The majority of our work has an international element, whether we are helping a client headquartered outside the UK to navigate the English legal and business landscape, or assisting our clients with their business overseas.

Whilst we can help our clients in any country in the world and welcome clients from across the globe, we especially work with the following jurisdictions: Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Middle East, Singapore and USA.  Much of our work is with jurisdictions in Europe, including Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Scandinavian countries and Switzerland.

Fox Williams’ partners are active participants in the IBA and the UIA.

Whether we are project managing international transactions or guiding our clients to the right law firm in another jurisdiction, we ensure that our clients can operate with confidence anywhere in the world.

Premium quality, commerciality and responsive service are the hallmarks of our work in the UK and we apply the same exacting standards internationally for the benefit of our clients undertaking cross-border business or disputes. We are an independent law firm solely in London. We do not have overseas branches and we are not part of a network of other law firms. Instead we have strong relationships with hand-picked trusted law firms across the world that share our commercial approach and uncompromising focus on quality and service delivery and will often also have the same sector specialisations as we do. With the benefit of these relationships we and our clients work seamlessly across borders taking local advice and applying our own experience.

We can remain as involved in work outside the UK as the client desires. Sometimes we will effect an introduction to an overseas law firm and step back, at other times we will remain fully involved as part of an integrated team (whether formally as co-counsel or not).

Because London is such an important global business centre many businesses from other jurisdictions will often do business in London or will have disputes resolved in London. We can work with you (with or without your local lawyers as you prefer) to achieve the very best results possible.

You can be assured that we have an in depth understanding of the London market, legal and regulatory landscape and practices and will bring the right team together to find a solution to whatever issue may be faced.

We will work collaboratively with any wider team, whether purely in London or involving local lawyers across the globe. We can also provide English law expertise either as an expert or as advisor.

Read our new ‘Business start-ups’ guide, which provides an overview of the key legal considerations when doing business in the UK, available here.

International experience

  • Advised an international payment, identity, e-money and banking solutions service provider on various UK and EEA regulatory issues, as well as VISA, MasterCard and other card scheme rules.

  • Advised various US and Asian travel platforms on their launch of an EU-wide package holiday business.

  • Acted for a French company supplying infrastructure for energy storage and distribution in a claim for the breach by a company in the Bahamas of an agreement for the joint operation of Nassau International Airport in failing to give a valid change of control notice.

  • Advising businesses in Technology, FinTech and Financial services sectors on several complex sponsor licencing and compliance matters

  • Advised on the first content delivery agreement between a content marketing agency and a world leading professional membership and regulatory organisation that promotes, develops, and supports over 180,000 members worldwide.

  • Advised Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP on its transatlantic combination with US firm Hunton & Williams LLP to form Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • Advised an overseas individual on de-enveloping two high value properties, during which we had to liaise with overseas counsel in several jurisdictions.

  • Acted for a number of individuals in relation to the international investigations into allegations of manipulation of LIBOR / EURIBOR.

  • Advised a US private equity fund on the tax and share scheme implications of its acquisition of a significant publishing company from two discretionary employee benefit trusts, a SIP Trustee and over 300 individual employee shareholders.

  • Advised a number of non-UK headquartered businesses on the permanent establishment and other tax issues arising in the context of their inward investment into, and the taking on of employees or consultants, in the UK.

"They are very experienced professionals."

Chambers UK 2024

"The breadth of knowledge, delivered in a commercially sound manner, is very refreshing and the team has been my go-to on complex regulatory matters for many years. Highly regarded and recommended."

Legal 500 2024



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