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Middle Market businesses do many things well—understand their customers, know their communities and manage money well. Despite these strengths, only a third of Middle Market companies have significant exposure to global markets, according to 2014 research from the National Center for the Middle Market. It is possible that Middle Market executives may not fully understand the opportunity, and it is certain that they sense a lack of knowledge about doing business in other countries and they are concerned about barriers to entry such as the need for and expense of engaging knowledgeable counsel and other advisers.
Fortunately, Lex Mundi is a skilled and reasonably priced bridge between U.S. Middle Market companies and cross-border business.
Lex Mundi isn’t a huge, multinational law firm—it is an international association of local law firms on the ground in more than 100 nations and 600 cities worldwide. Many of these firms are Middle Market businesses themselves, and all have strong local roots in the markets they serve. Like Womble Carlyle, Lex Mundi member firms typically prize approachability (i.e. they are comfortable communicating in English), client service and value.
And unlike many large, international firms, which are used to billing Fortune 500 corporations, Lex Mundi understands the Middle Market’s price point. Lex Mundi strives to set rates that are affordable and reasonable for mid-range companies.
Womble Carlyle is a member of Lex Mundi, and through this association, we can deliver to our clients seamless service around the globe. We also have a highly active Global Business practice that helps U.S. companies enter and do business in overseas markets. Many of these companies are in the Middle Market, and we are comfortable serving clients without a huge in-house legal team.
If you would like to know more about how Womble Carlyle and Lex Mundi, please contact Randy Hanson or Mike Ray. We can be your gateway to the global economy.