Commercial Contracts

Our services help clients deal with the entire range of legal and commercial issues that they face every day, including procurement, contracts, IT, outsourcing, intellectual property, data protection, and competition. Our teams are fully integrated with colleagues across the firm involved in employment, property, regulatory and transactional work. We advise both national and international organisations on the full lifecycle of bringing their goods and services to market, whether that is on commercial contract terms, or more specialist aspects such as international trade (INCO) terms, UK procurement and competition rules, State Aid and EU Structural Funding.


Documenting each party's rights, obligations and liabilities in a commercial contract is of fundamental importance. Failing to accurately and comprehensively document such details increases the likelihood of disputes and can also negatively impact a party's ability to protect its position if a dispute does arise.

Our commercial contract experts understand the practical risk areas commonly arising and we take the time to get to know our clients' businesses and the specifics of a transaction. This enables us to advise and draft in context, to develop robust yet pragmatic contractual solutions to mitigate against the challenges that are of greatest significance to our clients.

We advise on the following types of commercial contracts:
  • Supply of goods agreements
  • Facilities management agreements
  • Supply of services agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Distributor agreements
  • PFI/PPP schemes
Within the following sectors:
  • Chemicals
  • Manufacturing and logistics
  • Public sector – including the NHS, education sector and local government
  • Retail and hospitality
  • Real estate
  • Technology

Featured experience

  • Advising an international supplier of luxury windows and doors on its distributor agreements.
  • Drafting an agreement for a digital advertising screen for a leading real estate client in a high profile city centre retail complex.
  • Advising a global chemicals supplier on an agreement with a major Chinese manufacturer.
  • Supporting a leading technology business on a sponsorship agreement for its annual conference.
  • Advising a high profile sports personality in relation to a sponsorship agreement with a global sports supplements brand.

What our clients say

  • DAC Beachcroft go above and beyond for the client.

    Chamber 2023 UK Information Technology client

  • DAC Beachcroft is competent and experienced in both the subject matter and the industry.

    Chambers 2023 UK Intellectual Property client

  • Their knowledge of employment data protection issues is really helpful when dealing with quite nuanced and complex matters. They are good at cutting through lots of noise and coming out with salient points.

    Chambers 2023 UK Data Protection & Information Law client

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.