The international market is assuming greater importance in today’s business world. As legal systems and cultures differ markedly in different parts of the world, getting local advice that is focused, precise and relevant becomes increasingly important.

Technology has enabled international deals to become common place, but at the same time has meant legal pitfalls are easier than ever to fall into without the right dedicated, specialised advice on hand.

In all cases it is vital that you get practical, commercially sensitive, timely legal advice and access to the best lawyers all over the world.

Why choose Foot Anstey

As well as being experts with top-tier London and international GC experience, our team are also outstanding at project managing complicated cross border transactions. With a number of our lawyers also dual-qualified and speaking a variety of languages including Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, Spanish, French and German, you can be sure that we have the best people in place to assist you.

Our team are part of the International Bar Association (IBA), the foremost membership organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community, and through its global membership it influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.


We have expertise in work that comes to the UK from overseas and uses UK law


Our international lawyers don’t just help if you’re in the UK. If you’re looking to obtain the best advice overseas then our team has extensive experience abroad and our independence lets us work with a carefully selected group of best friend law firms across the globe. Throughout the process we will also make introductions and project manage your matter as little or as much as you feel is right.


Many international deals with little or no UK assets or interest use English law to govern relevant agreements because it is transparent, predictable and flexible and the English law courts have an excellent reputation for fairness and commerciality. We are excellent project managers for these types of transactions, where English law is used to govern international transactions regardless of whether or not the transaction involves the UK. This is increasingly being adopted because it is transparent, predictable and flexible.

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