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Browne Jacobson LLP is a national law firm with a global reach.

We have a long-standing track record of successfully dealing with multi-jurisdictional matters for our clients in sectors ranging from retail to insurance, technology to brands, education to health and covering a broad range of legal services. A clear understanding of international law and practice coupled with strong alliances with law firms across the globe is a key part of the framework of support that we provide our clients in their international activities. We choose the firms that we work with very carefully and on a case by case basis with the particular client needs and requirements in mind – the independent, non-exclusive nature of our networks which have been built up over many years and span all continents, means that our clients always get the right firm to look after their specific needs.

We are also the co-founders of an international network of independent law firms known as Pangea Net. This coupled with our wider connections and relationships has enabled us to oversee the delivery of advice to clients from over 60 jurisdictions in the past 12 months alone.

 

Our services 

Whether you are looking to set up a business, identify and purchase a business, find a suitable agent or distributor, secure suitable real estate investments or to use the UK as part of your personal tax planning, we have expertise and experience in advising on:

Our experience

  • Advising the US SIPA Trustee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard L. Madoff in respect of, and overseeing, his English, European and Commonwealth claims arising from the world’s largest fraud. These claims raise multiple, formerly untested, areas of cross-border insolvency law, involving billions of dollars redemptions and fees paid prior to the collapse of Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme.
  • Advising Bruno Iksil, the so-called ‘London Whale’ in relation to the fraudulent trading of derivatives at the London offices of J.P Morgan in relation to defamation and employment issues and, more generally, in relation to the subsequent investigations by the US Federal Reserve, SEC and the FBI; we also project managed advice from other lawyers and counsel in relation to this matter; the case has now been dropped by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Working closely with Mace, a leading consultancy and construction company, to provide a comprehensive service for the protection and management of their brands portfolio in over 60 territories, this relationship spans some eight year and has required us to action and resolve complex matters across numerous territories to tight timeframes to ensure the brand portfolio remains aligned with the overall strategy of the business.
  • Managing the European patent portfolio for OSI Systems Inc and Rapiscan Systems Limited, the UK subsidiary, and dealing with major patent infringement concerning their detection systems; this goes to the heart of the client’s wider US and global patent and commercial strategy and we are heavily involved with the US in-house legal team and other external advisers.
  • Defending a high court claim for US$330m brought against Golder Associates by the owner of a hydroelectric power station in Panama following the collapse of a tunnel which closed the plant; the claim was brought under Panamanian law but also involved legal issues in Columbia, Spain, Sweden and the UK as well as a mediation in Miami.
  • Advising PZ Cussons Beauty LLP on all of its domestic and international distribution arrangements for several of its key brands including St Tropez, Sanctuary Spa, Fudge Professional, and Charles Worthington.
  • Advising a German manufacturer of industrial air compressors on its agreement to appoint UK distributors / dealers on a non-exclusive basis, and on the terms of its end-user warranty. This included advice on the complex competition law considerations associated with various warranty conditions.







what our clients say....



I’m very happy with the service from Browne Jacobson. Declan Cushley and his team do a great job and their work is appreciated by my fellow directors.

Amy Chapman - Group Legal Director, Mace Limited

what the directories say...



Hugely experienced in M&A transactions and private equity work, especially those involving the retail, healthcare and public sectors, and including those with a cross-border element.

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