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Our Commerical Group, Why work with Eversheds Sutherland?

Our Commercial lawyers led by Bridgette Wilcox set out what makes Eversheds Sutherland different.

Bridgette Wilcox

Bridgette Wilcox

Partner
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T: +44 292 047 7515

Alexander Niethammer

Partner
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T: +49 89 54 56 53 18

Simon Crossley

Partner
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T: +44 122 344 3850

Transcript

Bridgette Wilcox, Partner
We’ve got dedicated specialist partners often from diverse backgrounds with different legal training or indeed scientists for example in the IP team and they’re supported by a team of lawyers that we train to be commercial and then they can specialise, so they’ve really got an in-depth balanced advice for you.

Alex Neithammer, Partner
We invest a lot of time in face time face to face with the client to simply understand the business of the client because our ultimate goal is to deliver tailored pragmatic advice and we do that, for example, on offering workshops with the business team from the client. We also are very eager to place [insert] with the client because we think this is very strategic to understand also both sides, the client, us and we the client, and I think this is the key differentiate from Eversheds to other law firms, other commercial law firms.

Richard Prowse, Partner
I think people should choose our team for a number of reasons, firstly I think they will enjoy the experience, we’re a nice team to deal with, I think we ensure the clients don’t have any surprises with the way we approach the scoping and the fees, there’s absolute clarity for, usually the in-house lawyer, to make sure that their business clients are completely comfortable with what they have committed to at the outset. You’ll get very high quality advice, you’ll get very pragmatic advice, very commercial advice trying to find solutions to the issues that we face rather than getting lost in the niceties of the legal argument.

Simon Crossley, Partner
I think again, if you think about the past five years and you think about what’s happened in the financial environment, the regulatory environment and so on, what characterises that last five years is flux, change, evolution and the need to move to meet the challenges that those environments produce. So what we’ve done within our commercial team is make sure that our services reflect that change in environment and that’s what innovation means to us.

Alex Neithammer, Partner
What we discovered in particular from an international approach as many jurisdictions are involved, we looked a little bit at what our corporate guys did and I think what we realised is that project management is really key for the success of the project. So we implemented also tools in the contracting group and have dedicated project managers to multi-jurisdictional projects. They’re not necessarily lawyers but they’re trained project managers and I think this is also something where other law firms are not invested so far in the commercial area and in the last couple of projects where we’ve used project managers, it was a real success for the client.

Simon Crossley, Partner
We listen to our clients, we listen to their problems and we provide solutions to those problems, not simply what we want to provide, so if a client comes to us and says I need a compliance project done in 20 countries across Europe, we’ll provide that solution, we’ll use our management consultants, we use an innovative approach to it to deliver what the client needs, so it’s very much about understanding the problem and then delivering a solution to that problem in whatever shape the client needs and I think that requires innovation and flexibility in how we approach things.

Bridgette Wilcox, Partner
One of the things that really makes our international commercial team stand out is we love a challenge. So when we’re working with our clients, we’ve got the resource around the world in many jurisdictions and we’ve got real strength and depth so the bigger our clients’ challenge and the more complex the project, the happier we are to find the right team to deliver alongside you.