Our team of transactions specialists helps clients prepare, negotiate, enforce or exit all types of commercial agreements, ranging from standard supply & purchasing terms or service agreements to more complex agreements covering issues such as development & collaboration, manufacturing & supply, distribution, sales agency, franchising or outsourcing. Intellectual property rights are often a key feature of such agreements and our expertise in that area sets us apart from our competitors.
For our industry-leading pharmaceutical clients, we have recently advised on manufacturing and supply-related transactions and template agreements, including agreements covering the supply of raw materials and active pharmaceutical ingredients, development services, technology transfers and contract manufacturing of APIs and finished products. We’ve drafted a set of standard supply terms for the UK affiliate of a global pharmaceutical company, and a variety of distribution agreements, including a fully funded homecare supply model, an exclusive wholesaler model, consignment stock provisions and a named patient supply programme.
Outside the pharma area, interesting recent projects have included the provision of strategic advice on terminating a distribution agreement, including related advice on the UK Commercial Agents Regulations, and we’ve also worked with an Austrian-based meteorology company on an IT services agreement for global network and co-location services with an Indian-based technology company.
Across multiple sectors, we apply our expertise to help your business thrive.