Key considerations for investing in the UK
The four things you should do at the outset when investing in the UK
With a focus on attracting FDI, the UK has established itself as a favourable and open global destination for investment, offering a robust legal framework and a business-friendly environment, despite recent economic and political challenges.
As a UK legal firm, we recognize the immense opportunities that exist for businesses seeking to invest in the UK. Our full-service expertise and national coverage allows us to guide overseas investors – whether businesses or individuals – through the intricacies of establishing and operating their ventures or investments in this dynamic and attractive market. We understand the importance of providing tailored legal solutions that align with our clients' strategic objectives, ensuring compliance with UK laws and regulations while maximizing their chances of success both now and in the long term.
1. Seek legal expertise
Given the complexities of the UK legal and regulatory framework, it’s vital that investors seek professional legal advice to navigate the complexities of FDI. This will help ensure compliance with applicable laws, mitigate risks and maximise investment returns.
2. Conduct due diligence
Thorough due diligence is crucial before making any investment decision, including conducting comprehensive research on the legal, financial and operational aspects of target investments. You’ll need to assess regulatory compliance, market conditions and any potential legal disputes.
3. Collaborate with local partners
To optimize investment outcomes, establishing strategic partnerships with local businesses and experts can provide valuable insights into the UK landscape, facilitate networking/introductions and enhance market understanding. Rooted deep in the UK’s regions and sectors, we can use our relationship with key trade bodies, memberships, networks and sector experts to give you clarity on your investment and proactively outline all of the opportunities available to you.
4. Stay abreast of regulatory changes
Investors are advised to stay updated on regulatory and tax changes in the UK, particularly those arising from Brexit, COVID and the current energy and cost of living crisis. Establishing regular channels of communication with legal advisors and monitoring industry-specific updates will help you adapt your investment strategies accordingly.