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PPA Breakfast Seminar: Growth Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities for US Firms – 10th April 2019, 8.30 – 10.00am

As the UK and EU27 grapple with the complexities of implementing Brexit, many US firms with offices in Europe are reassessing their future growth strategy in the region; whether through further organic expansion, lateral hiring or even a European merger.

Please join the Professional Practices Alliance for this breakfast panel of leading experts in partnership law and tax and international law firm management to discuss the growth strategies, challenges and opportunities for US law firms. While the session will primarily focus on US firms, many of the issues are relevant to the growth strategies of all professional firms, and those from non-US firms are encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019
Location: Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, 15th Floor, Milton House, Milton Street, London EC2Y 9BH (map)
Registration and breakfast: from 8.00am
Session duration: 8.30 – 10.00am

This interactive session will cover a wide range of issues relating to the establishment and growth of US firms in the UK and Europe, including:

  • Strategies for growth; whether organic, ‘buy and build’ or mergers;
  • Lateral recruitment strategies in the UK market and retention issues;
  • Trans-Atlantic merger and combination opportunities;
  • Challenges of implementing lateral hires, mergers and combinations, including regulatory hurdles and restrictive covenants;
  • Challenges and opportunities of Brexit

The panel are eager to engage in a collaborative session, so please do reach out and let the Chair know if there are further, specific issues that you would like the panel to address. Click here to register.

Chair: Zulon Begum, CM Murray LLP – Zulon Begum is a partner at CM Murray LLP who specialises in partnership and corporate law. She advises professional services firms on M&A, structuring and non-contentious partnership matters. Zulon also advises US and international law firms on establishing and structuring regulated law firms in London as well as their European and international structures.


Tony Williams, Jomati Consultants – Tony Williams is the Principal of Jomati Consultants. Jomati Consultants advises law firms on a range of strategic, management and operational issues. Tony has advised many US firms on their development in London including by reference to key practice areas and/or client type. He has initiated and advised on many transatlantic and other law firm mergers and on issues surrounding lateral hires of teams and individuals.

Todd Young, Hinshaw & Culberston LLP – Todd Young is a corporate transactions attorney in the Chicago office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. His practice includes a focus on advising law firms on governance and transactional matters.

Struan Mackenzie, Buzzacott LLP – Struan Mackenzie is a partner at Buzzacott LLP. Buzzacott advises law firms on financing, tax compliance and all accounting aspects of practice management. Struan has advised lawyers from US firms on the personal tax aspects of moving in and out of the UK and partners being taxed on profits from US partnerships while paying tax in the foreign country location.

Click here to register for this event.