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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.

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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...
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
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...
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. Her areas of expertise are the retail industry and consumer law. She runs Retail Consigliere (www.retailconsigliere.com)...
Libby Conole
Libby Conole
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Libby is a Senior Associate in the Technology and Media team and specialises in outsourcing and data protection advice. She advises a wide range of clients with a focus on the financial, retail and consumer...
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Aminder Khatkar
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Aminder is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property department. Aminder has considerable experience in advising clients in the technology, media, retail and fashion industries on all aspects of...
Cathy Wall
Cathy Wall
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Cathy is a Senior Associate in the Technology and Media team. She has particular experience in commercial contracts (including agency and distribution, sponsorship, marketing, and general terms and conditions...
Kaisa Patsalides
Kaisa Patsalides
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Kaisa is a Senior Associate in the IP department. Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious aspects of all types of soft IP, with a particular focus on brand management, litigation and...
Davinia Cowden
Davinia Cowden
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Davinia Cowden is a Senior Associate with over 16 years’ experience in advising on complex high value projects. She acts for both public and private sector clients (including investors, funders and...