Commercial contracts

The key consideration when negotiating a commercial contract is to ensure that the legal arrangements allow the full commercial benefits to become a reality. Our lawyers have the technical experience and expertise to make this happen.  Our services span advising on, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and agreements for goods and services, with standout expertise in management of supply chains:

  • Outsourcing and logistics
  • Intellectual property 
  • Distribution and agency 
  • Franchises
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Media and entertainment  
  • Terms of trading.

We have a particular specialism in areas such as telecommunications, software, IT, data protection and e-commerce.

We make a point of understanding your commercial drivers and aim for swift, satisfactory contract negotiations to support your business's long-term success.

Our commercial clients range from low and high tech start-ups, partnerships and large blue chip companies. We've advised on contracts with global tech companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Google, HP, Sony, Fujitsu Packard Bell and Accenture, alongside blue-chip companies in many other sectors.

We also advise a wide range of public sector clients ranging from local authorities, NHS Trusts, police authorities, universities and other public bodies. We are regularly involved in global transactions and funding with multi-million dollar values and international agreements with foreign jurisdiction issues in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Japan.

For example, the team advised on Peel Ports Group’s procurement of a £350 million deep-sea terminal (Liverpool 2 Project).

Brexit and UK legislation – public procurement and e-commerce

Itohan Odekunle highlights the impact Brexit is having on the UK statute book with a particular focus on public procurement and e-commerce.

Avoid a contractual own goal - the importance of entire agreement clauses

Associate Michael Budd looks at the importance of clarity when drafting entire agreement clauses

Michael Budd Associate

Survey reveals loss of appetite for outsourcing in local government

New research reveals a declining appetite for outsourcing in local government, amidst call for a rethink in partnerships between the public and…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

Retail Review - CVAs

In the first article of our new Retail Review series, Partner Natasha Atkinson looks at CVAs and impact on the retail sector.

Industry-wide trucks cartel facing massive legal claim in UK tribunal

British truck owners and lessees could receive compensation totalling £14bn without even having to sign up to a claim...

Weightmans’ Scottish presence boosted with raft of new appointments

The news comes as Weightmans marks five years in its West George Street office in Glasgow,

Elaine McIlroy - Glasgow employment lawyer
Elaine McIlroy Partner

When is a Contract Written in Stone – Part 2

Last month Partner Andrew Cromby considered whether it was ever possible for a written contract to be drafted in such a way that it could not be…

Andrew Cromby
Andrew Cromby Partner

Demurrage, Detention and Delays by Agreement

High Court rules that the unplanned laytime of a vessel did not fall within the terms of the contract of sale

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