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04 December 2017 at 13:38 BST

TWEED sets up international arm for Middle East and Africa

The reputation boutique has opened a new office, launched an international consultancy arm and unveiled aggressive growth plans as it targets social media giants.

Paul Tweed expands his practice

Leading reputation boutique law firm TWEED has opened an international legal consultancy arm in Belfast. With a £500,000 investment from Danske Bank, the firm is involved in a number of Middle Eastern and African cases and is looking to expand its global work. The former senior partner of Johnsons, Paul Tweed, has recruited an eight strong team with further plans to take on a further eight over the next year.The company, which is also operating in London and Dublin, has a clientele of A-list celebrities and large UK and American corporates and is planning rapid expansion, particularly in the Middle East and African markets.


Mr Tweed, who has represented celebrities including Liam Neeson, Britney Spears and Harrison Ford, said of the firm's plans: 'We have invested in a space where the business can continue to grow to support our global work. We will be doubling our staff over the next year and the roles will be across a number of different aspects of the business.'

Growth plans

Michelle Wilson, business banking manager at Danske Bank, commented: 'Paul’s extensive experience in the legal sector has made him one of the most well-known media lawyers in the world.  As social media overtakes print media as the largest publisher, the company is working globally with aggressive growth plans for the first year of business.  We are delighted to be able to provide working capital requirements and assist Paul in activating the TWEED brand.' 


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