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The City of Leeds and Shulmans play host to global meeting of legal experts

Pictured are Leeds Lord Mayor Jane Dowson; Interlegal president, Jaoa Paulo Menezes Falcao; Jim Wright, partner, Shulmans LLP; Andrew Cooper chief executive LeedsBID; Tom Riordan, chief executive Leeds City Council; Roger Marsh OBE, chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and Jeremy Shulman, senior partner, Shulmans LLP

Around 70 representatives from countries including Brazil, Russia, Canada and Cote d’Ivoire are being hosted in Leeds by Shulmans, on behalf of the legal network, Interlegal.

The growing Interlegal network with representatives from over 40 countries including new members from Japan, Israel, Sweden and Turkey, met at Leeds Civic Hall as they discussed how to collaborate more effectively as international businesses.

The day commenced with the delegates listening to high-profile speakers including Tom Riordan, chief executive Leeds City Council, Roger Marsh OBE, chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and Andrew Cooper, chief executive LeedsBID.

There have also been Q&A sessions and debates covering a range of topics including:

  • Building better alliances
  • The business, cultural and socio-political aspects and appeal of cities, such as Leeds – the benefits of working with hubs outside London
  • International legal policy, post Brexit

Jeremy Shulman, founder and senior partner said, “Leeds is a great city and this is a real opportunity to put it centre stage at a time when it is more important than ever to consider our place in the world.

“Interlegal is a network consisting of exceptional legal professionals from across the globe and we are proud to have been able to host this year’s meeting following other successful meetings in world cities such as Barcelona and New York.

“It has allowed us to share our knowledge and views so that we can continue to offer the best advice to those companies considering conducting their business on an international basis.”

Delegates have also spent the past two days experiencing the best the region has to offer including trips to the Dales, as well as enjoying Leeds’ finest restaurants.

Next year’s meeting will be held in Moscow in May.

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