International

Globally connected

At Harper Macleod, we have a considerable international practice and work both with domestic clients who are doing business across the globe, and with clients based outside Scotland and the UK who require legal representation here.

In the past three years alone we have acted in more than 900 matters involving work in 70 international jurisdictions.

Scottish legal know-how is renowned worldwide and there is increasing demand for our services, with many of our lawyers engaged in international work.

The depth of our experience is supplemented with the strength of our extensive network of foreign counterpart relations, with the result that we can assist clients with their international needs quickly and effectively. Over the years we have developed a network of specialist firms in lead markets around the world, which enables us to make the right connections for our clients while still allowing us oversight of their projects if required.

Our international desks (see full list below) provide a dedicated service to companies wishing to enter the UK market, or to UK and other international clients looking to expands into those countries. We carry out a full range or work internationally and our teams are able to handle any matters you may have.

Cross-border collaboration

As one of Scotland’s leading independent law firms, we regularly work collaboratively with firms from other jurisdictions. 

Harper Macleod is a full-service firm, ideally positioned to work with law firms outside Scotland requiring assistance in relation to Scots law.

Many traditional Scottish firms have joined forces with international firms. Harper Macleod, renowned as a Scottish firm has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Lerwick and Thurso, but none outside the Scottish jurisdiction. 

At Harper Macleod we have consistently grown our share of the Scottish legal market while working closely with leading UK and International law firms in relation to Scots law matters. As a result, we are the firm of choice for many leading law firms, providing high-quality, high-value support and advice on a wide range of issues including:

  • Handling the Scottish elements of multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Using Scots law to create innovative and effective solutions
  • Overcoming unique challenges relating to Scots law

View our Doing Business in Scotland Guides

Come and meet us - international events

Our team regularly attends international events and conferences. Check out our list of upcoming events to see if we'd be able to catch up.

You can find the details of Partners Gordon Hollerin Head of International & Anne Macdonald Business Development following information on our international desks.

International desks

  • Denmark

    We have extensive experience working in Denmark for our clients.

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  • France

    We have extensive experience working in France for our clients.

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  • Germany

    We have extensive experience working in Germany for our clients.

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  • Ireland

    We have extensive experience working in Ireland for our clients.

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  • Italy

    We have extensive experience working in Italy for our clients.

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  • Latvia

    We have extensive experience working in Latvia for our clients.

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  • Lithuania

    We have extensive experience working in Lithuania for our clients.

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  • Norway

    We have extensive experience working in Norway for our clients.

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  • Russia

    We have extensive experience working in Russia for our clients.

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