Commercial Law Group (CLG) in action

by Sarah Walker on February 16, 2019

We are early members of Commercial Law Group (CLG) – a network of over 400 lawyers that help clients with commercial and family law services anywhere in Europe, USA and South Africa.

We meet every 6 months and have great working relationships.  Together we advise clients around the world on aspects of English, European and Community Law.  Examples of our many collaborations include:-

A Canadian client acquiring a franchise business with branches in various EU countries

Kidd Rapinet worked with lawyers in the relevant countries, particularly in France, the Netherlands and Belgium, to provide advice on the legal agreements and litigation arising out of some of those agreements. The client then purchased shares in a Dutch distributor and Belgium and Spanish manufacturers; we acted alongside EU lawyers on the acquisitions and subsequent disposals and on setting up the corporate holding structure.

A UK company acquiring a company in Germany and then relocating its HQ to Germany.

A UK company setting up a trading subsidiary in the Netherlands to ensure it could trade freely within the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

Sale of a property in Italy as part of a divorce settlement

In each case we worked with relevant local lawyers in each European country to deliver a swift resolution for our clients.