Services

Commercial

Experience

The best possible deal, delivered on time by lawyers who understand you, your business and your sector. That is what you'll receive from our Commercial team.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co "treats this area as a standalone specialism" and "punches well above its weight" with "proven abilities in handling large and complex mandates" (Legal 500).

In-house legal teams can outsource commercial contracts of all sizes, description and complexity to our expert team, which has worked with the likes of Marks and Spencer, AstraZeneca and Premier Foods on meeting and exceeding compliance standards.

What you can expect from one of the UK's largest dedicated commercial teams of more than 30 lawyers and ranked 5th of the list of commercial advisers to the FTSE 250:

  • Breadth of capability - From high volume routine contracts, such as more than 100 contracts for Marks & Spencer, to the most complex, such as advising CBRE on Europe's largest property management requirement for PRUPIM with 1300 properties.
  • Sector experience - Established track-record in food and drink, life sciences, real estate, retail, financial services, automotive, IT, aviation and travel industries.
  • Keen and confident - A natural ability to put ourselves in our clients' shoes and become an extension of the in-house legal team. Positive client feedback secured David Lowe a win as UK Projects and Procurement lawyer of the year 2013 International Law Office Client Choice Awards.

The team works closely with colleagues in real estate, corporate, employment and insurance.  Public procurement experts also provide valuable insight into contracting with private sector.

David Lowe

David is a partner in our commercial contracts team drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts. Key areas are procurement, supply chain, facilities management, property management, outsourcing, logistics, manufacturing, supply of goods and services, international trade, consumer and travel law.

Key contacts

David Hamlett
Partner

David Hamlett

Head of the outsourcing team, a talented selection of lawyers who between them know all there is to know about the automotive, IT, healthcare & life sciences, utilities, financial services, PFI, facilities and service management, transport and logistics sectors.

Jonathan Riley

A partner in our Commercial and Projects practice, Jonathan handles commercial law and commercial contracts work; project structuring, management and delivery, including shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, partnering, collaborations, R&D contracts, outsourcing and service agreements, and terms of business.

Key contacts

Vanessa de Froberville
Partner

Vanessa de Froberville

A partner in our Commercial and Projects practice, Vanessa helps clients to navigate the complex world of advertising law and a wide array of commercial contracts, with expertise including sales and marketing, direct and distance sales, e-commerce, distribution and agency agreements, project development, IT, outsourcing, technology contacts and licensing.

  • David Lowe
    David Lowe
    Partner
  • David Hamlett
    David Hamlett
    Partner
  • Jonathan Riley
    Jonathan Riley
    Partner
  • Vanessa de Froberville
    Vanessa de Froberville
    Partner

Media comments and client views

Highly professional, very knowledgeable, appropriately competent and commercial