Commercial decisions are at the heart of business activity.
Businesses need commercial lawyers who can help maximise the business opportunities from these decisions and avoid legal pitfalls.
We can help you to identify opportunities and strategic advantages, assess risks, exploit success and minimise the consequences of any downside. Whether you are a supplier or customer, a start-up or a large global brand, we can advise you on a wide variety of commercial matters.
Our experience comes from working in-house, as well as in private practice - most of the commercial team have undertaken a secondment with an in-house legal team equipping them with a thorough and invaluable grasp of the practical requirements of business.
Our team consists of sector specialists with a particular strength working across all the firm's key sectors, including Technology, Media & Telecoms, Retail & Leisure, Financial Services, Sport, Healthcare, and Charities. We are recognised as market leaders by our clients and independent directories.
Our team can assist you with:
- Large scale managed service and outsourcing agreements
- IT contracts
- Supply chain logistics
- Procurement through to sponsorship, merchandising, property management and marketing and advertising.
We chase solutions - whether that’s supporting your in-house team behind the scenes, providing online reviews and reports, through to full deal structure planning, leading negotiations on your behalf and advising on implementation and operational issues.
If you have international operations – we can call upon our international networks of associated firms to provide you with the local legal expertise required, where English law is not applicable.
Meet the team
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Farfetch on its joint venture agreement with Clipper Logistics plc
Farfetch is a leading online luxury retail platform.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founders of Compandben on the sale of the business to TopSource Worldwide
Compandben is one of the longest established international providers of employment solutions.
Grab the tail by the horns - Why is tail spend so critical in today’s outsourced portfolio?
It’s usually invisible, but in all likelihood, you’ve got tail spend.
Charles Russell Speechlys proud to sponsor the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at the final Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards
The awards celebrated the successes of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
Risk allocation in commercial leases: the High Court considers rent suspension, insurance and frustration arguments
Read our summary of the full judgement on the latest Covid arrears case.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Modern Networks on sale to Horizon Capital
Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT support, broadband and telecoms managed services to the UK’s commercial property sector.
What has the Covid-19 Code of Practice achieved?
Landlords are particularly concerned that the commercial property sector will continue to be impacted by COVID-19 for quite a while.
Are property guardians the solution for empty property?
A property guardian arrangement is usually made with a company which in turn grants rights to individuals to live in a vacant property.
Retail Recovery: Insolvency / Restructuring / Duties
Welcome to our new podcast series focusing on the Retail and Food and Beverage sectors.
Performance of contractual duties under Swiss law and COVID-19 health crisis
Reviewing how companies should deal with customers’ requests when the commercial contract is governed by Swiss law.
Document execution in the Kingdom of Bahrain - The use of Electronic Signatures
Considering the shift towards the use of digital documents in day-to-day transactions in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises 1Spatial plc on strategic acquisition of GEOMAP-IMAGIS and partnership with Esri
1Spatial plc is a leading provider of global geospatial software and solutions.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on sale of the Zenium Group to CyrusOne
Zenium is a leading hyperscale data center provider in Europe.
Limitation of the force majeure clause
On 3 July 2018, the High Court issued its judgment in the case of Seadrill Ghana Operations Limited v Tullow Ghana Limited.
Sweeping exclusion clauses can be reasonable under UCTA
An overview of the recent Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd case.
New rules on sub-contracting to affect TMT sector
Paul Henty reviews Action Note 01/18, designed to assist suppliers, including SMEs, in bidding for work in its supply chains.
Good Faith – can it be relied upon in English Law?
Unlike other jurisdictions there is no general doctrine of good faith in English contract law. Will Al Nehayan v Kent change this?
Charles Russell Speechlys launches new product to support retail start-ups
The Attention to Retail Toolkit aims to support start-ups and help them reduce the risk of something going wrong as their business grows.
125,000,000 reasons for Ben Stokes (and other sports stars) to focus on morality clauses
An overview of the typical ‘morality clauses’ which brands seek to include in endorsement deals.
Standards and contracts collide – lessons for IT services to learn from wind farm design defects
A recent case on the defective design and build of wind farm machinery bases is of relevance in contracts for other sectors