International law firm Taylor Wessing has confirmed the opening of its office in Liverpool, bringing its number of offices to 33 in 19 jurisdictions.
The office is located in the city centre and will provide flexible space before long-term requirements are finalised in 2019.
As reported early in October, Partner Saleem Fazal, will head the Liverpool office, with initial priorities including developing the new operations while leading recruitment and onboarding of new colleagues.
Managing partner Shane Gleghorn commented: “Opening our Liverpool office provides us with greater opportunities to support our clients by continuing to deliver excellent legal services. The new office enables us to develop our people, our resources and our technology in a manner that meets our clients’ needs and ensures continued growth.”
Partner and head of Liverpool , Saleem Fazal also said: “Since we announced our intention to open in Liverpool, we’ve had such a positive response from our clients, the people of Liverpool and from candidates applying for the roles that we’ve created in the city.
“A huge amount of work by many colleagues across the firm has gone into this launch and it’s been a fantastic collective effort to get the office up and running so quickly. We’re really excited to finally open the doors and using the impressive talent that’s joined us in the region to drive the opportunities for clients across our international network.”
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, who is overseeing an unprecedented investment boom in the city, commented: “It is fantastic to welcome Taylor Wessing, a successful and expanding international firm to Liverpool – their opening is a real red letter day for the city.
“The firm’s decision to locate here, like the Royal College of Physicians and many other prestigious organisations, further underlines the private sector’s growing confidence to invest in our city.”