The A- Z of international services
We support clients wherever they do business, whether here in the UK or overseas, and have particular expertise in advising on foreign direct investment projects in the UK. Detailed below are examples of how we help clients transact business and operate globally.
Banking and Finance
We act for a diverse range of financial institutions, debt funds, funders, borrowers, originators, investors and developers in meeting their needs across all main industry sectors. Our work with international law firms covers all bases. We also have the leading UK practice in Islamic finance.
Corporate Transactional Services
We advise leading international companies, investment banks, fund managers and private equity houses on major transactions across Europe, India, Australia and North and South America. Clients include FTSE-listed and AIM-quoted companies, large SMEs, and public service organisations.
Compliance and Regulation
Our compliance, regulation and governance lawyers advise clients around the world, and our experience spans a broad range of company sizes and sectors, from specialist consultancies and niche players through to major multi-nationals. Our team provides expert advice and guidance on compliance with global regulatory frameworks such as the UK Bribery Act, UK Proceeds of Crime Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as advising clients on planning for emerging regulation.
Whether seeking remedy through the High Courts in London; arbitration under the London Court of International Arbitration; or mediation or conciliation, our trial advocates regularly deal with high-value, complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional disputes which span a wide range of sectors and industries, from banking and finance, through to insurance, utilities and commodities. They are routinely sought out to guide clients through the complexities of international dispute resolution.
Energy and Natural Resources
Across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Canada, we advise clients on matters relating to conventional power, renewables, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), water, waste and mining. Working with leading industry players, regulators, trade bodies, developers and funders, we use our know-how to identify industry risks and issues, analyse their implications and turn those insights into genuine added value.
Our intellectual property lawyers advise on IP disputes and transactions across Europe and throughout Africa and South America, working for industry clients in all sectors, from media and broadcasting, technology and engineering through to healthcare and pharmaceutical.
Our team has particular expertise in advising private individuals and families with homes and wealth in multiple jurisdictions. We support and advise clients in understanding and managing the interaction of different legal systems and tax laws in relation to their affairs in the UK and overseas. We routinely work with other law firms and professional organisations around the world to provide UK advice to overseas clients.
We act for institutions, fund managers, private and publicly-owned property companies, developers, occupiers, lenders, land owners, educational institutions and charities. Our specialist teams routinely advise international clients on UK purchases and sales of investment and development properties, joint ventures, secured finance transactions, planning, development issues, including site assembly, portfolio management, lettings and all aspects of landlord and tenant law.
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Our specialist team advises on a diverse range of telecommunications, media and technology transactions across the globe, acting for many of the largest global TMT organisations, as well as regulators and third parties, including industry associations. Our team has achieved ground-breaking work in the UK and Europe and has particular experience of working with clients on matters in India, Asia and the Middle East.
Scotland in 2050: Realising Our Global Potential
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