We actively support and accompany you when you conduct business abroad. We assist with M&A deals, joint ventures or other commercial arrangements. Our service also covers litigation, arbitration, administrative and award procedures or other cross-border projects relating to different jurisdictions. We can assist you in finding the most suitable foreign law firm and in sorting out the basis of their engagement including their hourly rates and service levels, achieve transparency in the billing arrangements, exercise control over the costs as matters proceed, and work to avoid any potential misunderstandings.
We handle the communication with the foreign law firm as well as any public authorities which are involved to help your management team or your in-house legal team to focus on the commercial and strategic aspects of the matter. We understand the constraints on your time, and that your teams are busy with other matters, so by bridging short term capacity issues, and helping with the day-to-day communication with the foreign lawyers we can improve your efficiency and effectiveness. In this context we also coordinate and merge the different inputs of internal and external parties and, where necessary, take care of any translation work.
Scope of our legal project management service:
Typically, our role includes the following areas
1. Finding the suitable foreign law firm
2. Retainer, hourly rates and cost controls
3. Communication, supporting management and in-house legal teams
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