Contracts

Contractual accuracy and rigour underpin every aspect of business. Our commercial lawyers handle all aspects of contractual work, from drafting to negotiation, supporting our clients’ day-to-day operations and tackling specific projects.

We advise on a wide variety of contracts, including:

  • Terms and conditions for goods and services (supply and purchase)
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Agency, distribution and franchise arrangements
  • IP and content licences
  • Collaboration and joint venture agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Advertising and sponsorship agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • e-commerce agreements and terms
  • Hotel management agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements

We regularly draw up standard terms for clients as well as bespoke agreements for more complex transactions and advise on the key aspects of such contracts, including warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability and liquidated damages.

Fladgate’s public sector experience enables us to help clients with purchasing arrangements in the context of the public procurement rules, including advising on and drafting framework agreements.

In the context of B2C, we help our clients to achieve compliance with consumer rights regulations, including cancellation processes for online sales.

Competition law is a key part of our contracts work. We advise on the many forms of agreements where some sort of exclusivity is included in the terms and on other forms of horizontal and vertical restrictive practices. We are experienced in assessing the issues and ensuring that our clients understand the risks involved, as well as preparing legal documentation to address these issues.

If you have any questions or queries please call Eddie on +44 (0)20 3036 7362 or email epowell@fladgate.com

Fladgate LLP advises a broad client base on domestic and international contracts, such as acting for Media & Sport Management on “off-grid” racing events in Jerusalem and Moscow. Key partners include dual-qualified South African lawyer Grant Gordon, IP and technology specialist Eddie Powell and the multilingual Alex Kaufmann. Advice is “good, quick and practical”.

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Fladgate LLP’s Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with NISA as part of its acquisition of 140 convenience stores from Morrisons. In another highlight, Alan Wetterhahn assisted BGO with an online and TV advertising campaign. Other clients include Digital Cinema Media and Krannich Solar.

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Fladgate LLP advises on a broad variety of contracts, such as the franchising of two Marco Pierre White restaurant chains on behalf of master franchisee New York Italian. A “high level of service and quality” is provided by the eight-partner team, led by Eddie Powell.

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Fladgate LLP advises on a broad spread of commercial matters, from public procurement and competition issues for the likes of ALControl to cross-border aviation contracts for Ruag Schweiz; its multi-jurisdictional capability has been in particular demand, with Andrew Kaufman recently advising a German bank on its review of customer conditions relating to an electronic banking system, including cross-border considerations.

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The practice is noted for “the way in which a single partner is careful to take care of the quality of the work and ensures that the relative specialists perform their work to a consistently high standard”. Eddie Powell heads the practice, and is “a very good client management partner”.

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Fladgate LLP gives “practical and down-to-earth advice”. It continues to act for Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova in relation to the design and construction of energy-from-waste plants throughout the UK, and recently assisted new fashion website Muse on preparing its terms and conditions and privacy policy. It also advised Pussy Drinks Ltd on a new US distribution agreement for an energy drink. Lead partner Eddie Powell specialises in IP, technology and commercial law.

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Fladgate LLP’s team specialises in operational matters and commercial agreements across a wide range of sectors, and is led by e-business and IT expert Eddie Powell. It acted for Hitachi Zosen Inova AG in the design and construction of energy-from-waste plants throughout the UK. The team also advised a leading medical professional body in negotiations with Premium Credit, a Bank of America subsidiary, relating to a multimillion-pound subscription credit scheme.

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Fladgate LLP advises a broad client base on domestic and international contracts, such as acting for Media & Sport Management on “off-grid” racing events in Jerusalem and Moscow. Key partners include dual-qualified South African lawyer Grant Gordon, IP and technology specialist Eddie Powell and the multilingual Alex Kaufmann. Advice is “good, quick and practical”.

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  • Global hotel group – contracts relating to a CHP project on five UK sites.
  • Clear Vision Limited – negotiations with various commercial partners relating to the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of various titles including Power Rangers, My Little Pony and Marvel.
  • Leading refrigeration systems provider – negotiating the building and servicing of refrigeration equipment at regional distribution centres for Sainsbury’s and Lidl.
  • Cambridge Assessment – negotiation of their global logistics and distribution arrangements with UPS.
  • Leading management and organisation consultancy – advising on its appointment as a key supplier to a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Russian Time – drafting and negotiating various commercial arrangements for GP2 motor racing team, Russian Time, including driver agreements, technical operations arrangements and event participation agreement.
  • Cambridge Assessment – significant outsourcing agreement between Cambridge Assessment, Europe’s largest education assessment agency and Océ Business Services, one of the world’s leading providers of print technology and production.
  • Devilfish – commercial agreements for the provision of strategic, creative and production services to film and online channels including Disney’s Club Penguin, Canal +, A&E Television Networks, The History Channel (UK), Sundance Channel LLC and NGC-UK Partnership.
  • Jamie Barber, bar and restaurant entrepreneur and owner of Hush, and his co-shareholders – sale of the high-end Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana to Hakkasan Limited.
  • Pussy Drinks Limited – distribution and licensing of its “Pussy” energy drink throughout Europe.