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Sue Lewis, CFO

Leading recruitment firm in global energy sector opts for innovative legal subscription service to support expanding international business

360 Business Law provides Petroplan, a specialist energy talent acquisition group, with legal counsel for corporate and employment law on a global basis.

The company has opted for our subscription-based contract to deliver legal support to Petroplan’s 75 permanent staff who work with major energy companies in the UK, Europe, Africa, USA, Canada and the Middle East.

Since 1976, Petroplan has provided talented professionals for key roles across the energy sector spanning engineering, exploration and production, and O&M projects, in corporate & commercial positions across 50 countries.

What was Petroplan looking for from its legal support?

“As an expanding global business, we needed a legal support service to complement our business. We need to be agile and nimble in the fast-moving staffing industry and need a legal provider that can scale up and down quickly with our volumes of bids and tenders.”

“It was also important to have access to local expertise in each territory where we operate.”

Why 360 Business Law?

Access to an international network of lawyers

“When our internal legal counsel decided to move on, it presented an opportunity to access 360’s global network of lawyers rather than having a single individual based in the UK. I had experience of working with Robert Taylor, CEO of 360 Business Law, from six years earlier within the IT industry and that relationship was still going strong. I knew 360’s model and service and felt that it would work well for Petroplan.” 

Petroplan now has access to circa 400 qualified Solicitors, Barristers and overseas attorneys in 70 countries, including 34 states in America

Developing trusted relationships with lawyers that support us

“Our key stakeholders work with the same lawyers in the separate territories. The calibre of all the lawyers has been excellent and we particularly value their in-country expertise.  We have built up a level of trust and support whilst also increasing the lawyers’ knowledge of our business and the type of issues that impact us. Now, when we pass contracts to the lawyers, we are confident they understand the type of risks we need to mitigate.”

A subscription service with costs that are more controllable, forecastable, and manageable

“The decision to work with 360 Business Law wasn’t based on costs, however I expect to make significant savings. Instead of spikes in fees as and when external legal support or specialist knowledge is required, our costs are easier to budget and much more controllable. Both commercial and employment law related matters are included within the subscription, making it a clearer and more manageable cost model than we had previously.”

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