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Welcome to International work

The growth in cross-border commerce, and the global aspirations of many of our clients, has led to a significant increase, over a number of years, in the international services which we provide to our UK and overseas clients.

We deliver these services to a range of clients across a broad spectrum of business sectors, from manufacturing and energy, to technology and recruitment.

UK Clients

For UK-based clients looking to do business overseas, we have a wealth of experience in helping them to expand their horizons.

From starting up or acquiring businesses, to trading with overseas customers/suppliers, we have years of experience of advising clients on operating in different trading environments.

This includes not only the procurement of detailed, specialist legal advice on trading agreements, but also the provision of fully-resourced, multi-disciplinary acquisition services for those clients looking to acquire operations overseas, be it for the first time, or as part of an on-going expansion strategy.

In addition to the network of advisers and contacts we have built-up through many years of dealing in different jurisdictions, Ward Hadaway is an active member of Geneva Group International (“GGI”), the world’s largest independent alliance of professional services firms.

Membership of GGI gives us access to professional service providers in over 110 countries, all of whom are subject to rigorous standards of service delivery.

We have no exclusive arrangements with any service providers: we procure the best advice for every client in any jurisdiction, based on their business needs, rather than any obligation on their UK adviser to procure advice from only one source.

Understanding the cultural differences in different jurisdictions is, in many ways, as important as understanding the legal issues that a client faces when dealing in non-UK jurisdictions, or dealing with a non-UK party.

This can be particularly important when UK companies/shareholders are dealing with non-UK parties who are looking to acquire, or dispose of, UK companies or businesses.

Our knowledge of these differences is often key to ensuring that we secure the best possible deal for our clients in these circumstances.

Overseas Clients

For a client looking to do business in the UK, or acquire an interest in a business in the UK, for the first time or as part of a series of ventures, however large or small, be they a multi-national corporation or a privately owned business, we have a wealth of experience of helping those clients make the most of their opportunities.

As one of the largest full-service law firms in the north of England, we have helped numerous overseas clients achieve their objectives throughout the UK with the help of our experienced, cross-disciplinary teams.

At every step of the way, our partner-led, single point of contact approach to service delivery ensures that clients have the benefit of access to over 250 lawyers, but with the assurance that an experienced adviser will help them understand the process they are going through, identify the key legal and commercial issues and interact with the clients’ own teams in a seamless, integrated manner.

For further information on how our experience can benefit your international business, please let us know.

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