North America

Bates Wells reaches far and wide to help organisations from all sectors of the North American economy. Our London-based team has long-standing experience assisting American and Canadian clients on how to go about their business in the UK. Across the Atlantic, we have advised all types of clients from multi-nationals, financial institutions, and trade associations to universities and charities.

Clients come to us for jargon-free, user-friendly advice on corporate/commercial, finance, real estate, employment and litigious matters as well as the specialist areas we’re so well known for such as charity, immigration and educational law. We help overseas clients active in technology, the arts, energy, finance, education, the media, entertainment, telecoms, retail and healthcare. This isn’t an exclusive list – we’re big enough to pull together an expert multi-disciplinary team to deal with pretty much anything you need help with.

At Bates Wells our approach is personal. We understand the importance to you of being able to pick up the phone, talk to us and feel reassured that your needs will be given a high priority – especially when you might be quite far away (we can work around time zones). We provide dedicated principal contacts to ensure continuity and in-depth understanding of your business. We believe in developing and sustaining strong, long-term relationships with our clients – we have acted for many clients for decades – and our fees are amongst the most competitive in the London market.

We look forward to meeting you

Members of our team regularly visit the USA and Canada and we would be only too happy to meet you to discuss how we can assist you. Of course, if you are ever in London, you are most welcome to pay us a visit.