We help international clients get to grips with English law.

We’re a UK firm with global connections. We’ve built partnerships with carefully-selected law firms around the world. They refer work to us when they need clear advice that’s competitively priced (and compared to other London City law firms, we’re particularly competitive). In return, when our own clients need an international perspective, we refer them to our locally based partners in other jurisdictions.

We’re members of, but not tied to, several international law firm networks – including The Parlex Group, iTechLaw, AILA, and The Legal Network for Social Impact (Esela). But our firm is as independent as our thinkers. We’ve got no plans to open offices overseas. 

How we help

When our own clients need international legal advice, we use our network to hand-pick the perfect partners. If you’re an international firm, we’ll also choose the right lawyers from our team to support you – tailoring our advice to every challenge.

We’re building long-term relationships around the world, and our International Board helps them run smoothly. If you’re an overseas law firm looking for a firm in the UK, talk to your usual Bates Wells contact or our International Board. We’d love to hear from you.