We provide insightful and effective legal services to meet our clients' advisory, litigation and transactional needs. We help our clients gain competitive advantage in an international business environment that is reshaping to meet new digital, economic, environmental and political challenges.
Our advice is framed by our deep knowledge of our clients' industries and our international reach - we have a presence across Europe and in the US. Within our core sectors, our clients range from market leaders to fast-growth companies.
Our aim is to give our clients the advice they need, where they need it in a decisive, efficient, client-focused way. Our plan is simple: focus on building long term client relationships, providing insights and delivering results.
Our clients told us what they like about us: approachable; knowledgeable; experienced; and straightforward. They also told us that we could support their businesses even better by increasing our international presence into specific markets and by continuing to invest in our industry knowledge and our lawyers' careers.
This is what we've done so far:
- We're investing in building better and deeper long-term relationships with our clients
- We've created broad, experienced sector teams that live and breathe your industry sector
- We've opened offices in the key markets and cities our clients work in, so that we are in the places you do business
- We've made our internal structure more efficient, so that our lawyers can focus on being responsive, practical and creative
- We've given our lawyers access to innovative career and knowledge development programmes, so that their skills are always up-to-date
We plan to continue opening in the markets that matter; recruiting the very best legal talent; helping all our people be the best they can be; and encourage even more joined-up thinking to provide you with connected insights.
Lawyers who understand your industry will always provide more focused, more practical advice. It's efficient too: it means that you spend less time briefing us and get quicker results because we've handled a similar challenge before, or understand the industry pressures if we haven't. You also get lawyers who are genuinely in-tune with what you’re doing, so they can use their experience to produce practical advice that drives results.
Our passion for framing our advice in an industry context informs everything we do: who we hire, where we open offices, which clients we work with, where we second our lawyers. It's easy to say you understand an industry, but a lot harder to live and breathe it.
Our industry knowledge is not just limited to the few sector gurus, we have invested in building a broad base of knowledge across our lawyer teams. That means that you get access to seasoned lawyers who will help solve your problems because they understand your industry.
It’s a simple approach that both our clients and our lawyers value.
We've grown rapidly over the last two years, and that's entirely by design. We want to have a presence in the places that our clients do business and we want to do complex, cross-border and international work that challenges and excites our lawyers. In short, we want to help solve the issues that are important to our clients.
That's why we have offices in all of the major European economies: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Our offices in Silicon Valley and New York advise US companies targeting Europe, before they leave home. We also have a high level of experience and expertise working with companies from and targeting Australia, Brazil, India, The Middle East, Russia, the CIS countries and elsewhere.
Over the coming years we will expand further. Wherever markets expand and opportunities arise we plan to be there to support our clients.
Sometimes it's about connecting the people we know to produce new ideas or support networks. Other times it's about insights; an article that sparks a seminar that plants an idea that results in a new way of doing things. Most of all, though, it's about getting results – hopefully ones even better than you envisaged.