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Commercial Contracts lawyers

Commercial contracts are the fundamental basis upon which any business develops and grows. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences for your business. Whether the agreements relevant to your business concern the procurement or the supply of goods, technology, information or services, or your business processes such as licensing, distribution, agency and resale, you will need legal advisers who understand your commercial imperatives and can deliver results efficiently and cost-effectively based on market knowledge and experience.

We advise both customers and suppliers on all aspects of commercial contracts from procurement and supply agreements through to marketing, advertising, distribution, agency, licensing, franchising, collaboration and R&D agreements. We advise on simple heads of terms through to complex multi-jurisdictional supplier ecosystems.

Our lawyers work with organisations in all industry sectors, including consumer products, TMT, life sciences & healthcare, financial services, energy and utilities, manufacturing and logistics.

Our clients include both growing businesses and established multinationals. CMS’ wide global coverage makes sure we are able to advise on cross-border agreements while taking into account local liabilities, sensitivities and negotiation strategies.

 
Neil Baylis
Neil Baylis
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Neil has over 20 years experience as a competition law partner and also has significant commercial and regulatory expertise.  He sits as a non-executive director on a number of boards.  His clients...
Davinia Cowden
Vini Cowden
Partner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Davinia is a Partner in the Energy & Climate Change Team at CMS.  She has over 18 years‘ experience of advising on complex high value projects and has been with the firm for 20 years.  She acts for...
Joy Davey
Joy Davey
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Joy Davey is a partner in the Financial Services & Regulation Team at CMS UK specialising in outsourcings by financial institutions. I combine both commercial and regulatory expertise when helping clients...
Dr Sam De Silva
Dr Sam De Silva
Partner
Global Co-Head of the Commercial Practice Group
United Kingdom, London
Dr Sam De Silva is an international award winning Partner in the Technology and Outsourcing practice and is the Global Co-Head of the Commercial Practice Group. Sam specialises in complex and strategic...
John Geddes
John Geddes
Partner
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
John leads the CMS Oil And Gas Team in Dubai, advising clients on transactions and projects in the oil and gas sector across the Middle East and North Africa. John focusses his practice on acquisitions...
Angela Greenough
Angela Greenough
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Angela is a partner in our Financial Services and Products team, specialising in regulated financial services outsourcing, complex commercial contracts and the operational aspects of financial services...
Rebekah Hayes
Rebekah Hayes
Partner
Head of Production Finance
United Kingdom, London
Rebekah is a Partner in our Commercial team and is head of the Production Finance Practice. She has a breadth of experience in the film and television sector acting for both producers and financiers.Rebekah...
Ailsa Ritchie
Ailsa Ritchie
Partner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Ailsa Ritchie is a partner with over 20 years’ experience advising on high value, large scale complex public procurement and joint ventures, infrastructure projects structured to extract added value...
Paul Silver
Paul Silver
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Paul Silver is a partner in the Technology and Outsourcing practice at CMS London.  Paul advises both publicly listed and private companies on technology, commercial law and intellectual property matters...
Melanie Shefford
Melanie Shefford
Of Counsel
United Kingdom, London
Melanie is Of Counsel in the Technology & Media Team and has been with the firm since 2010. She is an expert on English and European consumer protection laws, including in relation to distance selling...