Law Strategies a law firm?
although the key personnel are lawyers, Law Strategies
practises as a consultancy, not a law firm. Often
clients ask us to manage the work of law firms on
major projects. The majority of our time is spent
on structuring, negotiation, issues and risk management,
and drafting on major projects. Because we are forward
looking, we do not conduct litigation which involves
apportioning blame to past events. We undertake mediation
on behalf of clients because it is a constructive,
forward-looking exercise consistent with our business.
do you best describe what you do?
are commercial consultants who:
structure, negotiate and document major projects and
• provide strategic advice to energy clients
• act as facilitators for commercial workshops
types of clients does Law Strategies act for?
of our clients are multinationals and publicly-listed
companies. But we are also engaged by government-owned
companies and closely held corporations.
would we use Law Strategies?
commonly we are brought in at the conceptual stage
of projects to identify the key issues and drivers,
and advise on potential structures for the deal and
on the contractual matrix. We also prepare terms sheets
or “abstracts” as a basis for the efficient
negotiation of these agreements.
does Law Strategies charge?
charge what we believe the work is worth to the client
and, where appropriate, success fees. Although we
do work for some clients on a time-costing basis,
we believe that time costing tends to reward inefficiency.
Because we project manage all our work it is executed
in a focused, efficient manner. Those who cling to
hourly rates often have no confidence in their ability
to achieve a valuable result.