Commercial

Our commercial team understands the legal complexities that underlie the relationships and agreements underpinning your business. We take the time to understand what you do and your commercial objectives. This enables us to operate seamlessly as an extension of your team, helping you to manage risk and capture opportunities – in the process becoming the people you turn to for business guidance, not just legal advice.

Commercial agreements are key to business success. They play a central role in maximising revenues and profitability as well as controlling and managing risk. It is therefore essential that contracts and other commercial agreements are structured to reflect organisational strategy and operational objectives as well as competitive and regulatory environments.

Click here to read how we supported growth within Kyocera.

Advice is regularly provided on:

  • Agency, distribution & franchising
  • Competition law issues
    Businesses need to understand and manage the risks associated with competition law compliance, both at a UK level and on an European level. Managing that risk requires self-awareness of the businesses, its market, its behaviour and effects. This extends into commercial relationships with others, how technology is licensed and shared and may also affect the ways in which the business supplies and prices its products and services, partners with others or grows by way of acquisitions.

    Self-awareness also requires having procedures and policies in place when dealing with the Competition & Markets Authority as well as being able to respond promptly to investigations and litigation as assertions by competitors and customers that the business may be acting in an anti-competitive manner.

  • Data protection
  • Digital business
    Doing business online is now an integral part of modern business. It has opened up new international opportunities and markets for products and services. This dynamic environment comes with a host of new regulations and requirements both locally and where your customers are located, those requirements need to be identified and met in order to trade and do business successfully and securely. 
  • International trading agreements
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures and partnering
  • Labelling & packaging
    Products require careful labelling, packaging and branding. Advice and assistance is provided with both regulatory and commercial labelling and packaging requirements in the UK and further afield.
  • Licensing
    An overwhelming number of commercial arrangements are based on the concept of providing rights to use but not own what is made available. This form of commercial arrangement is growing in popularity with the concept of providing services when products were conventionally "sold".

    It is in the interests of all concerned that clear and precise rights of use are identified and documented in clear and concise terms. This is a skill that our team has developed and can provide across the wide diversity of licence based relationships.
  • Major supply contracts, both procurement and delivery, including tenders
  • Outsourcing agreements and the procurement of managed services
    The ability to flexibly having someone else undertake what the business has been doing internally can provide significant operational and cost advantages. If done correctly, it can enable management to focus on essential parts of their business and gain a competitive advantage.

    Our team includes lawyers with significant in-house experience of procuring outsourcing services on projects both in the UK and internationally. It also regularly works with outsourcing providers helping them to ensure services are delivered effectively, to measurable service levels and cost efficiently.
  • Technology law
    Boyes Turner has been ranked one of the UK's leading technology law firms for well over a decade. Much of our team's work focuses on helping clients to sell, supply and deliver products and services to customers globally. The firm's international legal network plays an important role in this.

    Clients include technology solutions providers - both home grown and subsidiaries of foreign parented companies establishing their EMEA operation through setting up in the UK. Many of these have evolved with the convergence of technologies and include software developers, ISP's, ASP's, SAAS, mobile telephone manufacturers, retail systems solutions businesses, data platform providers, communications solutions businesses and telephony services providers.

    A significant number of clients are reliant on their technology platforms and considerable experience exists of procuring critical systems and applications. 
  • Trading agreements

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