We understand that you operate in a global economy. Whether you are a UK business exporting or importing your products and services, an overseas business investing in the UK or an individual with interests abroad, we can offer you the specialist legal and practical support you need to succeed. We are a leading sector law firm with experience of advising overseas clients, utilising our specialist knowledge of areas such as Education, Technology, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, and Healthcare.
Working closely with our network of international lawyers and associates, our team of lawyers across our four offices in London, Bristol, Watford and Birmingham can help you receive tailored advice from jurisdictions around the world. We were founding members of the Association of European Lawyers and are also long-standing members of Eurojuris.
Our internationally focused lawyers can provide you with support on:
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Brexit is causing confusion and uncertainty for business and individuals both in the UK and around the world. We have drawn together a team of lawyers from across the firm to advise on the international issues arising from the EU referendum. The team encompasses specialists in procurement law, state aid, intellectual property, IT, commercial contracts, data protection, corporate, immigration, private wealth, real estate, construction and litigation.
Much will depend upon the exit terms that will be agreed between the UK and the EU, and on the trade agreements to be reached between the UK and non-EU nations. Nevertheless, at this stage we can help you assess your Brexit related risks and the steps you may be able to take to improve your position.
We have a dedicated page with news and updates on Brexit.
If you are an overseas company or private investor looking to build your presence in the UK, we can assist you with: immigration and employment issues; setting up a UK trading entity; engaging with relevant UK regulatory bodies and understanding local regulation in your sector (for instance Healthcare, Education and Pharma); and preparing commercial contracts to manage business risk.
It is also important for individuals who acquire UK assets, especially property, to protect their interests and we can assist with: acquisition of residential and commercial property, wills and powers of attorney, and tax planning (working with your international advisors where appropriate).
If you are looking to export your products and services to the world, our international lawyers can help you appoint agents, distributors and representatives, making sure that you are protected.
Many companies around the world choose English law to govern their contracts and the English courts to enforce them. 40% of contracts in corporate arbitrations around the world adopt English law. We are very experienced in drafting these arrangements and assisting with enforcement.
As a result of the firm's long history and strong reputation as legal specialists, we have a network of international lawyers and associates who we work closely with to support our clients.
We are founding members of the Association of European Lawyers and are long-standing members of Eurojuris. These close connections help us and our clients understand the differences between local law systems and business cultures in the countries in which they plan to operate.
We work with other professional networks such as the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and government organisations like Department for International Trade along with local government inward investment initiatives to help your business grow.
Across our network of offices, we have lawyers who speak Bengali, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
M Subs Ltd needed immigration support for its international staff travelling frequently between the US and the UK. We turned to VWV for help and they provided an impeccable and timely service that enabled us to meet our project goals by fully employing our diverse team of professionals as and where needed.