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Commercial lawyers

As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness and robustness of your relationships with third parties, whether they are your customers, suppliers or intermediaries. Contractual arrangements attuned to the sectors and markets in which you operate are key.

Whether you require advice on supply arrangements, services agreements, technology or telecommunications contracts, IP licensing, manufacturing agreements, consumer arrangements, software licensing, outsourcing or any other bespoke commercial arrangement, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.

We are market-leading practitioners, and have shaped many of the landmark deals in the various sectors which we serve. This means that we do not simply counsel our clients on how to paper their transactions, but work with them from the start to come up with the structure which is most effective for them, and share with them our experience of the many other deals we have executed.

Our commercial lawyers also benefit from the support of colleagues expert in complementary legal areas. Tax lawyers ensure that contracts are tax-efficient and that any liability is properly allocated between the parties. Competition law specialists enable contracts to exploit rights or distribute products as effectively as possible, within the constraints of an ever-changing legal and regulatory framework.

We don't distinguish "legal points" and "commercial points". If an issue is relevant to the deal we are working on then we will understand it and help our clients to resolve it. We also understand that contracts are important for our clients, and time-pressured. Our clients don't need to explain to us that something is urgent or critical; we know already.

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Kevin Sharara
Kevin Sharara
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Kevin is an Associate in our Technology & Media team in London UK, and specialises in advising on business-critical commercial agreements, content licensing and regulatory matters. Kevin’s practice f...
Katherine Ramo
Katherine (Katia) Ramo
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Katherine Ramo is an Associate in the Technology, Media, IP and Competition (TMIC).
Vijay Chohan
Vijay Chohan
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Vijay is an Associate in the Infrastructure and Projects team, having also completed trainee seats in Real Estate, Banking Litigation and a client secondment to a renewable energy investment...
Caroline Cooper
Caroline Cooper
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Caroline is an Associate in the Technology and Media team at CMS who has varied experience advising both UK-based and international clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including...
Jessica Foley
Jessica Foley
As­so­ci­ate
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Jessica is an Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration department.
Joy Black
Joy Calder
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Joy Black is an Associate in the Technology and Media department.
Natasha Ricioppo
Natasha Ricioppo
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Manchester
Natasha Ricioppo is an Associate Solicitor in the Professional Discipline and Regulatory team.
Laura Swithinbank
Laura Swithinbank
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Laura is an Associate in the Environment, Health & Safety Team at CMS. 
Alasdair Lamb
Alasdair Lamb
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Alasdair is an Associate in the Technology & Media department. His expertise includes consumer protection, advertising, and media rights exploitation. He has particular experience advising clients...
Catherine McAndrew
Catherine McAndrew
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Catherine McAndrew is an Associate in the Defendant Personal Injury team. Catherine specialises in Defendant Employers Liability /Public Liability Litigation.  Catherine’s current clients include ce...