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At Farrer & Co, our focus is on private businesses, family businesses, entrepreneurs and private investors.
We understand that successful businesses are run by dynamic and driven individuals and we make the effort to get to know both the individual and the business; the culture, the people and their plans for the future. We strongly believe that we can only provide maximum value to our clients if we have an up to date understanding of our clients' aims and objectives so that we can provide highly commercial advice which anticipates future issues and enables us to work together with our client to help their business succeed.
We are often asked to advise on high value and complex matters and our clients trust us to advise on matters that go to the heart of their business. This can include significant M&A transactions, dealing with business-critical disputes or advising on the applicability of the latest technology and developments in AI and data processing.
Underlying this is our ability to provide quality legal advice in a timely and commercial manner. We have industry leading experts in each of the legal disciplines required by a successful business. Whether this is hiring a new chief executive, developing commercial premises, securing additional funding or undertaking effective tax planning; we work in partnership with our client to help deliver their strategic goals.
In addition to the advice required by the business itself, the owners and executives will often have their own personal issues. We can advise on these issues in tandem with the business issues, creating a holistic outcome for our client.
An international outlook
Our clients often have a global outlook and will either be based overseas looking to make investments into the UK or may be UK based organisations looking to expand in the UK and beyond these shores. We have significant experience acting for such businesses. We provide UK legal advice and together with a bespoke network of lawyers across the globe, provide our clients with high quality and seamless service.
In addition, we act for multinational companies when they require advice on matters of English law.