Expanding the reach of your brand and finding new routes to market are essential aims for any business with growth aspirations. The rewards can be substantial but the challenges presented by moving into new markets are also significant, especially if you are looking to do so for the first time.
As well as advising you in strategic terms on the most appropriate vehicle to deliver your expansion plans, we will advise you on how to negotiate the various legislative and regulatory requirements that your growing business will need to meet, such as the EU Commercial Agents Directive and EU Competition laws including Block Exemptions, and explain how you can protect your branding and technology in other jurisdictions.
Our experience of different sectors of industry and business is widespread and, if local legal advice should be required in order to support your ventures into new overseas markets, we can help you identify practitioners who can provide you with the advice that you need.
Franchising is a specialised area for lawyers and obtaining the right advice can be challenging. At Spearing Waite we have individuals with a proven track record in this field having advised many businesses, including some household names, both on the franchising of a business model and the management of existing franchise networks.
If you are considering franchising your business internationally or are currently doing so, we have experience of international franchising, including master franchise arrangements, in both Continental Europe and Asia.
We also act for franchisees, and if you are considering taking a franchise of a business we can review the proposed franchise agreement and provide a written report on a fixed fee basis.
For all businesses, regardless of their nature, resources or size, buying and selling goods and services represents the very essence of what they do. Spearing Waite's commercial lawyers have the expertise to advise you on the most suitable and cost effective solution for each of your commercial transactions.
Manufacturers need to ensure that they are equipped to maximise competitive advantage. Spearing Waite can help you ensure that your contracting arrangements and supporting documentation are robust and fit for purpose
Data protection is a hot topic for all businesses with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. Spearing Waite can steer you through the minefield.
Spearing Waite's commercial lawyers advise manufacturers and retailers on all areas of advertising and sales promotion.
The commercial lawyers at Spearing Waite have the expertise to help you ensure that you stay on the right side of competition law. You can rely on our knowledge and support.
Spearing Waite's commercial team contains individuals with proven expertise in many areas of the world of sport. You can put your faith in the technical and sector knowledge of our people.
Spearing Waite's commercial lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you to ensure that your business remains compliant, whilst meeting your commercial needs.
Whether you need advice on terms of supply, transportation and logistics, or regulatory considerations such as EU Procurement Rules, Spearing Waite can provide you with the practical and commercially robust support that you need.
Outsourcing allows organisations to concentrate on their core strengths and focus on their real business, and can be a highly effective means of creating efficiencies and driving profitability through cost savings. It also enables investment to be focused on key functions.
Spearing Waite can provide you with the right legal advice at the outset and ensure that your collaborative R&D relationships with co-developers, licensors and licensees and other outside bodies are properly documented using comprehensive and properly drafted contract documents.
For expert commercial advice contact the legal specialists at Spearing Waite.
Contact the team using the form below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225
Contact the team using the form below, or call on +44 (0)116 262 4225