BEACHCROFT'S NEW EURO-VISION
Beachcroft LLP is bringing the major European commercial and litigation practices to Manchester, with the launch of a new International Practice Group, which will offer multi-jurisdictional legal and regulatory advice to clients across the North West.
Staffed by experienced, dual qualified lawyers, the new International Practice Group provides an operational response to the growth in the firm's multi-national clients in recent years. Each International Practice Group is headed by a jurisdiction-qualified lawyer, namely Nathalie Moreno for France, Andreas Klug for Germany, Fiammetta Amendola for Italy, Javier Ordonez-Cobo for Spain, Nicolas Pourbaix for Belgium and Julie Nazerali for EU and Competition. This new integrated legal service will provide clients with direct access to the legal and regulatory environments of each of these European countries and a unique conduit for technical advice and information, efficiently supported by the firm's international network of partner law firms.
Commenting on the new service, Regional Senior Partner Iain Moore said: "This is an excellent added value service for many clients who are operating across Europe. We will now not only be able to advise on specific points of law, we will also be able to put clients in direct contact with qualified lawyers 'on the ground'. Through our programme of alliances, 'best friend' relationships and our own network of offices, we can provide an unrivalled breadth of experience and advice. Our competitors may offer links to affiliated law firms overseas, but few - if any - can have such a highly skilled team in-house which is qualified in so many European jurisdictions.
"As a national firm, we already operate national sector-based teams to give clients a more informed service - now we'll be able to operate a similar service across Europe and EMEA at large."
Beachcroft recently moved to LLP status, as part of the firm's move towards greater transparency and commercialisation. The new International Practice Group is just part of a raft of 'added value' service offerings expected to roll out across all regional offices during the next 12 months.
For further information, visit the website www.beachcroft.co.uk or call the Manchester office direct on 0161 934 3000.
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Notes to Editor:
Beachcroft LLP (formerly Beachcroft Wansbroughs) is one of the largest national commercial law firms in the UK. With over 1,400 employees, it provides legal advice and litigation services from seven locations in the UK (two in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Winchester) and also in Brussels. From routine insurance claims management to 'trusted adviser' work for major national and international organisations, the firm delivers integrated legal services to clients in four main industry groups: health and public sector; real estate and construction; financial services (including the insurance industry); and technology, media and telecommunications.
Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession, recognised 56 Beachcroft partners as leading lawyers, taking the firm into the top 20 of all UK law firms; the firm received 20 new entries in Legal 500 2005, a guide to the top 500 lawyers in the UK; in Legal Week's client satisfaction survey, the firm came second amongst all law firms in the UK; and Beachcroft is one of the largest law firms in the country to obtain the 'Investors in People' award across all of its offices.
The Manchester team currently includes 19 partners and 198 staff. Its partners have particular expertise and experience in commercial litigation, commercial property, injury/risk, professional indemnity, corporate/commercial and employment law.
For further information, please visit: www.beachcroft.co.uk