Experienced in international legal work

A significant amount of Royds Withy King’s work is international. We regularly work for both private individuals and businesses in Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East, India and South Asia and Australasia. There are specialists at Royds Withy King serving clients in global sectors as diverse as international airlines, banks and media/creative companies.

The firm has, in particular, built up dedicated teams working on the Middle East and Indian markets and is a member of the leading international lawyer network Interleges. The firm’s international work covers:

  • Inward investment
  • Dispute resolution and arbritation
  • Offshore and personal tax-planning for ex-pats and non-UK nationals.

Whilst we act for companies, Government organisations and charitable trusts in all areas of commerce and industry, Royds Withy King has particular expertise and experience in the following international market sectors:

  • Airlines and transports
  • Banking
  • Jewellery and luxury goods
  • Media and publishing
  • Retail
  • And more.


Royds Withy King acts for a number of public and private sector businesses in India including the Bank of India, the Indian Ocean International Bank and the State Bank of India. Please see our banking sector information. We were also recently appointed to manage the UK legal portfolio – spanning commercial, employment, real estate and litigation advice – for Air India.

Middle East

Royds Withy King has forged varied and unique relationships with major players in the United Arab Emirates and has been involved in a number of initiatives in conjunction with Trench and Associates, the Interleges member firm in Dubai.

The demand for expert corporate and property advice to UAE companies with international interests and private client services to UAE resident expats is huge. Provision of such advice through the axis of a City of London firm and UAE based lawyers is proving a more attractive option to many UAE clients than looking to the satellite offices of UK law firms.

Royds has close links with the offshore banking industry and has provided a speaker at a number of financial/taxation seminars in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at the invitation of the offshore arm of HSBC.

Royds Withy King has worked closely with EBSM the Interleges member in Qatar and has specific expertise in working for Qatari clients with investments in London requiring assistance on joint venture property developments and the associated corporate and personal tax implications.

Part of the Interleges network

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Interleges was created in 1989 as one of the first international legal networks. It is an association of independent law firms and today has over 20 members across the world in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Its management committee is chaired by John North and comprises representatives from Switzerland, Ireland, Lebanon, Italy, Germany and France.

Please contact John North for further information.


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