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Commercial agreements pervade an organisation’s relationships with suppliers, clients and partners and can have a fundamental impact on profitability and liability. Clyde & Co’s international commercial group has considerable experience in commercial transactions, including outsourcing, commercial and IT procurement, intellectual property, e-commerce, direct marketing and data protection.

We provide advice on all types of commercial contracts, often as part of our support on large and complex projects.  Our advice covers standard terms and conditions of business, agency distribution and franchising agreements, outsourcing arrangements, counter-trade and barter arrangements and commodity dealings.  To support this, we are able to give our clients full service advice, not only on structuring commercial transactions, but also on related matters such as intellectual property, real estate and local regulatory and licensing compliance.

Our specialist TMT teams in the UK, Middle East and Asia Pacific advise large corporates on the establishment and maintenance of large software and hardware projects, including the outsourcing and procurement of large technology projects.  We also act for a broad range of media players throughout the content creation and distribution value chain, including broadcasters, television production companies, content owners, telecommunications operators and vendors, and financial investors, as well as advertisers, event operators, and hospitality, tourism and leisure  companies.

Our team members have vast international experience, having worked across jurisdictions such as the UK, Hong Kong, Japan and India both in the TMT practices of leading law firms and for TMT sector corporates.

Clyde & Co’s IP practice is recognised as a leading practice in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Both offices hold top tier rankings across all major legal directories and industry publications. 

We advise on the full range of contentious and non-contentious IP related matters including assisting clients with trade marks, copyright, protection, enforcement, licensing, transfer and exploitation of their patents, industrial designs, domain names, know-how and trade secrets and the valuation of their intellectual property. 

We advise some of the largest and most established local, regional and global brand owners in relation to trade marks and domain names and regularly provide IP advice on complex, high value transactions and disputes across multiple jurisdictions.