Hunt & Coombs set to Host International Law & Business Event

With Vietnam rapidly gaining a reputation as the low cost centre for sourcing manufactured goods, Hunt & Coombs will be hosting a workshop, on Monday 10th March, in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce which will present the opportunities available for both those seeking to source products, and those wishing to export products and services.

Companies currently trading overseas are reporting an increase in confidence, with 72 per cent of exporters expecting their turnover to improve in the months ahead – the highest level since 2007.

John Bridge OBE, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said:

“These exceptional levels of confidence are evidence that companies are recognising the many opportunities that exist within overseas markets. Exports to India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia remain buoyant with companies from Cambridgeshire exporting over £10million worth of goods to those three destinations in January 2014. As a result of the dedication of businesses looking to emerging markets, countries such as Vietnam have also broken into the top 20 destinations for exporters in our region and that’s an upward trend that we expect to see continue.”

Chris Kubicki, Chair of the Chambers’ International Sector, said:

“This high-profile event is designed both for companies looking to gain or increase exposure to the rapidly growing Far East economies and those wishing to maximise competitive advantage through low cost product sourcing. There’s also a strong draw on imports and opportunities are growing for exporters to secure early stage entry into what is becoming a key Asian market."

Delegates will receive practical advice from experts with first-hand experience of the region. Piers Craven, Head of UKTI, British Embassy Hanoi will highlight the areas offering the greatest opportunities for British companies, while David Moir of UKTI East provides insight based on his recent trade mission to Vietnam. The event will include a legal perspective including contract law and matters relating to operating in Vietnam from Federico Vasoli, a registered foreign lawyer at the Hanoi Bar, a fellow member (with Hunt & Coombs) of the international lawyers association Unilaw.

“We are delighted to be hosting this prestigious event” said Anna Spriggs, Head of the Commerical Law team at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors “It offers a unique insight into an exciting new market”

Places are limited so please register your interest early. For more information and details of how to book a place please click here.

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