Our international approach
Flexibility in a fast-moving world.
Quality is at the heart of everything we do
Why have an International Relations team?
Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Much of our work is cross-border and the International Relations team is there to support the lawyers to ensure that our clients get the very best advice. We are able to assemble the best teams on any matter, in any given jurisdiction, at any given time. That takes a depth of knowledge about the markets in which we operate and flexibility to adapt to our clients' needs. It's vital that we know the leading independent law firms worldwide and build good relationships with them.
How do you do it?
The team works closely with the lawyers to identity the right law firm for each transaction. Our relationships are built over many years of working together and they are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our clients.
We invest a lot of time and resources in getting to know our relationship firms better. We hold joint training programmes, knowledge-sharing initiatives, secondment programmes, conferences and client events all over the world.
Let's take Africa. We have good relationships across the continent and we know these firms really well. Our partners are on the ground regularly and we have seconded lawyers to some of our relationship firms. We host our annual EXPLORE programme that welcomes over 20 lawyers from more than 10 African jurisdictions to our offices in London. We also run an annual Legal Exchange Symposium, which brings together 150 lawyers from across Africa for a two-day event. This level of commitment to building relationships is applied worldwide. It is key to our success.