Our Global Reach

United States

United States

Blaqwell partners are among the top business advisors to US law firms and among the leading thinkers on the evolution of the US legal market including the effects of the Great Recession.  We bring decades of experience, distinctive credentials, and an outstanding track record.  We have served over 40 of the largest US-based law firms and a significant number of mid-sized firms on issues including firm and practice growth strategy, governance and management, mergers and acquisitions, profitability improvement, marketing and branding, and talent strategies among others.

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Blaqwell partners have a distinctive understanding of the UK legal landscape based on their extensive experience as business advisors to UK and international firms and from their pre-Blaqwell careers as UK law firm partners and leaders.  We have advised a wide range of UK-based law firms on domestic and international growth strategy and mergers, governance and management, profitability improvement, IT/infrastructure management, and talent issues among others.  We have also counseled numerous US firms on UK entry and growth strategies, including mergers.

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Canada

Canada

Blaqwell has been active in the Canadian legal market for many years.  We have helped to shape the strategies of several of the leading Canadian law firms, and advised US and global firms on the Canadian legal market.  With Canada’s increasing prominence on the global stage, Blaqwell is ideally positioned to support both the global ambitions of Canadian law firms and the Canadian growth objectives of international law firms.

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Africa

Africa

Blaqwell is one of the few firms with experience advising both long-time leaders in the African legal industry and new and aspiring entrants seeking to penetrate the African legal market.  Our work with African law firms has addressed issues including strategic positioning, alliances and other associations, governance, and the operational improvements required for international competitiveness; while our work with international law firms has focused on defining optimal strategies for capturing a share of this growing market.

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Global Markets

Other Global Markets

The legal industry is increasingly a global one, and Blaqwell’s experience and reach make us uniquely qualified to help our clients address both the opportunities and challenges of a global marketplace.  We have counseled US and UK-originated law firms on growth initiatives in Continental Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa; and on how to govern and manage a global firm.  We have also served law firms originating in other countries across the globe ranging from Italy to the Netherlands to Brazil to South Africa on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, governance, and operations.

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