurisdiction
  • Independently owned and managed
  • Ability to work in English and have an English language website
  • Strong domestic focus combined with significant expertise in cross border business
  • Competitive fee rates
  • Conveniently located offices for international business
  • Located in a region or jurisdiction where MSI does not currently have a representative member

Candidate firms must demonstrate commitment to:

  • The highest standards of integrity, ethics, transparency, and professionalism
  • High quality advice and excellent service standards
  • Responsive, flexible and value-adding services
  • Substantial partner involvement and oversight in client matters
  • Continuing professional education of staff
  • Participation in association initiatives aimed at fostering close personal relationships between member firms.