Much of our work has an international aspect to it;  whether this be advising international clients on their inward investment into the UK, advising UK based clients on their outbound work, or multi-nationals on multi-jurisdiction projects.

We act for multi-national businesses and organisations, investment funds, scaling tech businesses, international property developers, retail chains, and others, advising them across a range of services.

Doing business in the UK

Doing business in the UK for the first time is exciting but can be complex. We advise clients on their inward investment into the UK, we are experienced in handling cross-border M&A and joint ventures, acting for corporates, institutions, and funders of all kinds in their inward investment strategies and transactions.

In addition to advising businesses on their UK market entry, we also advise international law firms. We work alongside US and European firms based in London who benefit from our ability to provide deep ranging sector knowledge, and experience acting as co-counsel.

Our non-legal offering Shoosmiths EIGHT Connected Services is comprised of solutions that fit alongside our legal advice. Combining the latest technology with Shoosmiths’ passion for giving you a great client experience, our 8 Connected Services give you access to new solutions you need through the advisers you know and trust.

Advising businesses cross-border

At Shoosmiths, we regularly work for clients whose interests are further afield than the UK. In addition to our own offices across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Belgium we also work with leading independent firms across the globe and are also an active member of the World Services Group (WSG).

World Services Group is the most prominent global network of independent firms that provides an exclusive setting and platform to connect its members to the most elite legal firms with cross industry access to a select few investment banking and accounting firms. Through this network, WSG delivers global expertise powered by seamless collaboration and provides the highest quality and value for clients. WSG is comprised of over 120 prominent firms representing multinational clients worldwide. Members act in over 150 jurisdictions with over 23,000 professionals globally.

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International facts & figures

Supporting some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious business on what matters to them. No matter where clients are in the world, we are able to advise.

  • 67 In the past Financial Year, we have supported clients in 67 different countries
  • 150+ With a combination of our membership of the World Services Group and our wider bestfriend’s network, clients have access to over 150 firms, comprising 24,000 professionals, acting in over 150 jurisdictions
  • >10% over 10% of all firm billing comes from our non-UK client base 

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