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Commercial

All businesses are involved in the buying or selling of goods or services and need advice on commercial law. As such, our commercial lawyers deal with the real world.

We advise British and overseas business in all industries in doing business both in the UK and internationally.

Much of our work is for principals and agents and suppliers and distributors.  Many of our clients are in the fashion industry where we act for businesses across the supply chain from designers through to retailers

Increasingly we act for UK independent schools and other education service providers in setting up international franchise and other overseas operations.

Our expertise includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial arrangements, assisting from start to finish until agreement is reached.

Sometimes we are called upon to advise on how our clients can get out of the agreements into which they have entered at which point we can be inventive! But always commercial advice is provided in context as we provide realistic solutions to suit our clients’ needs.

Read about our most recent experience here

What others say about us:

"They're excellent. They keep themselves up to date and are polite, courteous and efficient."
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"They're efficient and quick to react."
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"Great to work with"
(Legal 500, 2019)

One client says: "I'm very impressed. They provide a very good service."
(Chambers UK, 2018)

"I found them to be very good; they were very knowledgeable and their advice was sound."
(Chambers UK, 2017)

''They do an excellent job. They have a deep knowledge of the practice area, and they give excellent, appropriate advice. The strength of the team is outstanding''.
(Chambers UK, 2016)

‘'Everyone I deal with at the firm exhibits a deep level of commitment, and I would have no hesitations recommending them to others''.
(Chambers UK, 2016)

"They are knowledgeable, informative and helpful."
(Chambers UK, 2015)


Recent news, articles and deals:

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Brexit and your future business contracts: what should you consider now?more
Brexit and your existing business contracts: what should you consider now?more
Delays in delivery - Check the force majeure clause!more
Five things to be learnt from Superdry’s design rights infringement win against Animalmore
The music stops for Topshop more
Summary of consumer rights regulationsmore
The way the cookies crumblemore
Closing doors: a conflict of lawsmore
Russian action shows need for an exit strategymore
Fox Williams LLP acts for Tennants Consolidated Limited on cross border acquisitionmore
Software licence agreement – High Court dismisses argument for an implied licence containing payment obligationsmore
Using patents to protect software and business methodsmore
Force Majeure Clauses - A Means of Protection?more
Distributors gain a new powermore
R22 – What Effect will the EU’s ban have on Commercial Property?more
Does your website comply with Distance Selling Regulations?more
Dealing with commercial disputesmore
Consignment agents and the Commercial Agents Regulations - a tough sell?more
Voyageurs, placements & representants v. commercial agentsmore
The importance of being honest: how credible is your witness?more
Has your business taken adequate steps to protect it from any future Eurozone currency changes?more
Steve Sidkin quoted in the Telegraph on Commercial Agents Pension Problemsmore


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Stephen Sidkin
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2505
slsidkin@foxwilliams.com

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Simon Bennett
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2522
sbennett@foxwilliams.com


Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze