You are the company you keep.
At Mishcon de Reya we take this proverb at its word.
We are a law firm for the world of business; a world in which community is key. Our memberships, partnerships and associations are chosen with care, and our selectiveness ensures we are connected to the right people and have access to the best and most up-to-date knowledge. The list below shows a wide range of interests, chosen to reflect the diverse considerations of our clients. Whether these are entrepreneurial start-ups or established companies and individuals, these partnerships ensure they have the opportunity to meet the right people and to enjoy unique benefits. To find out more, see below.
Legalink is a non-exclusive invitation-only international network of top-tier independent law firms practicing in the world's financial and commercial centres. As a member, we are able to receive business from and refer business to other leading firms around the world.
London Chamber of Commerce
Mishcon de Reya is one of the Patron Members of the London Chamber of Commerce (others include HSBC and UPS). Of these, we are the sole representative of the legal sector, and are in a unique position in terms of networking opportunities and thought leadership. The London Chamber of Commerce is developing research-based policy ideas in the hope they will be taken up both by local and national government, and the Firm's expertise is key in shaping these initiatives. It goes without saying this is incredibly valuable in terms of our clients with business interests in London.
The Finance Lab is an innovative project which rethinks the financial system and aims to create a new, more robust and sustainable model for the future. Founded by WWF-UK, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Reos Partners, Mishcon de Reya was one of 36 members to be selected and the only law firm involved in this visionary project.
Smarta.com is a business support and advice network for start-ups, small business owners and entrepreneurs. The website hosts a number of forums and opportunities to ask technical questions of experienced businesspeople. Mishcon de Reya is Smarta's official legal partner of choice (other partners include RBS and Vodafone), and offers free advice to legal questions posed on the site. Our relationship with Smarta is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting entrepreneurs.
The YES Network is the only network set up to address the needs of young entrepreneurs under the age of 35. It provides a ‘hub’ where they can meet up, make new connections and be inspired to develop themselves and their businesses. Mishcon de Reya supports the YES Network, providing a venue for their meetings as well as involving young solicitors in advising the entrepreneurs on their businesses.
Quintessentially is the world’s leading private members’ club with a global concierge service. Membership provides unlimited access to an unrivalled package of privileges, preferential rates and bespoke services, saving members both time and money. As a privileged member, the Firm is able to leverage these considerable benefits for our key high net worth clients.
Walpole is a non-profit-making organisation that furthers the interests of the British luxury industry by harnessing the knowledge, experience and resources of the membership. Our association with Walpole grants us access to, and the ability to form relationships with, the most prestigious brands in the UK today. These cross a wide range of sectors and include Burberry, Harper's Bazaar and Sotheby's. Mishcon de Reya supports Walpole's Brands of Tomorrow, a bespoke mentorship and coaching programme, which helps aspiring British luxury brands fulfil their potential. We also sponsor the Walpole Awards for Excellence.
International Fraud Group
Mishcon created the International Fraud Group, previously named the Fraud Network, in 1997 at the specific request of one of the firm's key banking clients in order to create a network of international injunctive specialists in jurisdictions that were often used by fraudsters to conceal assets. Today, the IFG is a handpicked group of specialist fraud lawyers across 14 countries focused on securing injunctions, asset recovery and trust busting remedies in key offshore jurisdictions.
Mishcon's Women's Forum
Mishcon de Reya has long been committed to ensuring and promoting equality and diversity. As part of this ongoing commitment, our Women’s Forum, founded in 2005, provides senior businesswomen with the ability to network with likeminded peers. Our series of events promote learning in general business context as well as the opportunity to discuss issues from a gender related perspective.
The membership is highly diverse, reflecting our varied client and contact base, and is open to both high flying and up and coming businesswomen.
Click here to enquire about membership or to suggest a topic for discussion.
Women of the Future
The Women of the Future Network is an exclusive network of high-achieving and high-potential UK businesswomen. It enables this remarkable community to come together regularly, share experiences, inspire one another and build business relationships. We are delighted to be involved in the Ambassadors Programme and sponsoring the Women of the Future Awards until 2015.