Rachelle Sellek, Commercial & Technology Partner at Acuity Law

Commercial & Technology

Overview
Work
Team

Commercial relationships must be carefully considered, clearly documented, and properly managed to be effective.

Properly drafted contracts are at the heart of every successful business. Whether it’s with suppliers, customers, or agents, watertight agreements are the best way to protect your business interests and manage risks.

The work that our Commercial team does has a strong technology bias and we advise a broad range of clients across a number of sectors including med-tech and lifesciences, software and IT, telecoms, digital media, universities, and spinouts.

We have extensive experience in advising companies (whether supply-side or end-user/demand-side) on the legal, regulatory, contractual, and commercial aspects that arise including:

  • Joint ventures, collaboration agreements, and strategic alliances
  • Outsourcings and major contracts
  • Software licensing and distribution arrangements
  • Digital media and entertainment arrangements
  • Franchise, distribution, agency, and standard form commercial terms of supply and purchase

We also offer advice on financial regulatory issues including FCA, consumer credit, anti-money laundering, and terrorist financing obligations.

By identifying the key commercial issues and the right strategic approach, we ensure that you are contracting with the other party on the best terms possible.

  • Advising Creditsafe Group on an alliance agreement for developing new services for its customers
  • Supporting ScanSource on contractual matters arising from the restructuring of its UK business
  • Advising Ice Arena Wales on the operation of its ice sports arena and the naming rights for the arena
  • Advising Aqualisa on various contracts for its operations, including warehousing and stock management arrangements
  • Advising Portman Healthcare on its payroll services contract
  • Drafting and negotiating an agreement to appoint a restaurant operator at a property leased by a company in which it has invested
  • Advising a leading ultrafast fibre broadband provider on various rural communications network infrastructure programmes across the UK
  • Advising Progressive Technology Solutions on various international SaaS, reseller, IT services and software development agreements with their international clients in the oil and gas industry, including those in the North Sea and Nigeria
  • Advising Creditsafe on various licensing and support agreements and IT and telecommunications matters
  • Advising a leading UK university on commercialising various mobile apps and drafting the associated terms and conditions of use and privacy policies
  • Advising a health and social care charity on its middle and back-office business and IT transformation programme
  • Advising myPinPad, a global leader in payment acceptance and authentication software solutions, and its parent company Licentia Group on corporate, IT, communications, and contractual matters

Accolades

  • The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.

  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year
    Wales Legal Awards 2020

  • The Tech and Communications Team is ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500.