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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 of our Commercial team has a strong technology bias and we advise a broad range of clients across a number of sectors including med-tech and life sciences, 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 agreements and distribution arrangements
  • End-user licence agreements
  • Digital media and entertainment arrangements
  • Franchise, distribution, agency, and standard form commercial terms of supply and purchase
  • Data protection and privacy, including drafting privacy, data protection, retention and data breach policies, advising on data sharing, processing arrangements and international transfers, and assisting with subject access requests and data breaches 

We also offer advice on financial regulatory matters, 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 on the sale of Divergent Technologies Ltd, a London-based Web3 engineering team and a market leader in NFT and smart contract solutions, to US company Proof Holdings, Inc
  • Acted on the sale of Trusted Data Solutions’ legacy data management business to Kerv
  • Advised NorthRow on the terms of its SaaS agreement with a large international software company specialising in employee payroll solutions
  • Advising Creditsafe Group on an alliance agreement for developing new services for its customers
  • Advising the shareholders of software developer, Jane IT Systems Limited, on the sale of its business to Juniper Education Holdings Limited, a provider of tailored software, training and professional services to schools and learning organisations
  • 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 its 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


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


“A highly trusted and experienced team who can always be relied upon to provide intelligent and practical advice, on what can often be highly complex and fast-moving data-related transactions.”

Cordelia Payne, Intellectual Property Partner at Acuity Law

Cordelia Payne

Consultant Partner

Declan Goodwin

Diego Garrigues, Partner at Acuity Law

Diego Garrigues

Consultant Partner

John Haggis

Jon Hill, Partner at Acuity Law

Jon Hill

Consultant Partner
Phil Pugh, Partner at Acuity Law

Phil Pugh

Rachelle Sellek, Commercial & Technology Partner at Acuity Law

Rachelle Sellek

Tessa Laws, Partner at Acuity Law

Tessa Laws

Tom Saunderson, Partner at Acuity Law

Tom Saunderson


Adam Munn


John Tay


Alistair Slack

Trainee Solicitor
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