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Business Support Services

Monday, 21 August 2017
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We have extensive experience advising clients based in the UK and overseas in relation to the buying and selling of business support services. 

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Head of Commercial, IP & Technology

Tom Purton

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+44 (0)20 7295 3277

Tom is Head of the Commercial, IP and Technology Department at Travers Smith. He has a broad-based commercial practice with particular emphasis on strategic alliances (including joint ventures) and commercial contracts (in particular, outsourcing and other supply agreements, franchise, brewing, agency, sponsorship and distribution agreements).

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These are often vital to the successful operation of their businesses. Both "buyers" and "sellers" from a diverse range of sectors instruct us to put in place short and long term contractual arrangements for business critical services.

Acting for both "buyers" and "sellers" of business support services means that we are very well placed to understand and advise on the key issues from both sides of the table.

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The depth of our experience and the breadth of our expertise across different practice areas, gives us a significant advantage when compared with other firms. Complex transactions in this sector rarely fit into neat boxes and often require an integrated understanding of a number of legal issues. We place great emphasis on developing longstanding relationships and an in-depth knowledge of our clients' businesses so that the advice we give is tailored to the needs of each client. However complex the matter, we always focus on providing practical, succinct and commercial advice.

Our Business Support Services team is led by Tom Purton. The team is fully integrated with the broader offering of the entire firm. We regularly advise clients in this sector on: employment and immigration, M&A, capital markets, debt finance, tax (in particular VAT), dispute resolution, real estate, as well as their commercial contracts and associated areas of specialist expertise.

Band one firm for Commercial Contracts - Chambers UK, 2014

Top tier firm for Commercial Contracts - Legal 500, 2013


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