Doing Business in the UK

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Overseas companies starting a business in the UK

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The United Kingdom remains an important location for substantial companies with global business aspirations. That is likely to remain the case, irrespective of the exact nature of any future relationship and trading links the UK may have with Europe, North America, Asia and the wider world or which political party is in power at Westminster.

Foreign companies and international businesses will face many issues in establishing a business in the UK. These videos and the downloadable brochure are intended as a guide to setting up business in the UK for overseas clients in particular.

Advice about starting a business in the UK

We can assist major overseas clients and global organisations to do business in the UK. Similarly, we have helped many UK businesses across most jurisdictions in the world through our unique network of personal relationships with professional services firms around the globe. This ensures our clients get the best and most appropriate legal advice from people who know the local culture, are specialists in their field, treat clients as we do and communicate at all levels in whatever language is suitable.

About Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths is a national law firm with 12 offices across the UK and acts for a wide range of clients. We can locate the right legal experts for you, manage the project if you wish and ensure that the work is carried out efficiently and within your budget. Our network is complemented by our longstanding membership of the World Services Group (WSG), a multi-disciplinary professional services organisation, which brings together leading advisers in over 145 countries.

Shoosmiths has a wealth of knowledge of European and international issues and frequently works on pan-European and pan-global projects covering Banking, Corporate, Data Protection/Privacy, Employment, Intellectual Property Rights, Real Estate, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Private Client and Family, Tax and Technology.

You will find us quick to relate to your commercial goals in starting a business in the UK and adept at advising you on the most direct way of achieving them. Our lawyers tailor their approach to each client's business, delivering high quality legal advice backed by clear and open communication, cost transparency and business sense.

Your contacts

If you have a question about anything in the Guide to Doing Business in the UK or videos please contact Gary Assim or Crispin Bridges Webb. (details below)