International law firm Taylor Wessing today announces the opening of two representative offices in the USA. The offices, in Palo Alto and New York, will both open in September this year.
Taylor Wessing is a leading firm for M&A and inward investment from the US into Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Combined with a market-leading reputation in IP and technology, Taylor Wessing represents many prominent US companies, ranging from early stage businesses to some of the largest corporations and brands in the world, in particular in the tech, media and communications, life sciences, healthcare and energy sectors.
Taylor Wessing has dedicated US client teams in the world’s major investor capitals and many of our lawyers spend all of their time serving the needs of US businesses looking to expand, organically or through acquisition, into those economies.
The firm will not be practicing US law, but rather using its locations in Palo Alto and New York to support US clients’ international growth.
The lawyers in the Palo Alto office will be Mark Barron, corporate technology, currently based in London; Dr. Kai Westerwelle, technology and data protection, currently based in Frankfurt; and Dennis Tan, corporate technology, currently based in Singapore. They will provide on-the-ground access to the firm’s teams of highly experienced lawyers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mike Turner, a corporate technology partner, will be heading the New York office (splitting his time between New York and London) and will be supported by a team of lawyers from Taylor Wessing’s international network.
Mark Barron comments:
“European expansion has long been a part of the growth strategy for successful US businesses, and now we are seeing a growing triangulation between the US, Europe – notably London, Berlin and Paris – and Singapore for tech innovation and investment in particular, with Singapore attracting an increasing level of US investment, especially from businesses on the West Coast. In addition, US businesses have undertaken considerable investment into the CEE region. As such, our US offices, combined with our long-standing presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, mean we are now perfectly placed to advise US businesses on the best way to approach their international expansion, help them navigate all the practical challenges that presents, and provide the full range of services to enable them to continue to grow once they’re there.”
Dr. Kai Westerwelle comments:
“With the opening of our new representative offices in Palo Alto and New York we fulfil the increasing need of US companies for competent on-site advice with respect to their target markets in Europe, CEE, and Asia. Furthermore, we support international clients in realising their US strategies. Thus, after the successful expansions in Europe and Asia, this step into the USA is another milestone in the internationalisation of Taylor Wessing.”