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Our network of contacts across Europe allows us to reduce risk and ensure clients with business interests in the region are able to achieve their objectives. We go beyond legal advice, using our collaborative relationships and experience to ensure clients are supported and advised in a timely, cost-effective and expert manner.

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European collaboration: expanding our Spanish expertise

Our collaboration with Spanish firm Tribeca is founded on a longstanding relationship, having worked together successfully – particularly with tech sector businesses – and having supported clients with international M&A and employment matters over several years.

The collaboration gives Tribeca’s clients access to our full-service UK offering, and HCR’s clients access to Tribeca’s expertise and experience in Spain. Similarly, Tribeca now have a presence within our international HQ in London. The collaboration means we’re able to support more UK businesses wanting to expand or do business in Spain, and also private individuals buying property or investing.

Our recent work in Europe

We advised a UK distributor in the automotive sector on the termination of its business relationship with its Dutch supplier. We were able to give our client a seamless service, comprising both English and Dutch expertise thanks to our excellent relationships with local law experts.

We also advised a major Dutch salvage business on the effects of a potential breach of contract claim worth an estimated £400m relating to the decommissioning of oil platforms.

We assisted a UK bank with a guarantee from a Danish parent company and procuring the required legal opinion. In addition we have also assisted a British chemical company during a sale of part of its business to a Danish company where the sale was to be governed by Danish law.


Supporting cross-border trade

In conjunction with local law specialists, we helped our client, a UK-based world-leading supplier of bakery ingredients, to set up logistics and warehousing facilities for its Dutch subsidiary. We were able to get them tailored legal advice quickly and efficiently on a project which was critical to their business.

Our team have recently helped clients navigate Norwegian employment law and we have also engaged Finnish lawyers to advise on the purchase of the Helsinki-based subsidiary of a multinational clothing company.

If your organisation is based in Europe and you’re operating in the UK or doing business with partners based here, we can connect you to a wealth of English law expertise.

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Hear what our clients say about us

HCR has become our go-to law firm for TV and media work. We recently needed a production arrangement with a multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. We had issues across the UK and EU; the arrangements are complicated but Nicolas Groffman and Raj Pahuja found ways to simplify the process and then isolate key issues for negotiation. Their technical knowledge and diligence enabled them to discuss practical issues with the television production teams on equal terms, which speeded up the project. They are brilliant.


Go-to law firm for TV and media work

The relationship with us goes back a long way, and the service HCR provides in the more ‘traditional’ areas such as employment and education remains first-rate. But what has been especially pleasing is the way that, as our ambitions and vision have broadened, so too has HCR’s ability to support us on our journey. Of course I’m thinking in particular about our international plans and discussions – it’s no exaggeration to say that we couldn’t have come as far as we have without your tremendous support, expertise and sage advice. Thanks.


Client An Independent School

Navigating the complexities of B2B relationships requires a lawyer who truly understands the intricacies involved. That’s exactly what I found in Nicolas Groffman. His exceptional skills in contract drafting, negotiation, and cross-border legal advice surpassed my expectations. With meticulous attention to detail and effective communication, he’s the go-to lawyer for any business seeking expert legal advice.


Jamie Kelly, Founder YTherapy

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