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Partner David Rintoul strengthens relations with TAG Alliances at TAGLaw International Conference in Los Angeles

16 November 2015 #Clarkslegal

Clarkslegal’s international legal alliance, TAGLaw, recently held its 33rd international conference from 26-28 October in Los Angeles, attended by our Partner, David Rintoul. Also in attendance at the conference were members of TAGLaw’s affiliate alliances, TIAG® (The International Accounting Group) and TAG-SP™. All three alliances are collectively known as the TAG Alliances™.

David explained how important this alliance and its conferences are to Clarkslegal: “Many of our clients are increasingly exploiting opportunities for profitable growth that overseas markets present. It is therefore important that our firm can support that growth and provide significant added value to our clients by introducing them as may be necessary to law and accountancy firms that operate across 100 countries. TAGLaw is an international network, of which we are founder members, of like-minded independent medium sized law firms, all of whom are thoroughly vetted and approved before being able to join. The network’s regular international conferences therefore allow us the opportunity to meet these different firms, build relationships and understand their respective areas of expertise and resource. This in turn enables us to introduce to our clients recommended firms, and as we in fact do on a very regular basis, in full confidence that our clients will receive the same levels of service quality from these firms as they receive from us.

In addition, we use these conferences to promote our own specialist services provided in support of inward investment into England, to include support on corporate, commercial, property, construction, litigation (including cross border), employment and immigration issues.  The network also provides us with opportunity to promote for the benefit of our clients and friends our own Forbury Investment Network, set up to help early stage businesses access advice and equity finance for growth, and the unique Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP). Launched in March 2013, the CEIP now works through independent affiliated hubs around the Commonwealth, one or two with the support of other network firms, serving already half the countries and most of the population of the Commonwealth. The CEIP is particularly focused on promoting international trade and investment for sustainable development of emerging economies and low carbon economic growth. It works with entrepreneurs, investors and businesses, in the UK and Europe as well as other Commonwealth countries (and internationally beyond the Commonwealth), involved in sustainable technology, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart city development, and environmental challenges from climate change and resource scarcity.”

The discussion topics covered at the conference included:

  • "International, Your Passport to Growth"
  • "The Benefits of Leveraging Leadership, and How to Move in That Direction"
  • "Who Ya Gonna Call? Working with Lawyers and Accountants During the M&A Process"
  • "Lights... Camera... Finance! How Entertainment Projects are Financed and Monetized"
  • "How to Avoid the Front Page and What to Do If You Can't"
  • "What Accountants and Lawyers Can Learn From Actors!"

For more information about TAGLaw, visit  

For more information about the TAG Alliances, visit

For further information about this or any other general enquiries, please contact Clarkslegal by email at by telephone 020 7539 8000 (London office), 0118 958 5321 (Reading office) or by completing the form on this page.
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