Commercial contracts work is at the heart of our practice and is core to everything we do. Our experience in providing general commercial advice to stand-alone companies, global corporate groups and public sector organisations is second to none.
We advise our clients on a broad range of commercial agreements including:
We routinely encounter transactions which require a suite of complex, bespoke, novel, and sometimes politically sensitive, commercial contractual documentation to suit the particular circumstances of the transaction and organisations involved.
Our multi-specialist approach enables us to advise across all practice areas in relation to commercial contracts, and much of the work we do in this area is multi-national in nature.
We understand our clients’ business needs and offer tailored solutions. We can quickly assess the risks and commercial issues involved with the contracts on which we advise, which enables us to provide both legal and strategic commercial advice.
Our key experience includes advising:
Arsenal on the strengthening of its commercial arrangement with Kroenke Sports Enterprises, the Arsenal shareholder and leading entertainment group based in the US.
Marks and Spencer in connection with the development and roll-out of its food franchising arrangements.
England and Wales Cricket Board on its major Sponsorship and Kit Supply Agreement with Adidas (UK).
Aviva on the outsourcing by its UK life business, Norwich Union Life.
Marks and Spencer on its contribution of £500 million of value to its UK defined benefit pension scheme.
Schroders on an outsourcing agreement of IT and related services with CSC.
Reuters Group on a global network services agreement with BT Group.
Centrica on entering into a tolling agreement for a power station in the Netherlands.
The Arsenal Football Club in connection with their global sponsorship, licensing, retail and merchandising arrangements with Nike.