From coordinating and leading a multi-jurisdictional M&A transaction to seeking specialist advice on a specific issue, our international network can service all our clients’ cross-border needs.
The strength of our model is underpinned by our continuous drive to develop relationships with the best independent law firms across the globe. So often it is the local firm, not the satellite office of a large firm, that can deliver the advice that clients need. We can recommend a law firm for our clients to instruct directly, or we can coordinate the provision of overseas advice on a particular piece of work, and our clients can be certain that our recommendations are impartial and based on real experience.
Our clients rely on our ability to advise them wherever they are, so we invest heavily in our international relationships:
- Partners regularly travel abroad to maintain and strengthen existing relationships, and to investigate and develop new ones.
- Under our long-established secondment programme, every year a number of our lawyers spend between 6 and 12 months at a foreign law firm. In return, a number of international lawyers spend time working within our firm, and every year we host a popular week-long programme for senior lawyers from our relationship firms.
- We cooperate with our relationship firms by sharing know-how, running seminars and developing common working practices.
Thanks to this continuous investment, we are able to provide a seamless service to our clients, including a single engagement letter and fee quote, and one invoice on completion of the work. Clients, if they wish, need not concern themselves about where the advice is coming from. We take care of everything.