BusinessCorporate and Commercial

Every business needs sound commercial legal advice. Whether you are expanding, selling a business or making an acquisition, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you.

Through our partner-led approach, we will provide you with practical advice and solutions to support you and your business in achieving your goals.

We make it our business

Getting to know your business and commercial objectives is key to building a successful relationship for the long term and our experience of working in a variety of sectors means you will receive legal advice that is built on a commercial understanding.

Together with colleagues specialising in employment law, commercial property and dispute resolution, we can provide all the legal services your business needs in one place.

To find out more about what we can offer, click on the links below.

Corporate

You will be in safe hands with our experience of both transactional and non-transactional corporate work which includes:

  • Company acquisitions and disposals
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Banking and finance
  • Group reorganisations
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Cross option agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • LLP agreements

Commercial

Whether it is a straightforward trading contract or a complex commercial agreement, we have the expertise to meet your needs.

Ask us about:

  • Supply of goods or services
  • Agency, distribution and licensing
  • Sponsorship and endorsement
  • Joint ventures
  • Outsourcing
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property
  • ICT law and contracts
  • Terms of business

Intellectual property and IT law

Your intellectual property may be your biggest asset so protecting your creativity, your products and your brand is of key importance. We can advise you on the best strategy for protecting and exploiting your intellectual property from identifying an available name for a project without infringing somebody else’s rights, to licensing or sale. If you think that somebody else is using your intellectual property without your permission we can also help you enforce your rights.

Whether you are creating a new product, developing software or wanting to protect your brand, we can provide advice on:

  • Copyright
  • Trade marks
  • Patents
  • Software development and licensing
  • Design right and registered design right
  • Database rights
  • Data protection including data protection audits to ensure your business is compliant with legislation
  • Confidentiality
  • Assignments and licensing of intellectual property

Our Corporate and Commercial team are listed in Tier 3 of the 2017/18 Legal 500