Love it or hate it, good lawyers and attorneys come into their own in boom times and in bad.
And we’re certainly going through tough times across the world right now.
When navigating uncharted and stormy waters, personally or professionally, legal frameworks and legal advice can provide clarity and structure.
To help you, your employees, your family and your business, the Mackrell International legal network is still very much open for business.
The beauty of the network is that we are powerfully connected across the globe, both experienced and agile. With 4,500 lawyers and almost 100 law firms in more than 65 countries, we are still working to maintain our vital legal and corporate infrastructure, both internationally and in local markets.
We cover everything from Force Majeure to contract and employment law, to data and privacy and GDPR; we are there when you need financing and investment or restructuring – we cover almost every business sector, even the emerging ones like start-ups, cryptocurrency and cannabis – and we can also advise you with your major personal milestones.
The fact we are a network of high-calibre, medium-sized and independent firms linked by bonds of trust, friendship and mutual understanding, means we adapt quicker than most and we can be strong yet flexible to meet your needs.
The pandemic does not and cannot stop the Mackrell International ‘family’ from connecting.
The bonds that unite us personally, professionally and legally are strong – and we are resourceful, open-minded and flexible (the hallmark of mid-sized, independent law firms staffed with smart, vibrant people).
So for the time being, we’ve moved our meetings online and looked to connect more deeply and more broadly across the world and across the network than ever before.
Whether it’s through our blossoming Next Generation lawyer groups, our increasingly dynamic Practice Groups, our Managing Partner Forums, our collaborations with MGI Worldwide accountants or our vibrant Women’s Group we have something for you…
Our meetings, virtual or face to face, help our MI family to develop connections and friendships that will last, to build insight and mutual support (personally as well as professionally), to share ideas, discuss legal topics, constructively challenge each other and to find international business opportunities.
This has to be one of the best jobs in the world.
My team and I get to help a special group of highly engaging, committed lawyers connect strongly across cultures, sectors and time-zones.
This builds bonds of friendship, trust and mutual respect - so they can help each other, help their clients, help the next generation of lawyers and the wider legal and business community.
We’re a huge and wonderfully diverse legal family, united in our ethics, principles and values. And my team and I get to pull that family together. When we do come together, the energy, the affection, the respect and the humour is almost palpable.
That foundation allows us to go out to our clients and to the wider world and do good business.
For all the challenges, what’s not to love about that?
Keith Heddle, Managing Director Mackrell International