Commercial


Our clients cover a wide range of industries, giving us broad experience of their commercial issues; they include manufacturers, biotech companies, software vendors, university spin-outs, service providers to the entertainment and FMCG sectors and communications companies. Their products range from medical devices to furniture, from scientific instruments to bicycles, from printed products to racing-car gearboxes; their services include research, public relations, security and rescue, supply-chain management, design and SaaS provision. They use disruptive and innovative technologies to competitive advantage and range in size from start-ups to globally recognised brands.
 

They recognise:

  • our technical expertise with our highly experienced partner-led team supported by superb and enthusiastic junior lawyers
  • our ability to grasp, quickly and accurately, technical and commercial imperatives and to use these to inform our legal advice
  • our speed of response, flexibility of approach and our values
  • our enthusiasm for their sector and the challenges and opportunities it produces
     

Our work includes:

  • advising on a global supply chain management contract for our multi-national client seeking to take on the entire procurement and supply-chain management of its client across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific under a closely negotiated contract dealing with services, KPIs, liability limitation, service agreement negotiations, change control, fee reviews and employee issues, amongst others
  • advising on a digital game supply-chain channel and media platform. This was established by our client for games publishers and online retailers to store, manage, deliver and monetise gaming content worldwide. We advised on the issues, created standard contracts for the project – including for software development, trials, distribution licences, NDAs and service agreements with publishers and with retailers – negotiated with the parties to the contracts (whether small independents or major corporations) and advised on key risks and business model development

  • advising a “Big 4” medical equipment manufacturer on the supply of multi-modality scanners and related services to the NHS, private hospitals and other major healthcare groups. In addition to drafting the contracts, our services included advice on protecting our client’s know-how and other IP; on competition issues arising from information sharing with competitor service providers in respect of maintenance of proprietary machines; and on brand protection in relation to proprietary equipment reconditioned by third parties not compliant with the Medical Devices Directive and other requirements

 

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