When businesses deal with suppliers, banks or lenders overseas they will often need to appoint a Process agent UK. These professionals can receive service of notices, proceedings or documents on behalf of a client from the UK in situations where serving them is not possible.

Motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders are required to designate a process agent for every state they haul into and through using Form BOC-3. However, many companies choose to select a blanket company that will act as their process agent in all states they operate in. This is especially useful for motor carriers who travel across a variety of states regularly.

Choosing the Right Process Agent: Factors to Consider for Your Business

Whenever parties enter into a contract with each other, they usually agree on a choice of law clause in which any disputes will be decided in accordance with the laws of a certain jurisdiction. Typically, this means that jurisdictions with established commercial laws like New York, London or Hong Kong are chosen.

As a result, whenever a contract requires that the parties have a process agent located in this jurisdiction, it is important that the party who appoints the agent has a U.S. based process agent on hand to receive service of process in the event that the dispute should make its way into the courts.

Professional registered agents will typically charge a nominal fee to act as your process agent, allowing you to focus on what is most important for your business. Having someone else manage your registrations, accept service of process and keep track of legal notices will save you time and money while also protecting your privacy.