Firm Continues To Build Its International Links
Irwin Mitchell attended the 2019 First Law International (FLI) Asia-Pacific Annual Conference in Sydney last week as part of its strategy to build closer ties with key independent law firms overseas and to better understand the opportunities in the region for its UK-based clients.
The conference was hosted by Coleman Greig and led by its CEO, Warrick McLean, along with director, Caroline Hutchinson and principal lawyer Peter Stewart.
Senior representatives from FLI members in the following key jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, UK, Germany and Belgium attended the three day event.
Key presentations and discussions at the event focussed on doing business overseas and in Australia, technology and data, business development in an increasingly inter-dependent legal market as well as a look at the business opportunities at Western Sydney International Airport.
Rob Cowling from Irwin Mitchell and a member of the FLI Advisory Board, said:
Expert Opinion“It was a privilege to represent Irwin Mitchell and the FLI Advisory Board at the conference in Sydney.
“It was clear from the presentations and just walking around Sydney that the market in New South Wales is booming right now and added tax incentives are making it more appealing for foreign businesses to invest. The impressive infrastructure development at Western Sydney Airport will significantly add to that and provides us with some interesting conversations to be having with our clients and contacts who are looking to the Asia-Pacific region for future growth.
“Special thanks to the team at Coleman Greig for putting on such a fantastic show and setting the standard for future conferences.”
Rob Cowling - Business Development Manager & Senior Associate
Last month Irwin Mitchell celebrated a successful first 12 months as the official UK member of First Law International (FLI).
Irwin Mitchell joined FLI in October last year as part of its international growth strategy. The national firm replaced Gowlings and Lewis Silken. Lewis Silken previously looked after employment work in the UK on behalf of the network.
Established in 2001, FLI is based in Brussels and is a global network of over 85 independent national law firms, representing over 17,000 lawyers.
Since being appointed, Irwin Mitchell has become a key member of the network - highlighted by its appointment to FLI’s Advisory Board six months after joining.