04 October 2022

As an independent UK law firm, we are committed to providing inward investors with the best mix of advice, service and value.

What we can do for you

Our UK Investment Launchpad helpdesk (offering a response within 24 hours) can be contacted via launchpad@burges-salmon.com. The following dedicated services are available:

  • Free scoping consultation meeting via video or conference call to discuss expansion plans, support requirements and our diagnostic-based package of support
  • Fixed-fee pricing of legal advice for the establishment of UK entities
  • Rapidly deployed interim project management to deliver on the ground support enabling clients to expedite their UK set up process and focus on developing customer relationships
  • Expert legal advice on: commercial, corporate finance, competition, employment and immigration, data protection and IP, mergers and acquisitions, private wealth management, tax and real estate matters
  • Free meeting rooms and serviced office space for up to a month at our City of London, Edinburgh or Bristol (adjacent to Bristol Temple Meads station) offices followed by discounted rates*
  • Free consultation meeting with our international trade team to discuss your access to the European Union and other international markets
  • Access to an extensive network of US, European and other preferred partner law firms

Subject to availability and Burges Salmon terms and conditions available upon request.

Read here to discover how we supported a US healthcare provider by providing a collaborative legal and project consultancy solution to create a new business through a joint venture.

Our Tech Growth UK on-demand webinar with the Department for International Trade, Rochester PR and JMB Partnership includes practical advice to support your UK market entry from a range of experts, company founders and venture capital firms. Alex Lloyd, a partner in our Corporate team, explains the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating a UK subsidiary vs establishing a branch of your overseas parent company. If you need legal advice to support your UK market entry please contact us

Project management services

Our project management services for inbound clients are delivered in partnership with trusted service providers.

Below are examples of the kind of support we provide:

  • Planning your implementation project
  • Corporate and tax structures
  • Visa applications
  • Formation of joint ventures and partnerships
  • UK company registration
  • Site search and sourcing a design construction team for new UK facilities/ buildings
  • Company secretariat support, bookkeeping and accounts
  • UK market analysis and appraisal
  • Dashboard reporting for company board updates
  • Sourcing finance and funding
  • Regulatory compliance and governance
  • Operational mobilisation

We can assist in recommending trusted third parties to provide other kinds of support which may include:

  • Assisting with opening bank accounts and sourcing insurance
  • Recruitment and HR
  • Payroll, IT support and cyber security solutions
  • Strategic marketing advice and pricing
  • Branding, marketing and PR

Our expertise and experience

We act for multi-national organisations, SMEs, institutions, entrepreneurial businesses and family private offices supporting their international expansion across a range of sectors including: energy, power and utilities, financial services, infrastructure, real estate, transport, defence, food and drink, healthcare and technology.

As an independent UK law firm, we deliver award winning sector and specialist advice across all three UK jurisdictions (England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) through our London, Bristol and Edinburgh offices. We seek to help our clients find a location that best meets their strategic and operational requirements.

We work alongside significant US, European and other law firms through our network of preferred partners. We project manage the legal advice our clients receive across multiple jurisdictions, acting as a hub for European legal matters, particularly for clients based in the US or Asia, using our bespoke selected mix of law firms that works for them. Our project management services for inbound clients are delivered in partnership with trusted service providers.

Burges Salmon is pleased to support the UK Department for International Trade as it assists overseas companies with their UK market entry and expansion plans. For more information on the UK government’s support for inward investors, visit invest.great.gov.uk.

What our clients say about us...

Burges Salmon’s inward investment team were invaluable in guiding us as foreign investors to navigate the local business culture and political environment successfully.
US healthcare provider

Key contact

Paul Browne

Paul Browne Partner

  • Head of International Trade
  • Real Estate
  • Nuclear

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