International overview

 

The United States is a key focus of our international practice and our clients include numerous companies and multi-national businesses with significant US interests.

 

As well as providing our US clients with UK sector and specialist legal advice across all three UK Jurisdictions (England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) we have a multitude of experience co-ordinating and project managing multi-jurisdictional advice for our US clients, particularly across the European jurisdictions.

 

We have a long history of assisting our UK clients in their activities across these diverse continents, particularly the US. Our non-exclusive relationships with leading law firms throughout the region reflect that history and have been developed over many years of collaboration. Many of our partners have extensive experience of working with US businesses and travel regularly in the region. We operate a transatlantic secondment/exchange programme with a key US relationship firm which gives our senior lawyers an invaluable understanding of the US legal environment.

 

We regularly work with the best law firms in the Caribbean and other offshore jurisdictions to deliver advice related to fund and asset management, private client services (international succession, real estate and wealth structuring, international tax, international trusts, personal immigration) and tax.

 

Burges Salmon has a growing South and Central America practice and we work with some of the leading law firms in the region. We know the right firms with local knowledge and the relevant sector and specialist expertise to ensure that our clients can appropriately manage risk and maximise the opportunities in this dynamic and exciting region.

International experience

Advising WEX Europe Services on the HR and employment issues arising following the acquisition of the fuel services credit card company across nine European jurisdictions. The team project managed the advice for the US parent and UK subsidiary.

Advising The Spear Group on its acquisition by Vienna headquartered Constantia Flexibles Group, working alongside Thompson Hine LLP in the US. We co-ordinated matters across Vienna, South Africa, the US and the UK.

Coordinating ongoing trade mark work for Harrods in all 10 countries in South America working with local attorneys in each country.

Advising on ECI’s acquisition of Investis, the corporate communications company, from Gresham Private Equity involved co-ordinating advice in the UK, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Sweden and the US.

Advising foreign governments seeking to introduce new nuclear legal regimes and applying IAEA laws and standards. We have provided legal support to contractors in the Middle East, to an owner/engineer appointment in a western European jurisdiction and export controls advice to numerous clients with global multi-site, multi-jurisdiction operations.

Advising a global US business on a major HR/employment project relating to the implementation of a psychometric assessment for recruitment and promotion purposes and IT policies. This involved co-ordinating advice from 23 separate jurisdictions and assimilating it into one report for the client, as well as managing the legal spend and producing one invoice in US$. Jurisdictions included Europe, Asia, South America and the US.

Advising on the UK aspects of a multi-jurisdictional transaction involving the acquisition by CMST Development Co of a majority stake in Henry Bath & Son Limited from commodities trader Mercuria Energy Group Ltd. The matter involved supporting Fangda Partners alongside law firms in the US, Singapore and the Netherlands.

Meet the team
Richard Spink

Richard Spink Partner

  • Head of Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
Suzanna Harvey

Suzanna Harvey Partner

  • Private Client Services
  • International Tax
  • International Trusts
Jeremy Dickerson

Jeremy Dickerson Partner

  • Head of International 
  • Head of Intellectual Property, Media and Sport
  • Defamation and Reputation Management