Client Focused International Strategy
A key strength of our international practice is our independence. We have a close relationship with a comprehensive network of preferred law firms around the world and strong links with other professional service providers, including banks, accountants and financial advisors. These trusted relationships enable us to provide our clients with a seamless service that not only offers an advisor who is the best fit for them internationally, but also speeds up business transactions.
Our international practice has developed significantly over the last few years and we are able to assist clients on the full breadth of legal issues they may encounter. We have extensive experience working for both UK companies looking to do business abroad and also clients looking to move to or invest in the UK.
UK CLIENTS INVESTING OVERSEAS
Many of our UK clients are seeking growth through opportunities overseas. For many this may lead to working in unknown foreign markets. We can help mitigate the risks of the unknown by working with our developed and trusted network of contacts exploring all available options. Using these relationships we can ensure our clients achieve their international objectives by utilising the best specialists required to meet their needs.
INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES INVESTING IN THE UK
We act for numerous international clients investing in the UK. Whether you are establishing a business in the UK for the first time, acquiring a company, business or asset in the UK, trading internationally, or considering using the UK to resolve trade disputes, we have the lawyers who can assist you.
We are well placed to provide English legal advice to you and your business on the inward investment process and are frequently involved in a wide variety of international legal transactions. We can provide assistance in a range of areas including setting up the appropriate tax efficient corporate structure and employment advice, commercial agreements, regulatory advice, and property advice. We also have extensive experience in assisting non-UK based entities acquiring and holding UK real estate.
We offer a wealth & succession service which provides UK tax, succession and structuring advice for individuals who are moving to the UK, leaving the UK or who wish to invest in UK assets. We can also advise on all aspects of estate planning, including cross-border estate advice.
A number of our lawyers are dual-qualified and speak a variety of languages including Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, Spanish, French and German.
International Best Friends Network
Our "Best Friends Network" enables us to provide exceptional performance and specialist legal advice to clients through our relationships with leading firms throughout the world.
We have deliberately chosen like-minded, fellow independent firms who share the same vision of client service, understanding client needs, quick responsiveness, and effective communication. This strong network allows us to provide clients with a seamless, integrated service on complex cross-border transactions, international projects and litigation. Our international committee, comprising 4 partners who regularly undertake work with an international dimension, frequently undertake visits to various jurisdictions to keep these relationships fresh.
Our reputation for cost-effective, quality advice has made us the law firm of choice for many foreign firms looking to instruct English advisors on behalf of their clients, or to work with them on cross-border transactions.
“Very proactive, responsive and excellent legal and pragmatic assistance! We very much appreciated working with Matthew and would recommend him every time to our clients” AMBOS NBGO advocaten, Belgium