the best teams on any matter, in any
given jurisdiction, at any given time.
That takes a depth of knowledge
about the markets in which we
operate and flexibility to adapt to
our clients' needs. It's vital that we
know the leading independent law
firms worldwide and build good
relationships with them.
How do you do it?
The team works closely with the
lawyers to identify the right law firm
for each transaction. Our relationships
are built over many years of working
together and they are constantly
evolving to meet the needs of
We invest a lot of time and resources
in getting to know our relationship
firms better. We hold joint training
initiatives, secondment programmes,
conferences and client events all over
Let's take Africa. We have good
relationships across the continent
and we know these firms really well.
Our partners are on the ground
regularly and we have seconded
lawyers to some of our relationship
firms. We host our annual EXPLORE
programme that welcomes over
20 lawyers from more than 10
African jurisdictions to our offices in
London. We also run an annual Legal
Exchange Symposium, which brings
together 150 lawyers from across
Africa for a two-day event. This level
of commitment to building
relationships is applied worldwide.
It is key to our success.
Why have an International
Quality is at the heart of everything we
do. Much of our work is cross-border
and the International Relations team
is there to support the lawyers to
ensure that our clients get the very
best advice. We are able to assemble
On co-ordinating global relations:
Ngozie, Head of our International Relations team,
History and Politics graduate from Oxford University
" Quality is at the heart
of everything we do"