We understand that we operate in a global economy and have long recognised the importance of being able to provide international legal advice and services to our clients.

We can provide you with international support whether you are a UK business exporting or importing your products and services, an overseas business investing in the UK or an individual with interests abroad.

Our international lawyers can provide you with specialist legal advice on:

  • Competition law
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Cross-border litigation and dispute resolution
  • English law contracts
  • EU and international law
  • Immigration and international employment issues
  • International debt recovery
  • International insolvency and bankruptcy
  • International private client services
  • International trade & commerce
  • International private client services
  • Intellectual property and trade-mark protection
  • Inward investment
  • Setting up a business in the UK

Geldards has French, German, Russian, Polish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Guajarati, Azerbaijani, Punjab and Welsh speaking lawyers.

We have a global reach having established strong relationships with international law firms around the world and through our membership of organisations such as the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC) and DIRO in Germany.

The IBLC is a group of over 100 mid-size independent commercial law firms from more than 50 countries across Europe, North, South and Central America, Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Australasia. These firms have more than 1500 professionals with both general and specialist international legal and business expertise in these countries.

All member firms have strong English language capability and understanding of international business trade and practice. This enables us to be confident in providing you with access to top quality international business lawyers who are in most cases personally known to us.

Geldards is also one of only two firms in the UK that have been accepted for membership of DIRO, consisting of 197 law firms, 70% of which are in Germany and 30% in 24 other countries covering 286 discreet legal areas, providing support for businesses working in or trading with Germany.

Related expertise include: Commercial Contracts, Commercial Disputes, Debt Recovery, Joint Ventures, Mergers Acquisitions & Disposals.

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What clients say

"The amazing team is knowledgeable and has great insight into our business and the commercial decisions that are made."

Legal 500, 2024

"Geldards ensured they understood the details of the complex nature of the issue, adding value to the content supplied, as well as delivering the in-depth knowledge required to manage the matter."

Chambers & Partners 2024

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