In the UK as in other developed economies, the establishment and enforcement of an effective regime to regulate and penalise anti-competitive practices is key to ensuring a level business playing field and the creation of a marketplace in which fair competition reigns for the ultimate benefit of consumers and business users.
Compliance with this regime is vital. The sanctions for breach of our anti-competition laws are damaging and designed to be so, ranging from fines of up to 10% of annual worldwide turnover, to imprisonment for individuals involved in anti-competitive behaviour. In addition the reputational damage that an organisation can suffer, or the disruption to operations, expense and sheer stress of dealing with regulatory investigations have the potential to cause significant harm to its future well-being and can even jeopardise its very existence.
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.
The Spearing Waite commercial team has a wealth of experience of guiding clients successfully through the process of domestic and international growth and advising on the most effective franchising & distribution structures to achieve this objective.
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.
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.
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