Our multi-disciplinary team represents corporate bodies and investment funds in cross-border transactions, including in jurisdictions and free-trade zones where English common law is used or using UK Export Finance to facilitate international trade and investment.
We also advise overseas bodies on establishing a presence in the UK, structuring deals and funding packages and complying with complex regulatory landscapes. We know how to avoid early-stage problems and deliver pioneering solutions for sustainable growth.
We work in sectors as diverse as technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency, cyber security, real estate, healthcare and hospitality.
Through our London and Dubai offices we have strong international networks, business alliances and strategic partners with whom we collaborate and innovate, including a specialist crypto asset firm in the United Arab Emirates on blockchain based projects and cyber security. We’re also members of IR Global, a network that brings together the best of the professional advisory community.
Following Brexit and the post-Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU, Acuity has launched an international trade desk to advise our clients on their international trade needs when trading into and out of the UK. We advise on the various trade agreements signed between the UK and other territories.
Given the complexity of these trade agreements, we have created a UK FTA monitoring document linked below to summarise the key points relating to the UK’s current free trade agreements we believe look most promising. In addition, we are working with counterparties in various territories to offer our clients direct access to legal, accounting, tax, and general commercial support.
Whether your international trade requirements relate to advice on customs and tariffs, advice on commercial contracts, strategic alliance matters such as franchises or equity investments in joint ventures or wholly owned subsidiaries, then we can advise you.
Our trade desk is headed up by Barry Sankey, Begonia Filgueira, Henry Clarke and Tessa Laws – corporate and commercial lawyers with significant experience in international trade and cross-border transactions as well as state aid and subsidy control issues.
If you are an SME thinking of exporting or being a partner to an overseas business in the UK, please take the opportunity to complete our quick survey.
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