Commercial

"The team is very good, and the lawyers are decisive and clear."

Chambers UK 2023

"Michelmores LLP ‘goes toe to toe with the London firms’ and ‘has great strength and depth, delivering sound, measured and well-structured pragmatic commercial advice’."

Legal 500 2023

"The ‘pragmatic, approachable and flexible’ team at Michelmores LLP advises clients in the technology sector on the entire business lifecycle, from early-stage investments through to eventual exits from the business."

Legal 500 2023

"Michelmores have an exceptional range of true professionals in a variety of disciplines. They work well as individuals, bringing in specialist colleagues as necessary, and very rarely are not able to assist with a client’s needs."

Legal 500 2023

"The Michelmores Commercial team are commercially pragmatic, approachable and flexible. They have a deep understanding of our sector and the relevant experience of our company and the legal agreements we have in place. We work closely with them and treat them as an extension of our business."

Legal 500 2023

Expertise that unlocks business potential 

Our Commercial team combines detailed knowledge of our clients’ strategic plans for growth, with the ability to anticipate and identify the legal and commercial risks. This takes an expert understanding of the law, plus an enviably practical and entrepreneurial mindset. No structure is too complex, no ambition too large, or detail too small when it comes to putting domestic and international commercial arrangements into place.

Our lawyers provide creative and forward-thinking advice that ensures the perfect balance of commercialism and risk. We understand the drivers and opportunities that relate to each situation within the constraints of an ever-changing legal and regulatory framework, across all sectors (including Consumer Brands, Technology & Innovation, Manufacturing).

We advise on the full range of commercial agreements, including global distribution, franchising, agency, sponsorship, managed services and outsourcing, supply and manufacturing. Our advice extends to the regulatory context, including consumer protection law issues, embracing distance selling and e-commerce considerations, data protection, competition law and financial services regulation. We also understand the challenges that businesses face in meeting ESG goals and regulatory standard and can help navigate our clients through these issues.

Commercial advice to drive you forward

Whether it is maximising your commercial returns in the present or protecting you when your contracts need to stand up to robust scrutiny, the Michelmores team has specialists to advise on robust, pragmatic and secure commercial arrangements.

We are recognised as a top-tier firm by Legal 500. Our commercial advice is holistic, meaning that we’ll call on the expertise of the broader firm, including Corporate, Banking, Data Protection, Employment and Commercial Disputes teams.

KEY CONTACTS
Tom Torkar
Tom Torkar
Partner
TEAM
Ian Holyoak
Ian Holyoak
Partner
David Thompson
David Thompson
Partner
Anne Todd
Anne Todd
Partner
Philippa Collison
Philippa Collison
Senior Associate
Nathaniel Lane
Nathaniel Lane
Associate
Sophie Walker
Sophie Walker
Associate
Tatiana Menezes
Tatiana Menezes
Solicitor
Moya Smith
Moya Smith
Associate