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Leading Chester solicitor joins board of international trade group

Aarons International and IAG Press Release - Helen Watson (1)

14th July, 2021

Helen Watson, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Aaron & Partners, joins the board of International Advisory Group (IAG) as its plans to strengthen its global network.

A leading solicitor from Chester has been named as a new board member of an international group working to promote and encourage foreign trade around the world.

Helen Watson, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Aaron & Partners, will help lead International Advisory Group (IAG), a global network of law firms, accountants, and tax advisors.

Helen’s appointment comes as IAG plans to strengthen its network to support international trade and help economies recover from the impact of the pandemic.

The move also continues Aaron & Partners’ long-running association with IAG, with Helen succeeding her colleague Stuart Haynes, who stood down as a board member after completing the maximum six-year term. He will continue to be a member and support the board, maintaining a relationship with the group that has spanned more than two decades.

Helen said: “IAG is a highly respected organisation with members from all around the globe, and I’m delighted to be joining the board at such a crucial time for international trade.

“Covid-19 had a major impact on the world’s ability to do business, but as the economy begins to recover, we’re seeing lots of opportunities to strengthen relationships for our old and new members.

“As an organisation, we remain in a strong position with a track-record of supporting successful business deals around the world, including some undertaken by Aaron & Partners as a committed partner of IAG.”

Stuart Haynes, Corporate and Commercial Partner at Aaron and Partners, who leads the firm’s own international team, added: “I know first-hand about the opportunities IAG brings to the table for its members, having played a central role in building our network over the past 20 years, as well as leading on international deals as a result of IAG meetings.

“My first board meeting was in Dusseldorf in 1996 so I have been attending meetings for more than 25 years and will miss being on the board but continue to work with IAG on various projects.

“There’s no doubt that Helen will continue to help develop IAG’s presence on the global stage, helping members reconnect and attract even more corporate investment in regions from the UK to the USA and Asia.”

Aaron & Partners LLP was formally ratified as a member of IAG in 2014, with its Aarons International department offering full legal services to clients, which range from UK businesses with overseas operations to foreign businesses looking to invest in Britain.

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