Commercial contracts

Commercial contracts

"Shoosmiths' commercial contracts team 'epitomises professionalism - they are just what in-house counsel require - very experienced; intelligent; commercially minded; and supreme negotiators'."

The Legal 500

Excellent service and legal advice from a team specialising in commercial contracts delivering an amazing client experience for companies in the UK.

Robust commercial contracts are central to the success of all businesses. We understand that at Shoosmiths. That's why we have one of the largest dedicated commercial law teams in the UK.

In fact, we have been ranked a top 10 law firm for commercial law by reference to the number of FTSE clients for whom we act.

Our philosophy is simple. We put our clients at the very heart of everything we do and work tirelessly to ensure that clients' commercial objectives are met through the contracts we draft and negotiate.

Many of our lawyers have worked in house 'at the coal face', so we appreciate how important it is to provide technically excellent commercial advice in context.

We do not sit on the fence or advise from the comfort of an ivory tower.

Our lawyers understand the need for the law to work in real life situations and we are viewed as allies to our clients rather than arms-length legal advisers.

Indeed, you will find our partnering approach allows us to act as an extension of your legal team, providing a proactive, responsive and seamless service.

From contracts for e-business to major outsourcing projects, and whether relating to purchasing, production, marketing, selling, infrastructure or technology, we are here to help.

Do not just take our word for it, though. Among our existing commercial contracts clients are:

  • Alliance Boots plc
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • British American Tobacco plc
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Experian plc
  • IKEA
  • Informa plc
  • McDonald's
  • Major high street lender
  • Thomas Cook
  • Volkswagen Group