The concentration of our expertise in the heart of the United Kingdom and readily accessible to all parts of the UK and Europe, directly benefits both our US and international clients. We are completely focused on maintaining and developing a centre of excellence, which delivers a consistent and co-coordinated service to our clients, wherever they are located or wherever their business requirements are to be met. As a result of our single city strategy we have built up a significant legal resource offering a broad range of high quality legal services both in the UK and elsewhere to an increasing number of national and international clients.
For example we advised NASDAQ listed EZCorp, Inc. to significantly expand its online consumer lending strategy in the UK through the acquisition of “Cash Genie”, a leading provider on the significant expansion of its online loans in the UK.
“Walker Morris is an impressive firm. We can’t convey enough what a great job the Walker Morris team did on this project” – EZCorp, Inc.
We have a significant network of international correspondent law firms in those overseas legal jurisdictions where we believe our US clients have most commercial interests. Although these cross border relationships are not encased in a formal structure, they are nevertheless strong and focused on delivering the same high quality of legal services. Our common philosophy is to ensure that the client is at all times provided with access to the right legal expertise for the issue at hand, rather than to fit the client’s requirements into our network’s own skill set. For example we acted for a US based company alongside its US lawyers in injunctive action and a damages claim against a former employee where the interaction of US State law and English law was pivotal to the success of the action.
Our approach has found favour with a number of US clients who appreciate our knowledge of the legal market place in the European jurisdictions in which they wish to do business. Indeed as a consequence, a number of US household name corporations have appointed us, on an exclusive basis, to manage all of their European law requirements as their European counsel. Using our international project management experience as well as contacts in our network of overseas law firms, we led the legal advice required to enable our client – a US quoted company – to complete successfully the acquisition of a UK headquartered group of companies with operations is China, Singapore, United States, France and Holland.
“The team at Walker Morris ‘understands the value of client relationships’, and is noted for the ‘quality of its work’” – Legal 500