Addleshaw Goddard has one of the largest and most experienced teams of commercial lawyers in the country incorporating expertise in IP, Sport, Defamation, IT & Business Process Outsourcing, Commercial Contracts, Brands & Designs, Data & Information and Competition & Procurement.
We pride ourselves on the fact that many of our commercial lawyers have worked in-house or on secondment in a variety of private and public sector organisations and include lawyers with experience of working for the European Commission and the UK Government.
We have considerable specialist expertise in acting for customers and suppliers in relation to technology outsourcing and procurement. Our lawyers specialise in insourcing, outsourcing and managed services projects, both in technology and business process outsourcing (BPO). We have experience of transfers from one supplier to another, exit management, termination and hand-back procedures and all other issues relevant to both outsourcing and insourcing.
On the competition side we have extensive experience with cartels and handling dawn raids, as well as advising on the EU Commission competition policy including block exemption regulations and enforcement.
Our commercial contracts team is one of the largest and most experienced in the country, advising on commercial contracts ranging from major outsourcings and IT transactions to lower-value discrete commercial contracts.
The quality of advice we offer is demonstrated by our top tier rankings in the independent legal market directories in Information Technology, e-commerce, Corporate and Commercial and Media/Entertainment. In addition, in June this year, the Group won the 2006 Lawyer Award for Competition Team of the Year. The judges singled out Addleshaw Goddard for its role in ensuring the Competition Commission cleared unconditionally the British Salt-New Cheshire Salt Works merger in 2005. Addleshaw Goddard broke new ground by becoming the first team to persuade the Competition Commission to reverse a provisional decision against a merger due to competition issues.
Addleshaw Goddard's Advertising and Marketing group is commended in both Chambers and Legal 500 directories for its work on advertising law.
Addleshaw Goddard's dedicated Brands & Designs Group is able to offer a full advice, filing and maintenance service in relation to trade marks, designs and domain names throughout the world.
Our lawyers review, interpret, draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts in different sectors on behalf of a range of clients from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies and other global groups.
The Complete Competition Compliance Service.
Our award winning Competition team handles many of the major competition cases affecting UK businesses. It operates across all three offices a competition law specialist solicitor advocate and accredited and trained mediator.
Corporate reputation is now a top priority for all business leaders.
In a fast paced and constantly changing market all organisations holding employee and customer data want to use this as a key business asset, but it is subject to a complex legal regime.
Asset Management or Fund Management Outsourcing has grown in Europe over recent years as Asset Management Companies, Asset Management Divisions in Insurance, Pensions and Life Companies, Banks and large Corporations in the UK and Europe have recognised that middle office functions can be outsourced to specialist suppliers.
Addleshaw Goddard's Intellectual Property Group is recognised as one of the leading intellectual property practices in the country.
The team has expertise at both a regional and national level in relation to public procurement. Our procurement team provides advice on the public procurement regime.
The Sport Business Group
We have been a preferred advisor for a number of years now on state aid matters.
Our Technology and Communications practice strives to deliver specialist, commercially focussed, proactive and pragmatic advice and support throughout the procurement and implementation of your technology projects.
The legal lifecycle of a product.