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            Commercial Law

            The development of strong, collaborative business relationships requires a foundation of innovation and successful commercial agreements.

            Our commercial law experts are recognised for their skill in managing the complex balance between planning, accurate scoping and business analysis, day-to- day governance, flexibility, acceptable costs and incentivisation. Whether you are looking at outsourcing, putting in place terms and conditions or involved in manufacturing, supply and logistics, strong commercial agreements need to be in place.

            With a particular strength in working for major FTSE 350 organisations, while other lawyers may advise from narrow areas of experience, our approach is to work collaboratively, across the firm, to draw on a deep and wide knowledge of the industry challenges you face.

            Our commercial specialists can draft a wide range of contracts and advise on a wide range of commercial matters:



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            Legal Insight

            State aid law: European Commission amends COVID-19 Temporary Framework to faciltate recapitalisation aid and subsordinated debt awards

            15 May 2020

            In a move which is likely to facilitate multiple European government bail outs of airlines, sports, leisure and hospitality companies and possibly even carmakers and others under the most acute pressure from the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has further amended its State aid Temporary Framework to allow for recapitalisation aid and subordinated debt instruments.  The new rules contain limitations on dividends and acquisitions by businesses who benefit from recapitalisation aid and include a requirement for conditions relating to climate change and the digital agenda to be reported to the European Commission.  While the UK remains in the Brexit transition period (currently due to expire on 31 December 2020), these rules apply to it as well.

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            Our clients trust us to present solutions that prevent disputes, reduce commercial risks and that encourage opportunities for growth.

            Craig Chaplin

            • Partner // National Head of Commercial & Competition

            Jonathan Branton

            • Partner // Head of Public Sector // Head of EU Competition

            Colin Murray

            • Partner // Head of Local Government

            Suzanne Moir

            • Partner // Head of Projects: Road, Rail and Aviation

            Martin Gallaher

            • Partner // Head of Public Sector (Scotland) // Head of Projects: Road, Rail and Aviation

            Ali Boroumand

            • Partner // Head of Mining & Minerals

            Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

            • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

            Dr. Mathias Reif

            • Partner // Executive Partner (Cologne) // Head of Corporate & M&A (Germany) // Global Head of DWF Israel Desk
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