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Commercial

Our focus is on dynamic business and we place great emphasis on understanding our clients' needs. Combined with a positive and lateral-thinking approach, our corporate and commercial work is technically excellent, commercially appropriate and delivered with high service quality.

We have organised ourselves accordingly: our lawyers know and work closely with our clients as well as having both excellent personal technical skills and immediate access to those of their colleagues. In all our work we seek to create and maximise your opportunities, to eliminate or limit your risks – whether in drafting contracts, negotiating transactions or giving advice that provides meaningful guidance.

Areas of work

  • Agency and distribution
  • Procurement agreements
  • Manufacturing and OEM contracts
  • Competition law
  • Outsourcing
  • Trading law
  • Technology development, exploitation & transfers
  • Computer and software agreements
  • Licensing and franchising
  • Strategic alliances
  • Confidentiality
  • Consultancy
  • E-commerce
  • Product safety
  • International advice.

Our Expertise

Our expertise lies in corporate finance, commercial contracts and intellectual property, acting on a range of work primarily: purchase/sale of companies, corporate investments; joint ventures; product development agreements; supply contracts; licensing agreements; e-commerce and general commercial contracts.

Our Clients

We act for a wide range of businesses from ambitious start-ups to thriving quoted companies.

All seek close support from a team that knows them and can provide valuable answers throughout their business lifecycle – from conception or acquisition to flotation or sale and onwards.

Contact

Richard Kennett
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7842 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7842 8080
Email:richard.kennett@laytons.com