Who Uses Multilaw?

From major multinational corporations listed on the world’s most important stock exchanges to private individuals.

These examples demonstrate how the Multilaw network can add significant value to clients whether it is supporting global expansion, overcoming business challenges or helping to drive innovation.

Helping Acumed go global

US member firm Polsinelli has supported their client Acumed, a medical device manufacturer, with expanding their operations and product distribution across the world. The client has so far engaged 14 Multilaw firms across EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas regions for matters ranging from IP protection, licensing and distribution agreements and employment law during its business expansion over the last 12 months. The other countries involved to date are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Working with Kärcher in more than 30 jurisdictions

Member firm Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, in Germany, has a long standing relationship with one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cleaning equipment, Kärcher. Over more than a decade, Karcher has regularly engaged Multilaw firms across various practice areas in over 30 jurisdictions, often initiating meetings with new member firms upon admission.

"When selecting a law firm outside Germany my first choice is Multilaw. Excellent quality for a fair price."

Horst Teller
Vice President General Legal Counsel
Kärcher

Global employment services for Games Workshop

Games Workshop, the global games and miniatures manufacturer and retailer with a yearly turnover in excess of £100 million needed help with the provision of employment and immigration legal services in all of the countries in which they operate. They contacted UK member firm Shakespeare Martineau who were able to quickly put together a proposal covering all of the jurisdictions required.

The proposal was successful against some stiff competition. The client was impressed by the combination of the UK firm providing the central key account management, the breadth of the Multilaw presence across the world and the capabilities of the network to provide a seamless service. The work is now being rolled out to 17 countries with expansion into other areas likely.

Twenty years serving Convergys Corporation

US member firm Frost Brown Todd has represented Convergys Corporation since its spin-off from Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company over 20 years ago.

Convergys now operates in more than 150 communities in 33 countries, and employs over 130,000 staff who deal in almost 60 languages. Over the years, more than 20 Multilaw firms have assisted the client expand globally, establish operations, deal with local issues, manage employment matters properly and address the complicated world of global data and customer care for large companies that engage with it.

Delivering worldwide service in 20 jurisdictions to publicly-listed agroscience client

Fast growing agroscience company AgroFresh approached US member firm Duane Morris for assistance with annual corporate maintenance and compliance processes for subsidiaries in 20 countries.

Duane Morris submitted a unified global proposal to the client in less than a week covering all of the needed countries and services and each of the Multilaw firms in the proposal was retained. The speed of response to the client’s request for proposal has been matched by the assistance and responsiveness of the various Multilaw member firms being used. As a result, the relationship with AgroFresh has grown to include additional work for member firms ranging from regulatory compliance to commercial contracts to employment law and litigation. As AgroFresh’s needs evolve, Multilaw firms stand at the ready to continue to be part of their team.

Offering strategic advice to FinTech startup on where to expand

German member firm Schalast has assisted their client, Frankfurt based Clark Germany GmbH, on their planned overseas expansion. Clark is a FinTech company operating as a digital Insurance Broker (InsurTech) and is the only startup from Germany on Bloomberg’s 2017 global list of 50 Most Promising Startups. The client asked Schalast to draw on the Multilaw network in order to assess different target jurisdictions and to decide in which countries new business and market entry may be favorable and profitable for the company. Following the research, Clark is now working with Multilaw firms to roll out operations in the UK and The Netherlands. They are also now exploring options in the US.

Assisting one of the largest global home furnishing retailers in expanding across five continents

Over the past eight years, US member firm Gray Plant Mooty, has assisted one of the largest global home furnishing retailers in expanding into countries on five different continents. Involving over 12 Multilaw firms to provide guidance with those expansion efforts over the past two years, the assistance has included such varied guidance as trademark review, franchising, licensing, general contract and distribution matters.

One stop solution in Europe
for automotive client

UK member firm Penningtons Manches LLP has been advising a client in the automotive sector on consumer law issues, and has co-ordinated advice across several European jurisdictions to provide a cohesive one-stop solution to the client on tight timelines and a single negotiated budget. Multilaw European firms involved responded swiftly to enable the client’s needs to be met.

The client commented that using a law firm network in this way was of tremendous benefit to them, enabling them to discuss complex commercial points with one point of contact only, but achieve a multi-jurisdictional solution, due to the clear lines of communication between Multilaw firms.

Contact us

For more information and to find out how we can assist you, please contact
Caroline Kerr-Martin
Multilaw Marketing & Business Development Manager
E: caroline.kerr-martin@multilaw.com
T: +44 20 7726 2211