At a glance
The world, we are told, is shrinking. Conversely, at Memery Crystal, our international work is growing substantially. We partner pre-eminent local law firms in key jurisdictions, in disciplines covering all our core sectors. Our work flows both ways: helping UK clients trade overseas, and acting for international clients as the bridge into London and the UK market.
The British courts and English law are increasingly important in settling disputes and governing contracts between international parties. We’ve successfully acted for international clients in High Court proceedings against banks and other financial institutions and represented clients against other businesses and nation states on international arbitrations.
We act for UK corporates acquiring/investing into businesses on every continent and for clients in those jurisdictions seeking to invest in or acquire UK targets or whose agreements are governed by English law. We also work for global businesses listed in London and have experience acting for companies on dual listings as well as on subsequent fundraisings and acquisitions.
We advise many of our clients on global property developments and acquisitions. Our real estate team has significant experience helping local and international businesses and individuals with their investment in commercial, industrial and residential opportunities.
We also work with overseas law firms, particularly in the US, on non-English law aspects of cases involving our clients. In 2015, we announced our strategic partnership with Yingke, China’s largest and fastest growing law firm. We are also members of the International Attorneys Club and GGI, one of the foremost international law, accounting and consulting firm alliances. These relationships, together with others that we have developed over many years, gives us the freedom to choose the pre-eminent law firm in the relevant jurisdiction for our clients. Many years of international work has enabled us to build thoughtful and personal relationships with leading law firms around the world, ensuring that we can provide our clients with the most effective global service.
Partnership with Yingke Law Firm
In 2015, Memery Crystal expanded its international client offering with a ground-breaking exclusive strategic partnership with China’s largest and fastest growing law firm, Yingke Law Firm.
As a leading law firm acting for clients at the centre of the SME market, this co-operation agreement has increased access for clients of both Memery Crystal and Yingke to new business opportunities. This is a perfect catalyst for UK and international clients of Memery Crystal aspiring to expand into China and for Yingke’s Chinese and worldwide clients interested in doing business in the UK and beyond.
Over the last 3 years, Yingke has developed its international office network at an unprecedented rate for a law firm and is now represented on 4 continents and in 10 major commercial regions around the world. These include New York, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, London, Warsaw, Istanbul, Budapest, Verona, Seoul, Milan, Taiwan, Brussels, Athens, Madrid, Lisbon and Tel-Aviv. Memery Crystal works strategically with the Yingke network to offer our clients a truly global approach to their business needs.
“Yingke is establishing long-term co-operation with Memery Crystal which is regarded as an indispensable asset in the promotion of trade with and investment in the UK by Chinese corporations and high net worth investors”, commented Linda Yang, Global Partner for Yingke’s international network.
International Attorneys Club
In addition, our membership in the International Attorneys Club provides access to leading specialist firms in almost all of Europe, Turkey and Israel.