Bates Wells Braithwaite has a significant international practice across all specialisations, reflecting the international scope of many of our clients.

Our international work continues to grow as our clients become more global.

We service our clients’ international requirements by working with hand-picked law firms around the world who share our belief in building long-term relationships and who provide high quality legal advice and services.

We invest in our network of law firm contacts by spending time with them to build trust and personal relationships while sharing and exchanging knowledge. We do not expect our law firm partners to be experts in every sector or every kind of legal transaction. So the lawyers we recommend to our clients are tailored to the client’s requirements in every case. And to ensure that our international relationships work well for our clients, we have set up an international relationships board within our firm.

Overseas law firms refer their clients to us because we are responsive to their clients’ needs, provide succinct high quality advice and because we are competitively priced, particularly when compared to other London City law firms.

We are members of several law firm networks but we remain flexible and are not tied to any one of them. Our key international networks are The Parlex Group, iTechLaw, The European Social Enterprise Law Association, Global Impact Investing Network, and the AILA Rome District Chapter. As an independent firm, we seek cooperation and to build relationships and have no ambitions to acquire offices overseas.

If you are an overseas law firm seeking quality English law advice at competitive pricing, please speak to your usual contact at Bates Wells Braithwaite or one of the members of our International Board.


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