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Clyde & Co provides expert guidance on contracts and agreements across the private and public sectors, ensuring clients have commercial arrangements that minimise risk and maximise profitability.

Supporting clients with dynamic and commercially astute advice

We understand that an organisation’s contracts and commercial agreements are of pivotal importance to its success. We align with our clients’ in-house teams to ensure such arrangements are robust, appropriate and pragmatic.

Our knowledge and experience extends across all spheres of activity in both the public and private sectors. We work with organisations across the globe, assisting them on a domestic or international basis.

One area of specialism is outsourcing. We understand the key issues, including client service levels, confidentiality and security, and dispute resolution. Our specialists work with clients and providers of outsourced services before, during and after an agreement is in place. We are also well-regarded for corporate secretarial, company administration and general corporate compliance services.

Another focus for Clyde & Co is information technology and communications, encompassing both hardware and software functions. We are one of the first and only law firms to specialize in cyber liability and we are at the forefront of drafting cyber policies.

We have experience of negotiating with the major players in the IT sector, as well as more boutique operations, always with our clients’ commercial interests to the fore.

Our Commercial Work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Common-use Terminal.

    Advising the Airport's Local User Board on its agreement for the provision of Common Use Terminal equipment and the provision of Common Use Self-Service kiosks at Kenya's main airport.

    Kenya

    Intellectual Property issues during purchase

    Advising an African airline on the IP aspects of a purchase of a fleet of aircraft from Airbus.

    Nigeria
  • Franchise arrangements in the GCC for a US retailer

    Advising a leading US retailer in relation to its franchise arrangements in the GCC, incorporating a development target of almost 100 stores

    United States
  • Fashion franchising arrangements in China

    Acting for an international fashion retailer with respect to franchising arrangements in China

    China

    Outsourcing electronics contracts to China

    Advising Best Buy in relation to various outsourcing contracts in China as well as general commercial matters

    China

    China IP advice - roads and maintenance firm

    Advising global market-leading road construction and maintenance machinery provider on patent infringement litigation against a Chinese company and secured a first instance judgment of RMB500,000 in compensation and succeeded in defending the client's patents from the Chinese company's...

    China

    China IP - water filtration patent protection

    Advising leading manufacturer of water filtration equipment on patent infringement by a Chinese national. The Chinese national copied a patented cartridge and filed a utility model patent application for the copy-design. As China does not conduct a prior art search for utility model...

    China

    Termination and purchase of fashion franchising arrangements

    Advising a leading European fashion brand on the termination of existing franchising arrangements in the region and the associated purchase of the franchisees businesses in both Hong Kong and Macau, including regulatory issues

    Hong Kong
  • International health insurer fronting in the Middle East

    Advising an international health insurer in relation to the fronting of its products in the Middle East, including specific advice in relation to outsourcing and data protection requirements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    Restaurant rollout and international expansion strategy

    Advising a UAE developed and owned restaurant brand on its expansion strategy and rollout internationally, including advising on its regulatory requirements concerning franchise agreements and protection of its IP assets

    United Arab Emirates

    Hotel brand expansion into new Middle Eastern markets

    Acting for a listed international hotel brand on a range of franchise issues in 7 core Middle Eastern markets, including localisation of the suite of franchise documents and providing related advice on enforceability, negotiation and support on local operational issues such as regulatory...

    United Arab Emirates

    Outsourcing Halliburtons global data security services

    Advising Halliburton on the negotiations for the outsourcing of its global data security services to an off-shore IT provider.

    United Arab Emirates

    Implementing a governments E-business strategy

    Advising a Middle Eastern government on its implementation of an e-business strategy, including drafting enabling legislation relating to the setting up of an e-commerce and media free zone within the Middle East.

    United Arab Emirates

    Launching online products in the Middle East

    Advising an online giant in respect of the launch of certain of its high profile online products in the Middle East.

    United Arab Emirates

    Regional e-commerce provider

    Advising on the launch of a new digital concierge and e-booking service to promote the retail offerings of third parties in the UAE. The app is proprietary and has been developed by a team of in-house developers. We have prepared the terms for launch of the app and advised on issues concerning...

    United Arab Emirates

    Digital smart card manufacturer

    Supporting our client in negotiations with a local service provider appointed by several regional banks to supply smart cards enabled with near field technology for contactless payment technology.

    United Arab Emirates
  • Airport Fuel Supply Agreements

    Advising an international oil company on its fuel supply agreements with different European airports.

    Germany

    Advising Russian Coal Producer on English Sale Contracts

    Advising a Russian coal producer on the drafting of several of their English law sale contracts and re-drafting their precedent contracts

    Russian Federation

    Outsourcing data management systems

    Advising a leading global software supplier on the outsourcing of its import management and dealer management systems by one of Russia's largest car dealerships,

    Russian Federation

    Acquisition and Delivery of New Aircraft

    Advising an airline on aircraft procurement, from drafting responses to manufacturers for proposals, sourcing and acquisition of aircraft, drafting specifications on the fitting out of aircraft, delivery issues, taking delivery of the aircraft, and advising on contracts with providers of...

    United Kingdom

    Aircraft Supplier Contract Arrangements

    Advising a supplier of aircraft seats and galley equipment on all aspects of its contractual arrangements with its customers.

    United Kingdom

    Airline E-ticket sales

    Advising various airlines and travel operators on their arrangements regarding the online sale of tickets and related payments.

    United Kingdom

    Aviation Intellectual Property Issues

    Advising a range of clients operating in the aviation sector on a variety of IP issues including advice on trademark and brand strategy and protection, potential trade mark oppositions, copyright issues and trademark renewal strategies.

    United Kingdom

    Complex commercial dispute involving an outsourcing company

    Advising the insurers of a national insurance outsourcing company in a complex claim brought by an insurer against the outsourcing company relating to an agreement under which the company provided claims handling services for the insurer’s motor book.

    United Kingdom

    Outsourcing G4S PLC's IT services

    Advising G4S PLC on the outsourcing of a range of IT services to Fujitsu

    United Kingdom

    RBS Insurance software development, licensing and support

    Advising RBS Insurance on the development, licensing and support of third-party software for use in connection with its personal lines business

    United Kingdom

Our Commercial team

Lee Bacon
Lee Bacon

Partner

Ross Barfoot
Ross Barfoot

Partner

Arturo Bello
Arturo Bello

Partner

Ian Birdsey
Ian Birdsey

Partner

Chris Burdett
Chris Burdett

Partner

Carrie Chen
Carrie Chen

Local Partner

Ian Chung
Ian Chung

Partner

Peter Coles
Peter Coles

Partner & Head of Aviation of APAC

Jo-Anne Demers
Jo-Anne Demers

Partner

John Flaherty
John Flaherty

Partner

David Hansom
David Hansom

Partner

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