Who we are
What is Symbio?
NGL Symbio is an alliance of independent local law firms integrated where it matters for our clients – at the service level.
In 2020, we established an independent regional network with five law firms in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia creating NGL Symbio.
We believe that making legal services more locally grounded offers a deeper understanding of local knowledge and issues, and ensures a better product/market fit for the client.
OUR CLIENT SERVICE VISION
The two most crucial steps in working in a genuinely constructive way are understanding our clients’ needs and seamless communication.
We do not just focus on the skill set you require but also take time to understand the more comprehensive business reality your organisation is facing. And we make sure you have a dedicated contact providing you with a single access point to all necessary information about project progress.
OUR KEY ASSUMPTIONS FOR CLIENT SERVICE
- being experts in our respective fields
- understanding client needs
- rapid responsiveness
- effective communication
- operating as “one firm”
What makes us different?
Founded in CEE, we have deep roots and knowledge of local markets and cultures as well as extensive experience at a local and national level. NGL Symbio combines excellent local expertise with a client-centric culture.
…BUT INTERNATIONAL MINDSET
We have also been substantially involved in a wide range of high-level international work, which has given us a global perspective across international borders. These international links, combined with our own lawyers’ foreign experience, add an international dimension to our local expertise.
OUR GLOBAL LAW FIRM NETWORK
Over the years, we have also established excellent links and networks both with law firms throughout the wider CEE region and worldwide. Our focus is on building carefully cultivated relationships with these firms, to be able to serve our clients operating across the globe. We selected our cooperation model carefully and are flexible in selecting a partner to provide our clients with integrated solutions that work best for them in terms of knowledge, resources and price.
FIRST CLASS LEGAL SERVICES TAILORED TO INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS
Though our offices are in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, we use a network of local associates in other countries, as mentioned above. This shifts the ‘management’ of any international issue to one of our offices, thereby freeing our clients up for other matters. This is very cost effective, particularly since we are a single point of contact (SAP) and, importantly, keep clients informed of our progress. We are aware that this is not always the case when instructing directly in the region – suffice to say that we deliver a level of service and communication that non-regional clients are familiar with and expect.
What matters for us
Our TRAQ values
Trust & Transparency
All operational aspects are reported openly. Clear financial rules based on budget. Transparent and simplified communication via Single Access Point.
Respect & Responsibility
Respect for one another is vital for building and maintaining healthy relations. Responsibility for joined effort and building a stronger, more efficient network, that will bring value to clients and our alliance.
Ambition & Accountability
We are ambitious, and we want to grow – as a business and as people. We want to deliver value beyond just doing our job. Accountability is an obligation to make things better, pursue excellence, and become a valuable partner.
Quality driven alliance of high-end partners. We are not choosing by the company’s size, but by the quality of work/customer service/products. Joint programs and initiatives developed by our alliance are supporting quality.
WHAT YOU GET
NGL Symbio offers you
We are one team built upon the same values and sharing the same culture.
Experience in cross-border projects
All members in our alliance have significant experience managing international projects and transactions gathered in international law firms or BigFour firms at the senior managerial level.
Unique approach to team integration
Our teams work together at the international level not because they are told to, but because they want to. We are engaged, focused on solutions and knowledge exchange.
We learn from each other, share best practices, and strive to improve ourselves every day.