Commercial contracts

If you don't have watertight contracts in place, you are inviting expensive trouble.

The best run businesses regulate and document their commercial relationships. Whether it's with customers or clients, suppliers, agents or your staff, having watertight legal agreements in place is a common sense yet powerful way to protect your business.

A commercial contract should meet two objectives: the first is that it must simultaneously advance and protect your business interests. The second, and often overlooked, goal of a properly drafted commercial contract is that it should not unduly disturb or endanger the commercial arrangement that the two contracting parties have struck.

Too often, the involvement of lawyers in a contractual context leads to unnecessary problems: the lawyers are a hindrance and not a help. At Primas, we understand that our role is to assist our clients to achieve their aim of contracting with the other party on the best terms possible. Providing pragmatic, robust and commercial advice is, in our view, the best way to help our clients meet their commercial objectives.

Our contracts are always reviewed by a litigation lawyer (which is not something that most law firms will do). This is a vitally important second line of drafting which ensures that your contracts are built to stand up to any litigious scrutiny in the event that your commercial relationship with the other contracting party breaks down.

Examples of the kind of commercial contracts that we advise on are as follows:
  • Advertising and marketing contracts
  • Agency contracts
  • Bailment and leasing contracts
  • Confidentiality contracts
  • Consumer contracts
  • Distribution contracts
  • E-commerce contracts
  • Franchising contracts
  • General commercial contracts
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • Preliminary agreements contracts
  • Supply of goods and services contracts
  • Standard terms and condition of sale and purchase contracts
  • Trade finance contracts