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Our cross-border credentials

Cross-border expertise and understanding is a core part of our DNA. The ability to advise effectively on cross-border matters depends on the legal knowledge and culture of the practitioners. Quite apart from their international backgrounds and language skills, each of our partners, have a law degree from a civil law jurisdiction in addition to their English law degree.

As cross-border lawyers, we service clients from all over the world and service their needs all over the world. We provide non-English law advice and assistance through our extensive network of law firms who share our ethos and values of excellence and efficiency. Countries in which we have extensive experience and insight include:

Phanar around the World



  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Gibraltar
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Serbia
  • Romania


  • Morocco
  • Sénégal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Guinea
  • DRC
  • Ivory Coast
  • Benin
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • South Sudan


  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Kazakhstan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Belarus
  • Tajikistan


  • Mongolia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


“Phanar serves the legal needs of its global client base ranging from Governments, major corporates, funders and entrepreneurs. It advises in the following areas:

  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Takeovers
  • IPOs and fundraising’s
  • Project Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Due Diligence
  • Data protection
  • Commercial Contracts
Industry Expertise

Industry Expertise

The firm has a wealth of expertise across a number of industry sectors including:

  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • TMT
  • Travel (including rail, aviation and haulage)
  • Infrastructure and Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

Our charges

Phanar lawyers do not have an hourly charge-out rate (not even on a notional basis) as Phanar’s pricing model is based on a very simple monthly fixed and retainer pricing model. This provides the benefit of budget certainty for our clients whilst allowing us to manage our own cashflows and therefore lower our own costs of delivery as well as administrative burden.

Our highly competitive fixed price model is made possible because Phanar does not carry the high fixed costs of associates with chargeable hours’ targets nor do we carry high fixed infrastructure, back office and support services costs of our competitors. We service the needs of clients on larger transactions by outsourcing “bulk work” or “commodity work” such as due diligence, disclosure, verification in corporate deals or monitoring of conditions precedent in finance deals, to high quality providers who form part of the Phanar ecosystem.

Our ethos

We are business-minded and unashamedly unstuffy. Our ethos to the point but with a dedication to excellence in everything we do.