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

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Our US group comprises a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team of experienced lawyers operating across all our offices who act for a diverse range of individuals and globally-ambitious businesses looking to expand their activity outside the USA.

US companies are increasingly targeting international expansion as a means for strategic growth. We offer immediate access to specialist UK lawyers who can advise on the best ways to approach the European market and further afield. Through our dedicated foreign direct investment (FDI) team, we are regarded as a leading firm for inward investment into Europe from the USA.

Our thriving technology and life sciences teams are well connected in the San Francisco and Bay Area, as well as across key tech hubs in the UK, including the ‘golden triangle’ of London, Oxford and Cambridge. Work goes beyond just the transactional - our partners have close ties with the US investment community, and strive to act as connectors between the USA and the UK. We also have strong links to the US adviser community, both through the Multilaw network and our local networks across the country. In addition to technology and life sciences, we act for clients in a number of other key sectors including real estate, retail and sport.

Drawing on our extensive capital markets capability, we frequently support US companies as they raise capital on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. We also provide guidance to existing US businesses quoted on AIM. The firm’s international and UK litigation and arbitration team has a particular speciality in handling and successfully resolving transatlantic disputes, and is often the first port of call for disputes with an international dimension.

Our top ranked family and international private wealth teams work closely with leading family and private client lawyers throughout the USA and have a recognised expertise in US work. They also have a long tradition of helping and supporting US citizens in the UK. Personal injury is another area in which we are acknowledged for our strong track record. Our specialist advisers have significant experience in assisting US nationals who have been injured in the UK and also act for UK citizens involved in accidents in the USA.

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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