Realising a commercial strategy usually involves a wide range of stakeholders, from suppliers to contractors and customers to regulators.
Ensuring that a customer proposition and underlying contracts are fit for purpose and don’t fall foul of commercial, consumer or competition laws requires sector-specific and overarching expertise, together with acute attention to detail.
From advising on ‘route to market’ strategies, such as agency, distribution, franchise and IP licensing through to business process outsourcing, sponsorship and consumer law (including regulatory investigations), we provide commercially savvy advice in a manner that helps you to cut through the complexities, manage risk and achieve your goals.
We can help to achieve ‘win-win' outcomes for clients and counterparties. We communicate clearly and succinctly. We will tell you if something is ‘market’ or not, and we don’t shy away from numbers. We will tailor our service to your needs, which might mean an end-to-end service on a complex project or a simple ‘red flag’ report of key risks. We stand out from many other law firms in having specialist commercial and consumer law experts whose deep experience is sector-specific and spans advising blue chip multi-nationals, start-ups, high growth businesses and investors.
Corporate Governance and Insolvency reforms25 October 2018
The UK Government is implementing measures to strengthen corporate governance and insolvency laws. The aim is to increase accountability, improve creditor protection and promote company rescue. This note comments on a selection of the proposals which were published at the end of the summer.
Lewis Silkin French Desk advises long term client Sopra Steria (Euronext Paris) on the acquisition of lending solutions provider Sword Apak25 October 2018
The Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised its long term client Sopra Steria on its acquisition, through its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software, of lending solutions software provider Sword Apak, a subsidiary of Sword Group.
James Gill and Rebecca Emery write for Essential Retail: Modernising consumer markets: what changes are on the horizon?14 August 2018
In an article for Essential Retail, James Gill and Rebecca Emery discuss the Government’s “Modernising Consumer Markets” Green Paper and the three principles for improving modern consumer markets.
Sports Q&A – Corporate governance - key things to know29 June 2018
I’m taking on an in-house role with a professional sports team and will have responsibility for ensuring the board meets its corporate governance requirements. What are some of the key things I should know?
James Gill and Rebecca Emery write for Essential Retail - Connected Retail: Where next for IoT and GDPR07 June 2018
Apparently, some 26 billion devices will be IoT (Internet of Things) connected by 2020, at least according to one estimate. The use of IoT is becoming increasingly ubiquitous - connected devices range from visible fitness and health wearables to less visible IoT devices embedded in fridges, heating systems, vehicles and cloud platforms. In their article, James and Rebecca ask, where next for IoT and GDPR?
The Perils of Poor Security26 January 2018
James Gill and Bryony Long look at the ICO’s recent fining of Carphone Warehouse, and some of the practical steps you can take to help prevent a similar experience.
Competition watchdog’s open letter to the creative industries12 September 2017
The UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has published an open letter to the creative industries on competition law. The letter reminds businesses that certain conduct that undermines competition in those industries is illegal.