Inward investment

Business and personal relocation and investment between the UK and the rest of the world remains high. In Europe, economic and social barriers continue to break down and the alignment between countries is increasingly close under European-wide regulations.

The UK also remains a popular destination for foreign businesses from the US, Canada, South America, Asia and Australasia both for inward investment into the UK itself and for easy access to other European markets.

Despite increasing globalisation, many differences remain between each individual country and the UK in terms of legal structure, regulations and business practice, providing pitfalls for the unwary. In fact, early specialist legal advice is often the key to making real and economic progress in moving into the UK.

We provide a full range of services including commercial, property, employment and immigration to business and private clients throughout the UK and abroad. Our specialist Inward Investment team includes dual qualified lawyers with particular expertise in German and Italian commerce and others with extensive experience also in investment into the UK from other international markets around the world including the USA, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, France, the Czech Republic and Korea.

We are also highly experienced in meeting the diverse needs of individual business owners or employees and those who are relocating for retirement or other reasons – whether UK nationals moving abroad, or businesses and individuals from outside the UK who are settling here.

Together with our contacts in other professions such as accountancy, property investment and financial advice both in the UK and throughout the world, we can provide a comprehensive service in relation to business structures, banking and finance, formation and registration, company secretarial services, tax, VAT, intellectual property protection, restructuring and insolvency, employment and immigration issues, commercial and private real estate, grants, education and training, and numerous other matters.

We also have fluent European language speakers and a number of non-UK European nationals, including a qualified Korean lawyer, on our staff.

For more information about this practice area, please contact Jane Laidler, Senior Partner. 

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