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.

Our in-depth knowledge of the law, combined with broad experience in numerous 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.

We have trained our dedicated lawyers to specialise in commercial contract law, as we believe it is too important to be part of a wider discipline.

We work with our litigation, regulatory, tax, employment 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.

The types of arrangement upon which we regularly advise include:

  • agency (including commercial agents);
  • co-operation;
  • distribution/logistics;
  • facilities management;
  • franchising;
  • hotel management and operations;
  • information technology sourcing, supply and related services;
  • IP licensing;
  • outsourcing;
  • research and development;
  • sponsorship;
  • supply of goods; and
  • supply of services (permanent as well as transitional).

What people are saying

"Macfarlanes LLP’s full-service capabilities enable it to assist clients with a myriad of issues connected with outsourcing agreements, franchising, advertising and marketing."

The UK Legal 500 2017