UK Investment Launchpad

Burges Salmon’s full service UK Investment Launchpad helps inward investors to fast track the UK set up process and enables them to focus their time on winning new business

29 May 2019

As a leading 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 guaranteed response within 24 hours) can be contacted via 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 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 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.

Project management services

Below are examples of the kind of support we provide:

  • Planning your implementation project
  • Corporate and tax structures
  • Assisting with opening bank accounts and sourcing insurance
  • 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
  • Recruitment, HR and visa applications
  • Payroll, IT support and cyber security solutions
  • Establishing supply chains
  • Innovation and technology
  • UK market analysis and appraisal
  • Dashboard reporting for company board updates
  • Strategic marketing advice and pricing
  • Sourcing finance and funding
  • Branding, marketing and PR
  • Regulatory compliance and governance
  • Operational mobilisation

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 a leading 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

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 Real Estate
  • Head of International Trade
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