“2015 was a particularly successful year within TAGLaw for us. We were fortunate enough to collaborate with a number of TAGLaw members on a variety of inbound and outbound matters including SMTP Law (Singapore), Burness Paull (Scotland), Racine (France), Elliot Duffy Garrett (Northern Ireland), Kuits (Manchester, England) and Herrick Feinstein (New York, New York, USA) to name but a few. The types of matters included commercial contracts, defamation, M&A, professional negligence and company incorporation and the clients spanned numerous industries including technology, retail, professional services, manufacturing and finance. In addition, we attended the European and International Conferences giving us the opportunity to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances within the alliance. We look forward to what 2016 has to offer.”
—Ed Butler; LK Shields Solicitors (Ireland)
"In just a few short months since joining TAGLaw, we have had the opportunity to collaborate with several members on inbound and outbound matters. Some of those instances include assisting Kvale (Norway) with the selling of a Czech subsidiary, instructing Spaczyński, Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy S.K.A. (Poland) regarding a European retail leader's entry into the Polish market and coordinating with Vivien Chan (Hong Kong) and Schnader Harrison (Delaware & Pennsylvania, USA) for one of our client's future franchising plans. It was great to meet members we've worked with and many others at our first International Conference and we look forward to future cooperation."
—Jirí Ctibor, Zilvarová Ctibor Hladky v.o.s. (Czech Republic)
"A longstanding client, Cooke Aquaculture, came to us to lead its acquisition of Wanchese Fish Company, one of the world's largest producers of sea scallops. Wanchese has significant operations in Virginia and North Carolina, important scallop fisheries in Argentina, and crucial sales offices in France.
Leading the Cooke legal team on this complex acquisition and related financing, we brought in fellow TAGLaw members Williams Mullen (North Carolina & Virginia, USA), Brons y Salas (Argentina), and Triplet (Lille, France).
The result was a seamless integration of TAGLaw firms working together as a single team. It was essential to be able to bring this expertise to the client and this complex transaction. The high degree of quality of service, professionalism and personal dedication of the lawyers involved was impressive, to us and to our client. This is exactly the way these cross-jurisdiction affiliations are supposed to work. We are proud to be affiliated with TAGLaw and this experience reinforces our commitment to the group."
—David Austin, Eaton Peabody (Maine, USA)
“A long-standing key client of the firm came to us for help in finding legal representation in Gabon. Having found no firms listed on the TAGLaw website, we contacted The Appleton Group Staff. Within minutes, we had a response for the client. The whole process was extremely quick from start to finish, and the client was suitably impressed.”
—Hana Gwyn, Kuits Solicitors (Manchester, England – TAGLaw)
“Having been a member of TAGLaw since 2003, Carter Newell has been privileged and fortunate to collaborate with TAGLaw firms, working alongside industry peers and contacts on a range of successful referrals through 2014. Senior Partner Paul Hopkins and Construction & Engineering Partner Patrick Mead attended the Hong Kong International Conference at which Patrick joined the Litigation & ADR Specialty Group panel session with speakers from Hong Kong, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States to discuss issues clients may face when litigating in different jurisdictions.”