Commercial transactions

When looking for a commercial solicitor, most clients want more than just legal advice in relation to commercial transactions, they want practical legal solutions from legal advisors who understand the commercial realities of running a business. Our commercial teams are specialists with a wealth of varied industry experience, gained both in private practice and in industry.

We advise corporates, SMEs and entrepreneurs on a range of commercial transactions that support day-to-day business operations and strategic projects. We draw on practical and in-depth industry experience across a diverse range of sectors to deliver tailored commercial solutions at competitive rates.

Our commercial lawyers advise on:

Sale and supply of goods and services

Whether this be drafting terms and conditions of supply or purchase, or offering general advice in relation to trading within the law. We can provide in-house training courses for sales teams in SME businesses, providing advice regarding the legal pitfalls associated with selling or purchasing and how to avoid these.

Software development and licensing

As Technology and IT specialists, our legal advisors can offer support and assistance in relation to the contractual documentation associated with developing, protecting and commercialising software and any intellectual property issues that arise in the context of these transactions.

Routes to market – franchising, distribution and agency

We can provide succinct and commercial orientated advice in respect of the legal considerations in relation to setting up, running or terminating a franchise, distribution or agency agreement. We have considerable experience in advising on these different contractual relationships and the regulatory framework that may apply in respect of these, such as the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

Outsourcing and projects

We act for both suppliers and customers providing legal support in relation to the supply or purchase of outsourcing and project services.

E-commerce

We regularly advise businesses in respect of trading online and the legal issues to take in consideration when operating and managing a website. We have experience in drafting and advising in relation to Website Terms and Conditions, Website Terms of Supply, Cookie Policies and Privacy Policies.

Data protection and freedom of information

Our commercial team has considerable experience advising in relation to the application of data protection law and the legal regime governing the disclosure of information by UK public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Consumer law

Business to consumer contracts are governed by an extensive body of consumer law. We can assist clients with understanding and interpreting this area of law and its effect on their business, providing advice and support in relation to dealing with consumers.

Procurement

We act for clients at all levels of the supply chain, both at prime contract and sub-contract level, whether as a supplier or customer. We can provide advice, drafting or support with negotiations whatever the value of the contract.

Confidentiality

Whether you wish to protect an idea in its infancy with a Confidentiality Agreement (NDA) before any commercial relationships are in place, or whether you wish to ensure you have adequate safeguards in your contracts, we ensure you have peace of mind communicating your confidential information.

Facilities management

We have experience advising clients across a range of facilities management service contracts involving (amongst others) banking, local government and petrochemical industries.

PR, marketing and advertising

We act for a number of media and digital marketing companies in relation to their commercial contracts and are aware of the commercial pressures faced by companies that sell digital and print media services.

Sponsorship and promotions

If you are looking to get involved with sponsorship, product endorsement or sales promotions, we can help. Our commercial guidance includes advice in and around the law governing lotteries and prize promotions and the requirements specified in the CAP Code and BCAP Code when running advertising campaigns.

Competition

We can advise in relation to the UK competition regime and the scope of application of the rules relating to anti-competitive agreements and the abuse of market dominance.

If you need legal advice from a commercial solicitor in relation to any commercial transaction then please contact us.

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