Our international law firm help clients with the legal and commercial aspects of overseas transactions and supply agreements, in particular in the domain of public sector projects.
As well as helping clients do business in the US and Europe, our team has supported clients operate in some of the most challenging parts of the world. And not just from our desks. We have unique on-the-ground experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East and Central Asia and Eastern Europe along with connections to key advisers in these markets that we work with to support our clients.
Our international law solicitors have extensive experience working alongside our clients to help win business, negotiate contracts and problem solve in jurisdictions where cultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence and resourcefulness are key. Many of our lawyers are native speakers in languages other than English.
Our lead lawyer for international law work is Neil Williamson.
What cases have our international law solicitors worked on?
Software and Technology
- U.S. reseller arrangements for a cloud-based VOIP provider.
- SaaS arrangements for supply to local authorities in the US.
- SaaS arrangements for supply to banks in Ghana.
- SaaS and channel provider contracts for a Californian-based tech company with operations in the US and the EU.
- tenders for and then the supply, implementation. development and licensing of software to several governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East and Central Asia.
- the sale of a business in Vietnam.
- the acquisition of a UK company with a Zambian branch.
- the establishment of subsidiaries / branches in Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
- the provision of seed funding for a green power project in Ghana (the “Cenpower project”).
Commercial Contracts / Procurement
- the design of UK public sector tenders for work in the energy sector in Africa.
- the bidding for large public sector contracts following World Bank, EU, DFID, African Development Bank and Asian Development Bank guidelines.
- the delivery of major international development projects around the world through high value consultancy, supply of services and supply of goods agreements.
We are one of the only law firms in the UK with specific experience of helping clients in the aid-funded business sector. We help major DFID suppliers and suppliers to other donors and IFIs with:
- the delivery of donor funded projects in emerging and frontier markets.
- dispute resolution.
- drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts to support projects.
- employment law advice.
International Law Solicitor
Neil’s work is now split between helping clients operate overseas and helping local and overseas investors do business in the UK. Neil’s diverse experience enables him to help clients with a wide range of matters and to offer clients a creative and commercial approach to their challenges.