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 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

Termination of a contract for repudiatory breach

The High Court has considered whether a party terminating a contract for repudiatory breach at common law must follow the contract's termination…

Catherine Hendy
Catherine Hendy Associate

A business owner’s guide to post-termination restrictions

Many contracts contain post-termination restriction clauses that operate to restrict the actions of a party following termination.

Justifying early termination and varying contracts by email

The High Court has considered a number of issues in the recent case of C&S Associates UK Ltd v Enterprise Insurance Company plc.

Haroon Younis
Haroon Younis Associate

Sale of Goods: seller's liability for sub-contracts

Where a seller fails to deliver, delivers late, or delivers defective goods, the remedies of the buyer are set out in the Sales of Goods Act 1979.

Mathew Harvey
Mathew Harvey Partner

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