We are global
We know that the market for legal services is global as well as local, which is why we have offices in Brussels, London and San Francisco. We recognise Ireland’s role as a gateway for many businesses seeking to expand into Europe, or from the Middle and Far East into the US market.
Working with us means you can quickly access a global network. Philip Lee is the only Irish member of Multilaw. With 9000 lawyers and a combined turnover of $5bn, Multilaw is ranked by Chambers Global as an ‘Elite’ international network of law firms. Through our active working relationships with many firms in that network our clients have direct access to an impressive breadth of legal, policy and business resources. Those resources allow us to avail of ‘lessons learned’ from other jurisdictions, thereby saving our clients costs and avoiding risks. This provides considerable value-add for our clients, including the reassurance of international best practice and benchmarking. Both as an active member of Multilaw and through our relationships with many other law firms around the world we continue to expand our reach and range of expertise.
Our office in Dublin is enhanced by offices in Brussels set up in 2006, San Francisco in 2012, and our London office set up in 2018. This growth reflects the firm’s strengths in EU and international trade, intellectual property, information technology and foreign direct investment. We are one of the fastest growing firms in Dublin.
Our Brussels office
We are different from other Irish law firms because we have a permanent European presence and close contacts with key EU officials. Our specialist EU and international trade law office was set up in Brussels in 2006. The Brussels office is active in the field of state aid as well as in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases, and represents EU clients in the steel and iron sectors in trade defence cases before the EU institutions.
Our London Office
In 2018 we made a strategic decision to open a London office to offer a wider range of services, build closer relationships and to address the changing landscape in light of Brexit. The office focuses on advising organisations, from a range of sectors, on corporate transactional matters, including private equity, venture capital investments, M&A and general advisory services. Corporate partner Andrew Tzialli heads up our London office.
Our San Francisco office
The firm’s San Francisco office has the resources to provide on-the-spot advice to companies investing in and expanding to the US, or on foreign direct investment in Europe.
In recognition of the strong growth in the firm in the areas of life sciences and technology, we are one of the first Irish law firms to have a US presence on the west coast. Our office in San Francisco provides on-the-spot advice if your company is investing in and expanding to the US, or if you need advice on foreign direct investment in Europe.