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Realising a commercial strategy usually involves a wide range of stakeholders, from suppliers to contractors and customers to regulators.

Ensuring that a customer proposition and underlying contracts are fit for purpose and don’t fall foul of commercial, consumer or competition laws requires sector-specific and overarching expertise, together with acute attention to detail.

 

From advising on ‘route to market’ strategies, such as agency, distribution, franchise and IP licensing through to business process outsourcing, sponsorship and consumer law (including regulatory investigations), we provide commercially savvy advice in a manner that helps you to cut through the complexities, manage risk and achieve your goals.

 Lewis Silkin Commercial

We can help to achieve ‘win-win' outcomes for clients and counterparties.  We communicate clearly and succinctly.  We will tell you if something is ‘market’ or not, and we don’t shy away from numbers.  We will tailor our service to your needs, which might mean an end-to-end service on a complex project or a simple ‘red flag’ report of key risks.  We stand out from many other law firms in having specialist commercial and consumer law experts whose deep experience is sector-specific and spans advising blue chip multi-nationals, start-ups, high growth businesses and investors.


 

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