Kidd Rapinet’s reach is global. Each of our offices and departments advises international clients from around the world on aspects of English and European Community law. We can advise on the legal aspects of inward investment into the United Kingdom; from immigration, to starting up or acquiring a UK business, to property investment. We also act on a wide range of transactions, and assist in resolving disputes, which are subject to English law.
Over the last 50 years, Kidd Rapinet has evolved through a series of amalgamations with other firms. Each has brought its own style, personality and – most importantly – people, to help define the unique character of the Kidd Rapinet of today. As from the 3 September 2013 the firm became a limited liability partnership.
Through our extensive network of international contacts, we are also able to provide our UK clients with a legal service that extends beyond national frontiers. As one of the members of the Commercial Law Group, an association of European and international commercial law firms, we are able to take advice on the international aspects of a legal problem from our correspondent firms in the appropriate jurisdictions. Where there are cross-border implications, we will work closely with our fellow lawyers to ensure that our client’s interests are best served.
Kidd Rapinet is a member of the United Kingdom Advisory Network, which is facilitated by invitation of the UK government. UK Trade and Investment, the government department tasked with promoting and developing the UK’s international trade and business, describes the function of the UK Advisory Network as being to provide an accessible route to high quality and trusted professional support for foreign investors setting up in the UK. Kidd Rapinet is therefore delighted to have been invited to join the network.
Overview of international operations and example case studies
Advised French real estate company, Vendome, on the purchase of 75% of a well-known London-based property management firm valued at £27m.
Advised Canadian brokers on UK aspects of a placing of shares in a UK quoted company with their US/Canadian clients.
Advised Indian call centre on recovery of substantial debt due from UK claims management company with insolvency issues.
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For further information about our international services or assistance in finding the specialist lawyer you require, please contact Chris Henniker at our London office.