We advise many US and other international law firms.

We advise on the establishment and operation of their English and European offices, including advising firms on how best to structure their office, their constitution and ongoing operational matters, such as employment contracts, acquiring office premises and client engagements.

Services to international law firms FAQs

We have assisted many international law firms establish themselves in London and go on to advise on an ongoing basis on various aspects of running an English law firm, including advice on regulation, employment matters, real estate and other business needs.

Our team is among the most experienced in the City in advising US law firms and we are unique in the depth of expertise and experience across all of the services that we provide.

English regulation allows a great deal of flexibility as to the establishment, ownership and control of law firms by non-English lawyers, but it remains the case that authorisation must be obtained. This will require a relatively detailed application process to be undertaken and will impose compliance obligations that have implications for the ownership and control structure. We are very experienced in advising on what options represent best practice and which may best suited to a particular firm.

Yes. The transfer of personal data outside the UK must meet strict legal requirements, as well as complying with regulatory obligations imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are experienced in advising firms how to meet these obligations in a commercially sensible fashion.

"One of the very best teams in the field. A wonderful firm with real knowledge and expertise."

Legal 500 2024

"The team at Fox Williams are all over the detail and totally up to date with market trends. They understand our business, which allows them to tailor their approach specifically."

Chambers UK 2024



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