Law firm Bond Dickinson has formed partnership with German counterparts Redeker Sellner Dahs to deliver services in Germany.
The national firm, which operates a Newcastle office, has formed an agreement with the German firm which employs 90 lawyers across offices in Germany, Belgium and London.
The move is the first of its kind for Bond Dickinson is designed to support clients with UK and German interests. It will give Bond Dickinson lawyers, paralegals and trainees chance to take secondments within Redeker Sellner Dahs’ business.
Jonathan Blair, managing partner at Bond Dickinson, said: “This strategic alliance demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our clients have access to the best service internationally.
“We believe our clients can best be served by strong firms with an excellent reputation in their own jurisdictions. Our two firms have similar cultures in addition to deep sector knowledge and technical expertise which clients find invaluable. We have already seen how well this alliance can work and we look forward to working together.”
Dr Peter-Andreas Brand, of Redeker Sellner Dahs, added: “The continued growth of the global trade activity has given legal providers an increased focus on international services including international transactions and cross border litigation.
“The synergies between our two multi-disciplinary law firms will ensure an exceptional client experience across both jurisdictions. At the same time, our international business development will be supported with joint initiatives targeted at specific sectors, including networking events and seminars.”
Three senior partners from each firm will form a management group to steer the partnership.
Last month Mr Blair told The Journal Bond Dickinson was on course to deliver growth following a period of integration which allowed for the merging of the two legacy firms - Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce.
Mr Blair identified real estate as an opportunity for the firm, following a period of sector instability which had seen fewer lawyers qualify in the specialist area.