Addleshaw Goddard LLP is a premium international business law firm offering a full range of legal services. We have over 1,100 lawyers operating from 12 locations around the world.
Our approach combines a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses with specialist expertise, straight-talking advice and a collaborative team culture. We deliver what our clients want, wherever they need it, and pride ourselves on providing a service that is high quality, focused and relevant.
We have a presence throughout the United Kingdom, with offices in London, Leeds and Manchester, as well as three locations in Scotland – Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow – following our merger with HBJ Gateley in June 2017. We also have a strong international offering, with offices across the Gulf region in Dubai, Oman and Qatar, as well as in Hong Kong and Singapore. We have a strategic alliance with Hashidate Law Office in Tokyo. In June 2019, we opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany, our first office in continental Europe. In places where we don’t have a local presence, we work seamlessly and in close collaboration with our preferred partner firms to deliver an international capability whenever and wherever required.
Our corporate crime and regulatory investigations practice includes dedicated specialist lawyers handling all aspects of international trade compliance matters. We have significant expertise advising FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies as well as other multinationals and SMEs in relation to EU and UK sanctions measures, export controls and supply chain compliance issues. We act as the go-to contact point for a number of UK companies on operational trade compliance issues and support our clients in relation to regulatory investigations, enforcement actions and related litigation. In 2019, we were recognised by The Legal 500 as the UK’s leading dispute resolution firm.
We regularly work with leading specialist trade compliance law firms in other jurisdictions to advise on multijurisdictional trade compliance matters, and are often called upon to advise US law firms and companies on EU and UK sanctions issues.
We are the UK representative of the Association of Trade and Investment Controls and Compliance Attorneys (AT+ICA), an independent network of leading trade compliance lawyers in Europe.
Our international trade capabilities include the following: