24 May 2018

Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is to partner with Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in the delivery of its dynamic international trade seminar programme.

The high profile series provides advice and guidance on the many aspects of international business, ranging from market intelligence, trade sectors, laws, fiscal regimes and business cultures. Designed specifically to meet North-east companies’ international business needs, the programme seeks to provide a wide range of expertise to assist in providing businesses with international trade support.

WBD has signed up to be part of eight lunch and learn events from now until April 2019, providing critical market entry information and outlining opportunities from Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Norway to other targeted global regions.

Joan Young, senior international trade executive at the Chamber, said:

“It is great testament to the success of our international seminar series that Womble Bond Dickinson have signed up to sponsor the 2018-19 programme. The team in Aberdeen have a strong regional heritage, great local knowledge and a truly global outlook which makes them the ideal fit for this series. We’re looking forward to working closely with them as we build the programme this year and beyond.”

Richard Cockburn, head and partner in Aberdeen, said:

"We are delighted to have signed up as a partner for the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce international seminar series. It is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to the North-East of Scotland as well as showcasing our international offering.”

The next event in the series, What Opportunities Await in Brazil, will explore the potential for companies in the North-East to use their expertise and capabilities to win business in the diversified Brazilian energy market. 

Delegates at the event on 12 June will hear from speakers including Flavia Silva de Castro, business development manager with the Department for International Trade; Marcos Assayag, chair of the Rio Oil & Gas Conference; and Úna Brosnan, business and strategy development manager at Atkins.