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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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Gillian McCulloch
Gillian McCulloch
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Gillian McCulloch is an associate in the Technology and Media Team.
Rachel Morrison
Rachel Morrison
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Rachel is an Associate in the Technology & Media team.
Katherine Ramo
Katherine (Katia) Ramo
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Katherine Ramo is an Associate in the Technology, Media, IP and Competition (TMIC).
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 outsourcing...
Anna Greenleaves
Anna Greenleaves
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Anna Greenleaves is an Associate in the Technology and Media department.
Joy Black
Joy Calder
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Joy Black is an Associate in the Technology and Media department.
Ziggy Gray
Ziggy Gray
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Ziggy Gray is an Associate in the Oil & Gas team.
Laura Clarke
Laura R. Clarke
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Laura Clarke is an Associate in the Risk Transactions Team, which is part of Financial Markets and Pensions Practice Group.Laura specialises in advising clients on longevity and credit risk insurance...
Matt Hanson
Matthew Hanson
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Matthew is an Associate in the Tech and Media department.
Natasha Ricioppo
Natasha Ricioppo
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Manchester
Natasha Ricioppo is an Associate Solicitor in the Professional Discipline and Regulatory team within the Litigation and Arbitration department. Natasha advises regulatory clients on a range of areas including...