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Commercial contracts

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Advice on all aspects of commercial contracts including IT and e-commerce.

By definition, commercial contracts represent a combination of commercial and legal factors. For businesses and organisations, the key requirement is to ensure that the legal arrangements allow the full commercial benefits to be realised.

Weightmans' lawyers have extensive technical experience and expertise at all levels in this field. We offer a full range of services, including advising upon, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and agreements relating to goods and services.

We have particular expertise in relation to outsourcing and logistics, intellectual property, distribution and agency franchises, advertising and marketing, sports management and terms of trading. We also provide expert guidance in specialist areas such as telecommunications, computer software, IT and e-commerce.

As clients, we understand the commercial imperatives that drive your business and see our relationship with you as a mutually beneficial partnership. In contract negotiations, we aim to ensure a swift and satisfactory conclusion that will ensure long-term success for your business. Our service is results-driven and based on adding value while delivering genuine value for money.

We act for a wide variety of clients, ranging from sole traders, partnerships and companies to local authorities, PCTs, police authorities and other public bodies. We have advised on contracts with global technology companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Compaq, Sony, Packard Bell, Hewlett Packard and ICL, together with blue chip companies in many other sectors.

We are regularly involved in transactions and funding with multi-million dollar values and international agreements with foreign jurisdiction issues in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Japan.

Weightmans LLP has a busy practice advising public sector bodies and local authorities, as well as mid-to-large companies, including Whitbread Group (a new client), Capita and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company. The team, led by the Manchester-based Paul Raftery, provides responsive, commercial advice and is 'good at understanding what is important to clients'.

Legal 500 2015

John Schorah
"Our service is results-driven and based on adding value while delivering genuine value for money"
John Schorah

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