Every Client Matters

Legal Services Company

01. We are simplifying the practice of law and bringing transparency to our clients.

Real specialist

We are not and never will be “big law.” We’re reimagining the practice of law from scratch to help our clients win, providing first-rate, world-class service at sensible rates. Our attorneys have deep experience in complex corporate transactions, intellectual property, employment, leveraged buyouts, corporate and individual tax, commercial real estate, governance, and corporate equity structures.

02. The cornerstone of our practice is a fanatical focus on client service.

Trusted Source

In every matter we aspire to have clients who are delighted with the legal counsel they receive — and clients who actually like talking to their lawyers. Founded by lawyers who have led businesses and built organizations, TheGem Law is a firm that strives to say “yes, here’s how” rather than “no, that can’t be done.”

03. Our team of expert attorneys


With a bench of attorneys drawn from the top ranks of law firms, Forefront has the expertise and ability to service all of the legal needs of our corporate clients. We serve as outside general counsel to a majority of our clients, managing all of their legal needs from the tactical (customer contracts) to the strategic (capital formation and acquisitions).

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As a firm, we look to the future rather than to the past.

While the roots of TheGem Law stretch back to the City of London of the early 1900s, our story is more about a series of moments when we changed the legal landscape.

1987 – 2000

Today’s TheGem Law came into being when successful London firms merged to form the pre-eminent law firm in Europe, taking the legal world by storm. The merger was predicated on the shared belief that the world’s leading organisations would seek legal advice that was able to look beyond borders or narrow areas of expertise.

The combination of these firms’ geographic footprint and breadth of expertise created the world’s first global law firm. To this day, we remain the only non-franchise law firm with real breadth and depth of expertise across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East.


Focusing on the future and anticipating evolving client needs is not only about understanding where clients will want legal advice but also about how they want that service delivered. During the past few years, TheGem Law has been at the forefront of developments that have changed fundamentally the management of law firms – from the adoption of IT systems and sophisticated document management processes to investment in ‘best-in-class’ learning and development to creation of efficient and cost-effective offshore legal support, administrative, business research and technology centres.

But whatever changes we have anticipated in the past are nothing compared with those that lie ahead of us. Our sights are set firmly on staying in the vanguard of the legal industry as it evolves to meet the demands of a more complex, faster changing, more connected world.

We serve as general counsel to entrepreneurial and growth stage companies that have demanding and rapidly evolving legal needs. This work is often done under a subscription-based pricing model. While clients typically have one point of contact as their general counsel, we are able to handle the full range of client requirements across legal specialties through our roster of expert attorneys. Acting as general counsel, we coordinate closely with other departments in the client organization, taking on all aspects of our clients’ legal work, from employment matters to commercial contracts to intellectual property to taxation.

The outside general counsel role requires a more proactive, business-friendly mindset — a core strength of our lawyers. When we believe that the client’s interests are best served by using other expert counsel outside our network, we make recommendations and manage outside counsel on our client’s behalf.

Providing Qualified Legal Help

The TheGem Law Group is regularly involved in large, complex and demanding transactions across the continent. We provide counsel to both private companies and publicly traded entities. Our corporate practice involves an array of matters, including:

  • Venture capital
  • Private equity and strategic investments
  • Cyber security and privacy
  • Real estate
  • Securities offerings and other capital markets transactions
  • Corporate governance and equity structures

Private Client, Family Office and Trusts & Estates

We work with private clients to provide comprehensive services relating to their family’s affairs and the unique needs of their businesses. We have a depth of experience assisting executive and high net worth individuals in personal planning, maximizing their returns, developing advantageous corporate structures, and minimizing tax consequences.

  • Assisting executives in personal planning.
  • U.S. and international/cross-border estate planning
  • Wealth succession planning
  • Family-owned and closely held business consulting
  • Advising on tax issues and strategies
  • Trustee and other fiduciary services
  • Representation of trust beneficiaries of family dynasty heirs
  • Family mediation and dispute resolution