Commercial contracts

Our solicitors advise the public sector on a full range of commercial transactions from routine procurements for goods and services and franchising to major, complex, high value and innovative PPP projects.

We provide expert support for contract formation, drafting and negotiation, together with a Company Secretary service. We also advise on strategy, risk transfer and bidder analysis. As experts in procurement law, we advise on procurement procedures such as competitive dialogue, state aid, vires and funding arrangements.

Our data and privacy lawyers advise on associated issues related to freedom of information, and the protection and disposal of intellectual property rights also forms a key part of our commercial practice area.

As outsourcing and shared services solicitors, our employment specialists provide full support on TUPE and pensions aspects of commercial contracts.

For a number of local authorities, we carry out all routine contract formation work. This allows us to invest time in setting up integrated systems with the client to ensure their internal reporting and contracting codes are followed as a matter of course.

Our experts advise on commercial strategies, negotiating positions, tactics and techniques and provide training courses for both lay and legal clients on general contracts updates, application of procurement and state aid law, commercial strategies, negotiating positions, tactics and techniques.

We are on the Crown Commercial Service (formerly the Government Procurement Service) commercial and IT panels, and a number of other approved panels.

Case highlights

  • Advising a world-leading sound production company on its commercial agreement with Google for the provision of sound production services.
  • Advising a large Austrian highways infrastructure business on a range of commercial contract and litigation matters.
  • Advising an SME ICT Company on a commercial contract relating to an ICT Platform for educational learning services.
  • Advising an NHS Trust on a commercial contract relating to the collation and analysis of data to provide clinical insights for commercial exploitation purposes.

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