Much of our work has an international element. The transactions on which we advise are often between parties based in different countries, or concern activities to be performed in more than one country (e.g. international clinical trials, or the grant of intellectual property rights in more than one country).
As we are established as an English firm of solicitors, it is perhaps not surprising that most of our clients are based in the UK. But we also have clients in other European countries, in North America and in Australasia. We have participated in face-to-face negotiations in the US, Japan and several European countries.
We are qualified to advise on English law, including EC laws that have effect in England (e.g. EC competition laws). Where advice is required on the law of other countries, we can help our client to find a suitable lawyer or firm to give that advice. We know some good lawyers in several countries through previous transactions on which we have worked, and through our legal writing projects. In other cases we can suggest which lawyers named in international legal directories are likely to be suitable for our client's needs, and help our client to interview and, if appropriate, instruct them.