BOSTON—From Bristol to Boston, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys are helping companies in both the UK and US grow transatlantic trade.
A delegation from Bristol is currently in the US to promote trade and attract investment to the Bristol/West of England region, and the group spent several days in Boston as part of their week-long visit to the US.
The delegation includes both West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and Bristol City Mayor Marvin Rees, as well as representatives from various economic development, business and academic organizations in the Bristol area. These include the Department for International Trade (DIT), Bristol City Council, West of England Combined Authority, Invest Bristol and Bath, Business West, the University of Bristol, Bristol Airport, Destination Bristol and the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.
On June 4, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys from both the UK and US hosted the delegation at a reception in Boston. The event took place at The Palm Restaurant. Womble Bond Dickinson attendees included Boston Office Managing Partner Sarah Keefe and attorneys Jeff Hay, Gordon Penman, Edgardo Mantilla and Heath Misley.
“Boston’s ties to the UK go back nearly 400 years and today, commerce between our two nations remains a vital part of Boston’s economy. We were honored to host the Bristol delegation, and we are proud to guide companies doing business on both sides of the Atlantic,” Keefe said.
Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Jonathan Bower, who practices in the firm’s Bristol office, helped spearhead the firm’s support for the Bristol/West of England trade delegation. “Bristol and Boston have a great deal in common. Both cities are hubs for technology and the life sciences, and both have a rich cultural and historic significance. We at Womble Bond Dickinson appreciate the opportunity to help bring leaders from these two great communities together.”
Bower also secured an opportunity for Hay and Keefe to attend an event at the British Consulate on June 3.
The Bristol group’s trip to Boston included a meeting with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Womble Bond Dickinson Office Managing Partner Sarah Keefe and Bristol City Mayor Marvin Rees