Monday, 5 March 2007

Italian Job for County Lawyer

A Telford solicitor put his business development skills to the test as part of an international networking conference in Rome.

Graham Davies, Senior Partner at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, of The Foundry, in Euston Way, represented the firm at the latest meeting of the Integrated Advisory Group, IAG International.

“We are one of the founders of the organisation, which now has members from more than 70 firms across the world,” said Graham.

“It is made up of lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, and other professionals from across Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East.”

At the conference in Rome, Graham was asked to join a committee to organise an exhibition stand to promote IAG at a business forum in Rotterdam later this year.

“We are constantly looking at ways of attracting international business, as IAG has members all over the world who can offer invaluable advice to an increasingly wide range of clients.

“Thanks to my experience of working on business development strategies and long-term marketing plans for Martin-Kaye Solicitors, I was able to share my knowledge with other members of the committee, and we’re planning a really high profile presence at the Rotterdam show.”

Graham said at the latest meeting, two new members of IAG were introduced, from Mumbai and Argentina.

“Members are personally invited to join IAG, and we work very hard to select key firms from emerging markets across the world in order to build up the group and its networking opportunities.

“Martin-Kaye’s involvement with IAG has proved invaluable in helping us to attract clients here at home who are keen to develop their services overseas, as we are able to call on the expertise of other IAG members if we need specific advice.

“This has helped us to handle many cases where businesses want to set up all or part of their firm overseas, or where they need to become involved in cross border transactions.”

IAG International meets regularly to give members the opportunity to network with colleagues from other countries, to build strong international partnerships, and to develop business opportunities.