The cross-border legal teams at Stone King LLP work with a carefully selected network of preferred specialist foreign lawyers who share our purpose and core values.

We provide coordinated, cost effective, global advice in almost every jurisdiction of the world to:

  • Charities; Social Enterprises and Businesses
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Other law firms (consultancy service)
  • Individuals

We assist clients with and provide advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters in a wide range of areas, including:

The legacy team brings together experts in specialist disciplines from across the firm to maximise benefit and minimise UK and foreign tax for: charities, schools, colleges, universities, faith organisations and social enterprises. Particular expertise is available in the following areas:

Key team members work together to solve client problems where more than one discipline is required. So, for example, the International and Cross-Border team work with the Dispute Resolution team to help clients resolve disputes in common-law, civil law and religious law jurisdictions.

Help is available to those with mental capacity problems including advice on:

Stone King’s charity governance team is one of the largest and most respected in the UK. As well as providing extensive domestic advice, in a cross-border context the team advises on:

Our cross-border dispute resolution team help a wide variety of clients across a broad swathe of international and cross-border work including:

  • Cross-border legacy disputes for charities and individuals
  • Cross-border settlement agreements
  • Enforcement of UK orders abroad and foreign orders in the UK
  • Cross-border commercial disputes

Global mobility is making family law increasingly complex, which is why it is so important to seek advice from Stone King LLP’s specialists on:

Our Real Estate Group, comprised of Commercial Property, Business Property and Private Client Property Teams, act for international clients investing in commercial and residential real estate in England and Wales.  Areas of expertise include:

  • Advising clients on structuring of acquisition – enveloping in a corporate or joint venture entities, or in individual names
  • Representing clients with complex offshore financing
  • All manner of Real Estate transactions:  sales, purchases, remortgaging including portfolio work for international clients, clearly advising on the English and Welsh real estate process with in the round advice from our International Cross Border Team on tax and future planning implications of real estate ownership in England and Wales
  • Dealings with legacy real estate for charities and individuals

Our International Cross Border Team advises clients on the acquisition of residential real estate in other countries.

Stone King’s criminal law team is able to protect you with a wide range of cross-border services including those involving:

  • Bribery
  • Fraud
  • Interpol
  • Money laundering
  • Sudden death inquests
  • Extradition
  • International disclosure of criminal records
  • British nationals arrested in foreign jurisdiction 
  • Foreign nationals arrested in the United Kingdom

Contentious and non-contentious cross-border advice is available on trade mark and design registration, through our specialist lawyers with assistance where necessary from a network of overseas lawyers, for countries falling inside and outside the Madrid Protocol and Hague Agreement, including:

  • Advice on registrability of trade marks and designs
  • Advice on the goods and services to be covered by the trade mark
  • Drafting of the specification of goods and services
  • On-line identical mark clearance searches in the UK and the EU
  • Preparation and filing of trade mark and design applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  • Prosecution of trade mark applications and defence of oppositions
  • Enforcement of trade marks and design rights

Our specialist immigration team works with various types of organisations and individuals on all types of UK immigration matters. Our services include:

As well as providing ad hoc support and one-off consultations, the team also offer a wide variety of training and resources including:

  • Bespoke in-person and virtual compliance audits
  • Right to work check training
  • Webinars and articles
  • Sponsorship compliance training

We provide notarial services to clients on cross-border transactions and other matters.

Stone King’s Corporate and Commercial team are members have advised many overseas clients, whether companies or individuals, in relation to their business interests in the UK. They are members of the UIA (Union International des Avocats) and have fluent Spanish and French speakers. They provide a broad range of services ranging from advice on the types of structure overseas clients can use to establish a presence in the UK to cross-border mergers & acquisitions and much more, including:

  • Incorporating companies or partnerships in the UK and providing company secretarial services.
  • Advising overseas investors on equity investments in UK businesses
  • International joint ventures and collaborations
  • Corporate governance
  • Acquisition and disposals of businesses
  • Undertaking due diligence over UK businesses or UK subsidiaries of international companies
  • Terms of trade 

The law and practice referred to in this article or webinar has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.