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 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).

Weightmans advises Springboard Corporate Finance in multi-million pound deal

Birmingham-headquartered Springboard Corporate Finance has been acquired by Begbies Traynor.

Mathew Harvey
Mathew Harvey Partner
Weightmans advises Hentons on merger as part of multi-million pound expansion plan

Multi-disciplinary team at Weightmans secures results for Leeds business

Haroon Younis
Haroon Younis Associate

TSK takes Weightmans to No. 1 Spinningfields

National law firm Weightmans has appointed TSK to design and deliver its new Manchester office in No.1 Spinningfields, completing in spring 2018.

Richard Corran
Richard Corran Partner

Weightmans keeps up London pace with top corporate hire

National law firm Weightmans has appointed a top corporate lawyer as the firm’s recruitment drive continues to gather pace.

Oliver Harker
Oliver Harker Partner

Weightmans welcomes top commercial litigator to growing London office

National law firm Weightmans has appointed Andrew Cromby as Partner in the firm’s London office.

Andrew Cromby
Andrew Cromby Partner

Will the law enforce an illegal contract?

A recent case reminds us of the uncertainty as to the extent to which a court will enforce a contract entered into for an illegal purpose.

Mark Surguy
Mark Surguy Partner

The importance of clear articles of association

The recent case of The Sherlock Holmes International Society Ltd v Aidiniantz [2016] highlights the importance of ensuring that your company’s…

Victoria Robertson Associate

Restrictive covenants: seeking remedies

We take a look at what options are available to employers who wish to enforce a restrictive covenant.

Victoria Duddles
Victoria Duddles Associate

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