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As the country with the world’s largest economy, the United States offers some of the best business opportunities in the world.  Our US Team can help when expanding into US markets, transacting with US businesses or selling to a US buyer. We provide expertise in navigating the complex US legal environment and market knowledge of the US market, working locally to support clients globally in corporate and commercial transactions. Our experience ranges from advising technology start-ups and other entrepreneurial businesses to supporting in-house legal teams on US matters and advising on larger international transactions.

Some of the firms we have assisted in the US include:

  • Humio - $9m US investment from Accel
  • CurrentHealth – Expansion into US, with funding $11.5m Series A by MMC, L&G, SIB & Par Equity
  • UWI Technology - Series A funding from US investors, Aero-Den and SIB
  • Chilli Connect Limited - acquisition by Unity Technologies
  • Qikserve Limited – acquisition of Preoday Limited
  • Life Sciences Client - $1m investment by US Trade Investor
  • Sale of UK engineering business to a US trade buyer
  • Sale of entire issued share capital of software company to a US trade buyer
  • Sale of entire issued share capital of Phoenix Broadband to US acquirer, Yardi Systems;

The US is a pro-business environment with a large potential consumer base and business support services. This provides great opportunities and options for UK businesses and can facilitate start-ups established businesses and growing quickly from day one. On the other hand, the US is also a rigid, highly regulated and litigious environment. While the business and legal words are broadly similar to the UK, there are many important differences and potential pitfalls.

One of the factors which contributes to the highly regulated environment is that US law is made at several levels, principally at federal and state levels, but also at local city and county levels – municipalities may have their own sets of rules and regulations applicable to particular local areas and issues. Each of the 50 US states has its own law and, while uniform laws have been adopted by many states, each state’s law is distinct. While the business set-up process is similar for US residents and non-residents, there are additional complications to be aware of. Given the complex regulatory regime and potential pitfalls, it is important to prepare and plan ahead before entering the US market and to protect your business.

Our dual-qualified US lawyers in Edinburgh advise on:-

US Expansion

US Contracts

  • Commercial Contract with US parties
  • Dealing with US Customers
  • Protection of Intellectual Property in the US

US Investment

  • Investment by US parties
  • Joint ventures with US parties

US Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Sales to US entities
  • Acquisitions of US businesses

More Information - Contact our US Business Lawyer in Edinburgh, Scotland

For more information, contact Tracey Ginn at 0131 226 8232 or

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