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Sherrards’ London office hosts Chinese lawyers

On Tuesday 10th September, Sherrards Solicitors were elected by The University of Law to host a group of 22 Chinese Corporate lawyers from Wuxi, a province close to Shanghai.

The Chinese lawyers were all senior; with many with over 20 years’ experience and were on a two week visit to London to learn about UK corporate law.

Sherrards hosted the group at their London office in Pemberton Row and offered a fascinating presentation on life & work in an English law firm as well as a selection of English tea and cakes.

Partner and head of international, dispute resolution & litigation, Paul Marmor acted as compere for the day, alongside Chelsea Zhou who translated the presentation to the guests. Paul introduced each speaker and welcomed the guests to Sherrards.

Alasdair McMillin, Managing Partner of Sherrards explained the firm’s 140+ year old history and the firm’s values.

Partner and head of corporate and commercial, Jean-Paul Da Costa then examined how best to win work in the UK. He examined how cultural differences between China and the UK can often lead to delays in proceedings and how best to mitigate against these risks going forward.

Partner and head of Sherrards’ Brexit desk, Geraldine Fabre examined the ‘Brexit effect’ and how the group could assist their clients with trading with the UK both pre and post Brexit.

Trainee solicitor in the corporate and commercial team, Brett Howell explained what life is really like as a trainee solicitor in the UK and more specifically, at Sherrards. He spoke about the firm’s ethos and how integrating with teammates (be that via lunch-time yoga, social do’s or in meetings) is a vital part of Sherrards’ culture.

Finally, Paul Marmor, then explained Sherrards’ affiliation with The Alliott Group, an international alliance of lawyers and accountants, the International Bar Association and his involvement with it and also, the firm’s recognition by the Department of International Trade’s inbound investment advisory panel. This accolade showcases Sherrards as a ‘go-to’ international firm.

We thank the University of Law for connecting with us on this opportunity.

Chinese lawyers from Wuxi with Sherrards solicitors London