In the modern legal market, borders should never be barriers. Whether you are UK-based looking to raise your profile overseas, or targeting the UK market from elsewhere, our team has the global experience to put you at the heart of the conversation.

MD Communications has a truly international perspective: owner Melissa Davis sits on the Business Development Working Group of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is a regular attendee, speaker and leader at IBA events. She is also a member of the America Bar Association (ABA) Transnational Legal Practice Committee.

Our global expertise covers Latin America, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe and we are constantly reaching into emerging markets to establish new local links and resources.

Into the UK

• Raise your firm’s profile in the London legal market

• Identify the best UK channels and media for content placement

• Network effectively with our event and introductions advice

• Set up links with key target leads and British journalists

• Advice on legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500) and awards

• Support for roadshow participation and general London networking

Out of the UK

• Establish and build presence in foreign legal markets

• Awareness of key in-country networking events and social networks

• Open channels to your target overseas audience and effective local media

With a combination of strategic support, media profiling, networking and industry insight we can help put your business on the map – wherever you want to drop the pin.

Foreign market entry

Providing strategic support to help you successfully raise your firm’s profile in the foreign legal markets.

London market entry

Providing strategic support to help you successfully raise your firm’s profile in the London legal market.

Media profiling

Identifying the most appropriate channels and types of media in the UK to place your lawyers’ thought-leadership articles.

London networking

Providing awareness of key London networking events and social media networks, arranging meetings with target audiences and networking with journalists.

Overseas networking

Providing awareness of key in-country networking events and social media networks, arranging meetings with target audiences and networking with journalists.

Legal directories

Advising on best practice in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directory submissions to improve your ranking position and commentary on research results.

Events

Supporting your firm’s participation in roadshows and other London networking events.

The MD Communications Lat Am White Paper

In October 2013, MD Communications launched a White Paper posing key questions about Lat Am-UK potential. In particular:

  • While UK plc. has woken up to Lat Am opportunities, could UK LLP be doing more? And
  • Can the UK legal sector do more to assist businesses in Latin American countries to fulfil their economic promise more quickly?

Why was it created?

We started looking at legal sector business opportunities in Latin America for the simple reason that our clients asked us to. These clients had undertaken limited work for Latin American clients, and wanted to know how to turn incidental instructions into a consistent book of business with a business development strategy attached; or they knew what they could achieve for clients, here and in the Americas – but in terms of contacts or insights, they were looking at a blank page.

What’s in it?

Our White Paper identifies the sort of good business deals and partnerships that could and should be realised. We’ve done that, not least, by talking to lawyers from firms of all sizes, who have shown what is possible.

Their example and experience shows that progress here would benefit both UK lawyers and their peers in Latin American law firms.

White paper on UK legal services and Latin America from MD Communications on Vimeo.

Libro Blanco sobre los servicios legales del Reino Unido y Latinoamerica from MD Communications on Vimeo.

Thought leadership on Latin America legal opportunities

In October 2013, in response to demand from clients looking to find legal sector business opportunities in Latin America, we launched a White Paper on the topic. Latin American countries, as emerging markets, offer exciting opportunities for the legal sector, with rapid expansion in many fields such as energy, cross border litigation, wealth management, and foreign direct investment into the UK.

Focused region research

Our White Paper identifies the sort of good business deals and partnerships that could and should be realised. We’ve done that, not least, by talking to lawyers from firms of all sizes, who have shown what is possible. However, this is not the only way that we help UK or Latin American firms who want to grow their business. Our experienced team can help you to build connections with suitable partner firms, organise multi-media PR campaigns and digital content, manage direct stakeholder relationships and help you to navigate your way around the system.

In order to find out more about what we do for UK and Latin American firms and how we can help you, please click on the drop down menu above.

For a confidential discussion about this White Paper & its implications for your firm, please contact Melissa Davis, Managing Director, melissa.davis@mdcomms.co.uk