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Commercial Contracts & Licensing

Commercial contracts play an integral role in protecting a business from unexpected situations and managing risk. It’s vital that contracts are legally compliant, watertight and clear. It’s about getting the details right.

Our expertise includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial arrangements, from start to finish or somewhere inbetween, depending on our instructions.

We have clients of all sizes, from individuals and start-ups to in-house and commercial departments of large private companies. We advise across many industry sectors, including retail, health and beauty, fashion, the motor trade, publishing, recruitment, and geoscience technology, to name a few.

Our willingness to learn about our clients’ businesses and to develop client relationships means we can tailor our advice. We provide advice in context; realistic solutions to suit our clients’ needs.

Work scope

  • Standard terms and conditions of business
  • Agreements for the sale of goods and services
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Agency (including advising on the Commercial Agents Regulations)
  • Distribution
  • Franchising
  • Manufacturing, trading and supply agreements
  • Promotions, prize draws and competitions
  • Implications of related UK and EU competition law
  • Marketing and sponsorship agreements
  • Data protection and privacy requirements
  • Website issues including e-commerce and distance selling requirements

Recent deals & cases undertaken

  • Advising an East Sussex based leading manufacturer of electronic access control systems on its international agency and distribution arrangements, including advising on the impact of EU competition law.
  • Advising a large high end motor dealership in the South East on its general commercial matters, including reviewing and amending its terms and conditions, advising it on its sponsorship arrangements, and preparing its anti-bribery policies.
  • Advising a restaurant group in London’s West End on the opening of its flagship authentic Japanese restaurant, including dealing with its commercial arrangements and related funding, property, employment and corporate issues.
  • Advising certain well known sports personalities on various commercial ventures and licensing arrangements.
  • Advising London’s premier health and fitness club on its membership agreements.
  • Advising a West Sussex based wedding venue on its operational and catering services agreements.
  • Advising a leading online travel business on ecommerce legislation, website terms and conditions and privacy issues, distance selling arrangements and online marketing activities.
  • Advising a London based manufacturer, distributor and retailer of high end clothing and accessories on its general commercial arrangements, including drafting proforma agency and distribution agreements for use within its business on a day-to-day basis.
  • Advising a global fashion business on its manufacturing and distribution arrangements relating to the design and development of complete accessory collections for major brands.
  • Advising a technology company on various international distribution and agency agreements.

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