Black Country law firm George Green has secured a top international legal conference for Birmingham.
Members of international legal network Ars Legis have chosen the city for its 2007 conference, where more than 60 representatives from 30 firms will be in Birmingham for three days, debating points of international law and discussing how to work better together.
Ars Legis has a particularly strong presence in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe, and is represented in more than 40 cities in 18 countries.
George Green was admitted as a member last year and has already been chosen as the host for the network's annual international conference, beating off submissions from Vienna and Porto.
"This is quite a coup for Birmingham and the Black Country to get so many top international lawyers to visit the region," said George Green corporate partner Paul Bennett. "The privilege of hosting is usually reserved to well established members, so it is a major accolade for us to be hosting so early in our membership.
"Hosting the conference will help further position Birmingham as an international business centre, as well as showing off the surrounding region.
"For many of the participants the conference will be their first trip to the West Midlands.
"Being a member of the network is very important for George Green as we are handling increasing number of foreign transactions for our Midlands clients."
Dr Pierre-Roger Preussler, chairman of Ars Legis, said: "We are delighted to be visiting Birmingham for our next conference." and looking forward to finding out what the city has to offer."
"George Green has played a dynamic role in Ars Legis since becoming a member and I am sure that the conference will reflect that."
The Ars Legis conference is scheduled to take place next September.