Commercial

We have a large dedicated commercial team that represents clients on high-profile, business-critical transactions and regulatory matters.

We provide advice, negotiate on your behalf, prepare a full range of commercial contracts and provide regulatory advice to allow you to pursue growth, success and expansion. Many of our lawyers have worked in-house and will bring that experience to these legal arenas. 

Clients of our commercial team range from start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies. We also represent public sector organisations and private sector companies in their arrangements to provide products and services to public sector organizations. 

We draft and negotiate commercial agreements, and we provide practical legal and market-oriented advice, covering:

  • Outsourcing, logistics and supply chain management
  • Procurement and supply of goods and services
  • Procurement and contracting for the public sector
  • Facilities and asset management
  • Agency and distribution
  • Managed and shared services
  • Manufacturing
  • Partnering, collaborations and strategic alliances
  • Research and development
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Projects and public-private partnerships
  • Franchising and concessions
  • Commercial trading
  • Online sales of products and services
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation
  • Procurement and supply of IT products and services
  • Distribution of hardware, software and services, including reseller arrangements
  • Escrow arrangements.

Commercial insurance

Our commercial insurance practice includes lawyers who have years of sector-specific experience. Clients include insurance companies, intermediaries, companies markets and their insurers. We advise on all aspects of non-contentious insurance and reinsurance as well as giving advice on distribution agreements and insurance program reviews.

Export and international trade

Our export and international trade team has helped businesses of all sizes on their exporting journey. Our strong relationships with intermediaries including banks, financial Institutions and tax experts enable us to offer a package of support to companies looking to export. We advise on trade restrictions, export licencing, anti-corruption laws and regulations, compliance with modern slavery and anti-human trafficking requirements, and trade and export finance, among many other cross-border regulatory matters.

Payment services

Our payment services advice is delivered by our team of technology and financial services lawyers, who work collaboratively to deliver clear, focused advice, grounded in an understanding of technological development and the associated legal challenges. Working with banks, payment intermediaries and retailers, as well as those developing new methods of providing payment solutions, we work hard to tailor every piece of advice given so that it can shape or be adapted to the technological solution. We also advise on relevant regulations and exemptions.