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09 September 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys advises Moore Stephens International on its global brand protection project, rebrand and corporate restructuring

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Moore Stephens International Ltd on its global brand protection project, rebrand and the reorganisation of its international advisory and accounting network, now operated through Moore Global Network Limited.

The Moore Global network, as it is now known, is one of the world’s major accounting and consulting networks, covering over 600 locations in 112 countries, with over 30,000 people and combined fees of more than US$3 billion.

A multi- disciplinary team from Charles Russell Speechlys advised Moore Global, in relation to both the intellectual property aspects of the brand protection and rebranding project and the corporate governance and structural elements of the reorganisation; including assisting with the implementation of the new constitutional and membership structure and related governance rules and corporate structuring.

Vivienne Muir, COO at Moore Global, commented on the transaction “Many thanks to Mary, David and the team at Charles Russell Speechlys for their commercially sound and expert legal support throughout this complex project, which was particularly instrumental and mission critical given the tight timeframes to implement such a fundamental reorganisation of our network”.

David Hicks, Corporate partner who led on the corporate governance and restructuring commented: “We were delighted to assist Vivienne and the Moore Global team with achieving the aims they had for the structure and governance of their network, which taking into account the wide and diverse international reach of the advisory network, had many legal intricacies to navigate. We wish Moore Global every success in the future.” 

Mary Bagnall, IP Partner, commented, “This development marks a significant milestone for Moore Global, as they adapt to an ever-changing global market and expand as a network of some of the top professional services advisory firms worldwide. We look forward to seeing the firm flourish with a refreshed brand and corporate identity”.

The team, led by Corporate Partner David Hicks and IP Partner Mary Bagnall, also included Andrew Collins, Charlie Ring, David Fyfield, Amelly Kok, Chloe Dunkley, Louise Falconer  and James Le Seelleur.