Commercial agreements and business matters
We regularly assist clients with their business matters, commercial agreements and disputes. This work covers a range of commercial matters, preparing and negotiating commercial contracts and dealing with disputes as well as drafting company documents for newly formed or well-established companies. We are often retained by clients on an ongoing basis, our work includes:
- Preparation of a wide range of commercial contracts;
- Non-disclosure agreements;
- Sponsorship and digital matters;
- Compromise agreements;
- Agreements relating to the transfer of data;
- Shareholders’ agreements;
- Director service agreements;
- Articles of association; and
- Various aspects of litigation and dispute resolution arising out of contracts.
Technology and E-commerce
We are experienced in all aspects of digital industry, whether the client is a technology business or an individual or business engaging with digital/technology.
Lorna Caddy has a strong practice advising clients in these areas and is highly praised by clients in these fields. We regularly assist clients with intellectual property rights issues stemming from use of technology. We advise on both contentious issues (for example, disputes over ownership of IP) and non-contentious issues (for example, preparing IT contracts such as service agreements).
Our lawyers are also highly experienced in assisting start-up companies, as well established businesses, with matters such as website terms and conditions, handling of data, privacy and cookie policies, non-disclosure agreements, licensing in and out of intellectual property rights and general e-commerce advice.
Our work includes:
- Digital content;
- IT contracts;
- Data privacy;
- Trade secrets;
- Website terms and conditions;
- Privacy and cookie policies;
- IP licensing;
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs); and
Sponsorship and Advertising
Our lawyers have extensive experience dealing with advertising issues for clients, whether that be compliance with advertising regulation and codes of practice, clearance of intellectual property rights, use of social media to advertise or dealing with Advertising Standards Authority complaints. We have also advised clients on sponsorship and licensing issues and, naturally, these are matters which occupied Natalie Wignall in her previous role at Liverpool FC.
Our work includes:
- ASA complaints;
- Sponsorship agreements;
- Pre-publication advice (broadcast and print);
- Rights clearance; and
- Data privacy.