Birketts’ International Team offers a range of services to clients based in the UK with non-UK assets and interests, and to those based or resident outside the UK with financial or business interests in the UK.


Birketts’ International Team offers a full range of services to businesses and individuals, based both in the UK and abroad, with cross-border assets and interests.

We have a history of successfully advising clients on complex and high value matters, giving advice that is always clear, relevant and sympathetic to local cultural environments.

Our lawyers have wide experience, many of them having worked in London and with international law firms, offering extra insights that can be of great value to our clients.


Fundamental to our international delivery are our long-term relationships with trusted legal colleagues across the globe. This allows us to be able to meet all of our clients’ legal needs by providing fully integrated local expertise within a global context. 

International litigation and dispute resolution

Our commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice of over 35 lawyers advises on complex, high value disputes for UK and international clients in all major jurisdictions. We can call upon an extensive international network of professional advisers and are familiar with leading arbitral institutions and procedures. We have a strong ethos of achieving commercially sound outcomes, ensuring minimum disruption to your business. 

Other international services

We also offer specialist legal services, including:

  • international shipping and trade disputes
  • international trade marks registrations and portfolio maintenance
  • company secretarial services for newly established companies in England and Wales
  • notarial services for private and corporate clients
  • advice on UK tax issues arising from international transactions or dealing in assets held outside the UK.

Complementary services

We have relationships with other UK advisers whose complementary services are regularly required – accountants, land agents, banks and inward investment specialists.

Through our membership of IAG Global, we are able to offer our clients access to a network of English speaking lawyers, accountants and tax advisors at independent practices around the world.