Commercial contracts


Given the security of revenue and liability that commercial contracts are intended to provide, it is essential that they stand up to robust scrutiny, if necessary by the courts in the event of a dispute.

We have trained our lawyers to specialise in commercial contract law, as we believe this is too important to be part of a wider discipline. Our in-depth knowledge of the law, combined with broad experience in myriad industry sectors, enables us to help our clients to enter contracts that work on a day-to-day basis as well as stand the test of time while, where appropriate, minimising their risks and maximising their opportunities.

Our experience of distribution, supply, agency and purchasing arrangements enables us to draw on the experiences of different industries, develop solutions where negotiations might otherwise stall and ensure that the contractual language accurately and practically achieves the parties’ intentions. We liaise with our litigation and anti-trust colleagues to ensure that agreements are as watertight and enforceable as possible, drawing on their wide experience to provide rounded solutions for our clients.


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    Chambers UK 2015

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