Business, particularly in the media, marketing and technology sectors, is increasingly international and clients, whether large or small, compete in a global market place.
A large proportion of our clients’ business is therefore of an international nature, whether it involves cross-border deals, offshoring, multi-jurisdictional disputes or online businesses and issues of reputation management, which by their very nature do not recognise country borders.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that our legal experts are able to provide them with access to a seamless and efficient international service that reflects the nature and needs of their businesses.
Our clients include individuals in the media and entertainment industries, small online start ups, SMEs undertaking pan-European work, high tech industries and large multinationals needing multi-jurisdictional advice. Our experts have spoken at conferences, here and abroad, aimed at increasing international business and stimulating investment opportunities.
The scope of our international service includes advising clients on:
- the structuring and drafting of international joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and investment;
- international commercial contracts, e-commerce, commercial agency and distribution agreements, licensing and technology agreements;
- advertising and marketing, data protection, exploitation and protection of intellectual property and reputation and brand management;
- the terms of arbitration/dispute resolution clauses and representing clients in disputes (whether pursued resolved via arbitration, Court litigation, mediation or other means in this jurisdiction or elsewhere).
Our Corporate and Commercial lawyers are supported by a dynamic Dispute Resolution team and expert lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience in specific sectors. To ensure that the service we offer is truly global we regularly work alongside and co-ordinate projects with lawyers in other jurisdictions. We do this via a network of carefully selected law firms that we know and trust. For advertising and media work this includes those we know through Adlaw International, the network of legal experts established by one of our founding partners, Charles Swan. We always make sure that we invest time in selecting lawyers with the experience and expertise that is best aligned with our client’s strategy and business requirements and we work hard to ensure that the advice provided is user friendly, pragmatic and commercial.