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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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Sarah Hanson
Part­ner
Co-Chair Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
Singapore
United Kingdom, London
Sarah Hanson is a co-chair of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Group for CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. She has specialised in high value, cross-border commercial, intellectual property...
Hannah Curtis
Hannah Curtis
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Bristol
Hannah Curtis is a partner in the Technology & Media Team and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Sector Group. Hannah works across a number of sectors but has a particular focus on life sciences &...
Loretta Pugh
Dr. Loretta Pugh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Loretta advises on data protection, cyber security, technology, outsourcing and commercial transactions. She is a specialist in data protection and cyber security and advises across a wide range of industry...
Duncan Turner
Duncan Turner
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Duncan is a partner in the Technology Media and Telecommunications Team at CMS Edinburgh.  Duncan specialises in information technology, intellectual property, data protection and commercial contracts....
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,...
Caroline Kurup
Caroline Kurup
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Caroline is a partner in the Pensions Team at CMS London. Qualifying as a solicitor over 12 years ago, in Australia, Caroline has almost 10 years of experience in pensions law. She has experience in corporate...
Anna Soilleux-Mills
Anna Soilleux-Mills
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Anna is a partner in the Commercial Department with a particular focus on the gambling, media and technology industries. Her expertise encompasses gambling, e-commerce, data protection, advertising and...
Nicholas Vergette
Nicholas Vergette
Part­ner
Lawyer
United Kingdom, London
Nicholas is a Partner in our Commercial Property team advising on the acquisition, development and disposal of warehouse/distribution office, mixed use investments, all aspects of development site assembly...
Iain Stansfield
Iain Stansfield
Part­ner
Practice Group Leader, Technology, Media, Intellectual Property and Competition
United Kingdom, London
Iain Stansfield has over 20 years' experience providing strategic advice to clients involved in the development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property. This includes brands, content and...
Dominic Dryden
Dominic Dryden
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Dominic is an award-winning Technology and Sourcing lawyer. He has deep expertise in the structuring and negotiating of complex commercial transactions, in particular, IT and business process outsourcings...