Computer systems and software lie at the very heart of the business world, a state of affairs that will become ever more entrenched as new technologies and products continue to evolve and offer new and improved operational, administrative and commercial solutions and businesses embrace these in the race for competitive advantage.
For those unfamiliar with the purchase of hardware, software and support services especially with the terminology – IT procurement can be a daunting process, and even for the more experienced the contractual documentation involved can be detailed and complex, with many issues needing to be considered in order to ensure that the terms being offered are the right ones to meet your business needs.
Matters such as restrictions on numbers of concurrent users of software, intra-group usage, support service levels and who owns the IP rights to the software all need careful thought.
Spearing Waite’s computing and IT lawyers can provide expert guidance to inform your thinking and help you understand what you are purchasing and exactly what you are getting for your money.
Whether your procurement needs are confined to a single software product or you are installing a completely new system, or you are a provider of IT products and services looking to ensure that your terms of business are clear, comprehensive, user friendly and effectively manage your legal and commercial risk, we have the expertise to meet your requirements. Our experts have an established reputation for providing sound, valuable advice to clients in the following areas:
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.
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 help or advice please contact the specialists at Spearing Waite.
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