Commercial issues can occur across the breadth of a business operation; they can be diverse in nature and go to the heart of the day-to-day workings of a business.

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Commercial contracts

Gateley’s commercial team advises on this broad spectrum of commercial matters with expertise across a range of sectors on heavyweight outsourcing projects, strategic ventures, business-critical and complex supply chain and logistics matters, business sensitive contracts and routes to market, including brand promotion and technology exploitation.

With a wealth of in-house experience, we pride ourselves on being able to step into the client’s shoes and, where required, become a seamless extension of our client’s in-house legal team. Find out more about our commercial contracts service.

Intellectual property

We regularly work with clients to devise national and international intellectual property strategies using patents and trademarks to protect and commercialise innovation. We draft and negotiate cross licensing and multi-jurisdictional licensing agreements as well as managing IP disputes in relation to hard and soft IP: patents, registered and unregistered design rights, copyright, trademarks, passing off, and trade libel. We also advise on technical areas such as keyword advertising and comparative advertising. Find out more about our intellectual property service.

Data protection & privacy

The team are one of the leading advisors in data protection and privacy law. Find out more about our data protection & privacy service.

Technology

We also advise clients on large-scale business process and IT outsourcing; IT implementation and integration; and the development, exploitation, licensing and distribution of cloud-based products and solutions. In respect of IT procurement, we provide cost-effective legal reviews in relation to both low value, BAU IT procurement and high value, strategic deals.

We understand the underlying technologies which means that the appropriate contract design and structure and the risks inherent in the use of these technologies is understood at an early stage.  We are very strong in the remote processing of data using "cloud" technologies and designing solutions that comply with the complex legal framework which means that we can advise on the fringes of established law (such as Dark Web and virtual currencies). Find out more about our technology service.

Media & entertainment

We work with independent television production companies, broadcasters, advertiser/agencies, film financiers, producers and distributors, key talent and composers within the media/entertainment industry. Find out more about our media & entertainment service.

Sports law

We have a strong sports law practice and are well regarded for brand licensing, sponsorship, general commercial contract work and stadium development work in the sports sector, particularly for football, acting for six Premier League clubs. Find out more about our sports law service.

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