Our dedicated contracts and commerce team works closely with clients to ensure that their interests are protected by providing contract negotiation, drafting and advice.
The team has a wide range of experience in commercial contracts including those concerning different methods of trading (including agency, distributorship, franchising and, increasingly, network marketing), outsourcing and other long term supply arrangements, intellectual property licensing and assignments, terms and conditions of business and contractual joint ventures.
Members of the team are experts in many topics which can be relevant in almost any contract, such as limitations of liability, dispute solution methods, rights to interest, rights of third parties, currency and exchange provisions, jurisdiction and choice of law.
We advise across a wealth of topics. These include the various contractual areas already mentioned but also many others. The following represents only a partial list of areas in which members of the team are regularly called upon to advise:
- data protection and privacy policies;
- advertising and marketing;
- sales promotion;
- price controls and marking;
- product liability;
- intellectual property licensing;
- sport & leisure;
- trading schemes; and
- direct selling.
Our clients are drawn from across the spectrum of the clients of the firm, sector by sector, and range from large multinational corporations to sole traders.
Our approach is always to see a client's instructions in terms of objectives - and to assist in achieving those objectives as expeditiously as possible.