For businesses based in North America, our USA team of UK lawyers will help you establish or grow your presence in the UK, whether organically or via investment or acquisition.
Backed by decades of experience, we know about the challenges, risks and rewards involved in starting, building and sustaining a business in the UK having successfully assisted many entrepreneurs and companies across a wide array of industry sectors.
From law firms to companies both large and small, our advice to North American clients encompasses commercial agreements; company incorporation and administration; financial services regulation and FCA authorisation and compliance; managing IP portfolios; listings and fundraisings on LSE and AIM; private and public M&A transactions; share incentive schemes; and travel regulation. Our highly experienced dispute resolution and international arbitration teams also provide significant support to a number of US clients.
Our specialist employment and immigration law team supports US companies operating in the UK and seeking to bring US-based employees with them. Our partnerships team is the market leader in establishing foreign law firms in the UK and acts for several North American entities in London.
Our wider international strategy of fostering relationships with like-minded lawyers in key jurisdictions has allowed us to continue to provide our clients with high quality service wherever they do business.
Over many years, we have established strong links with law firms throughout the USA and continue to build connections and develop relationships across the US legal community through regular meetings, conferences and events.
As an independent law firm, Fox Williams strengthens its network of contacts with other firms of similar profiles through its membership of the International Association of Lawyers and through active participation in the IBA. Our head of litigation and dispute resolution, Gavin Foggo is also a member of the American Bar Association.
Advised NYSE-listed (c. US$16 billion market cap) environmental services company Rollins, Inc. on four successful acquisitions of UK companies, with a number of others in progress as Rollins continues its UK expansion strategy.
Advised international private equity firm Trustbridge Global Media on its acquisition of children’s book publisher Walker Books Limited.
Assisting Venus by Maria Tash (a US jewellery designer) on all aspects of their launch into the UK market.
Advised US-based sports equipment manufacturer PXG on the setup of the company’s UK e-commerce website, including T&Cs of sale and advising on the relevant consumer and data protection regulatory requirements. We also advised on the client’s B2B distributorship arrangements.
Advised Glanbia Performance Nutrition on various worldwide trade marks and oppositions and acted for them in relation to its High Court claim against The Hut Group Limited and The Hut.com.
Acted for a US party that had been funded in US litigation by a claims funder who now alleges that the claim was under-settled and what ought to have been the fruits of the claims was diverted to another group company.
Acted for the claimant as distributor of prosthetic hip replacements seeking indemnification in connection with its defence and settlement of lawsuits in the USA involving failed prosthetics.
Advised US tech group Connexity, Inc (Shopzilla, Bizrate and Hitwise brands) on UK tech and data matters.
Advised a leading American venture capital firm in acquiring its first London HQ to target European investments. We advised on all commercial real estate and construction related matters.
Advised the London office of a US headquartered global law firm on the resolution of Employment Tribunal proceedings issues brought by a departing partner against the law firm, its London Managing Partner and US General Counsel.