North America

The lawyers in this team actively advise, rather than just process, and have real international capacity.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper’s dedicated North America group is a multi-disciplinary team of specialist international lawyers with wide-ranging experience of connecting and providing legal advice to businesses and individuals seeking to expand their activity in the USA, Canada, the UK and internationally.

As well as close collaboration between our own international offices, we have well-established relationships with a network of leading East and West Coast US law practices and accountancy firms, particularly in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC.

Our firm plays a key role in the Multilaw network that gives us global coverage in more than 150 commercial centres around the world. This trusted presence on the ground ensures that our lawyers are best placed to prepare and assist our North American clients on a global basis.

The North America group offers a fully integrated service to US and Canadian businesses and individual clients setting up in the UK. Our specialist areas include immigration, UK business establishment and company formation, employment law and pensions, international tax structuring, corporate, intellectual property and trade marks, data protection and commercial agreements. We are widely regarded as a leading law firm for inward investment into the UK.

Drawing on our capital markets capability, our corporate lawyers support US and Canadian businesses seeking to raise capital in London, be it on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AIM or the Aquis Stock Exchange. We also provide guidance to our existing US and Canadian clients admitted to those markets on their ongoing compliance requirements. Our specialist lawyers can advise on the best ways to approach the UK and European market and further afield.

The extensive experience of our specialist employment and immigration teams enables us to advise North American clients not only on the UK legal aspects but also on the differences between employment/labour law and immigration law practice in the UK compared to the US and Canada.

Penningtons Manches Cooper’s international and UK litigation and arbitration team team has a particular speciality in handling and successfully resolving transatlantic disputes and is often the first port of call for disputes with a US or Canadian dimension.

Our top ranked international family and private wealth teams work closely with leading family and private client lawyers throughout the USA and also have a long tradition of helping and supporting US citizens in the UK.

The firm’s specialist personal injury team has a strong track record in helping US clients who have been injured in the UK and also act for UK citizens involved in accidents in the USA. Our lawyers also have particular expertise in the technology, life sciences, retail, real estate and shipping sectors.

We offer expert advice on:

  • strategies for growth businesses looking to expand outside the USA
  • cross-border M&A and investments
  • listing of US companies on the UK capital markets
  • regulatory issues, including data privacy and GDPR compliance, e-commerce and consumer protection
  • international dispute resolution
  • trademark protection, brand management and collaboration and licensing agreements
  • immigration and employment issues
  • tax efficient options and share incentives for UK employees of US businesses
  • stand alone and transactional corporate tax issues
  • developing and managing real estate assets, including real estate tax
  • private wealth and family law issues including inheritance planning, jurisdiction, divorce and relocation
  • personal injury claims covering accidents, medical malpractice and product liability

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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