These days, business rarely stays within borders. Our team can help you cross-border – in the same way that we help you in the UK.
Whether you need advice on a cross-jurisdictional transaction, with managing your employees overseas, are looking to buy a property or set up an office in another country, or trade across the globe, we can help. We regularly work with overseas clients, and general counsel in global companies, on UK and European legal issues. We can also put multinational teams together to project manage your transactions.
We’re lawyers and consultants, but we’re also linguists – with colleagues fluent in French, German, Italian, Serbian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Tamil, Pumjabi, Macedonian and Welsh – able to work with, and understand, different languages and cultures.
Working successfully on a global basis takes more than just knowledge of the law: you need to understand how different countries and markets do business – socially, commercially, and culturally. Our lawyers frequently work abroad and speak at international conferences and events. We regularly welcome foreign lawyers to spend time working with us in our offices. So, we understand the nuances of doing business abroad.
We’ve launched international desks to provide you with speedy and direct access to the international support you need. Starting out with 12 desks covering countries and regions as diverse as Germany, France, the Balkans, the Middle East, China and the US, these desks are made up of lawyers who originate from, or are intimately familiar with, the countries they represent. Many are native language speakers, and all have a sound understanding of the legal systems in these countries.
We’re part of Consulegis, an international network of law firms that works in more than 45 countries and 150 cities globally. As part of this official network, we can support your ambitions anywhere in the world – from South America to East Asia, or Europe to the Middle East. Wherever you’re interested in doing business, we have a trusted partner across the border.
We are also part of CCG, a professional services advisory super-group made up of business and legal experts from China and several other jurisdictions. The group helps Chinese businesses achieve market advancement under the Belt and Road Initiative, and vice versa.