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Commercial and projects group.
Commercial contracts and outsourcing contracts of all types; particular focus on contractual arrangements in the property, food and drink, pharmaceutical, engineering, retail, aviation and travel sectors. Key clients include: AstraZeneca, ASW/Superdrug, Essar, Eurotunnel, Schroders, Marks & Spencer, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, CBRE, Birds Eye Iglo, Premier Foods, GSK, Citibank, Transport for London, London Legacy Development Corporation, London City Airport, Disney, Reed and Mackay. One of the expert authors of Incoterms 2010. Author of the RICS guide to property management.
Trained Wragge & Co; qualified 1996; seconded to British Airways 1997-98; partner Wragge & Co 2003; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.
ICC (UK) International Commercial Practice Committee; Committee of Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association; RICS Property Auction Expert Forum.
Kings School Worcester; Liverpool University (1992 Law 2(1)); College of Law (LSF).
Gowling WLG’s ‘commercially savvy’ and ‘modern, forward-looking practice’ is ‘continually thinking about how best to meet the client’s requirements’ on large-scale and business-critical commercial agreements. The team has experience in route-to-market issues, supply chain contracts, strategic alliances, outsourcings and procurement arrangements and in handling large national and international projects; in a recent highlight, the team acted for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on all commercial issues relating to the delivery of the games. David Lowe heads up the group, which also fields the ‘pragmatic and commercial’ Sarah Riding and Robert Breedon, who advises public sector and healthcare clients.
Leveraging its strong international footprint, Gowling WLG works with an array of high-profile corporate clients on the full gamut of import and export controls, major regulatory reviews, and customs issues. The practice is steered by Bernardine Adkins, a highly experienced trade defence investigations specialist who divides her time between the firm’s London and Brussels offices. David Lowe, who also heads up the firm’s commercial contracts team, regularly handles international supply chain and procurement matters, ranging from cross-border outsourcing to freight delivery terms. Associate James Stunt is noted for his experience in free trade agreement utilisation and commodity code verification issues.
Fielding one of the largest corporate and commercial practices in the region, Gowling WLG consistently handles big-ticket international transactions for a formidable line-up of public and private sector entities. Corporate chair Chris Towle spearheads the firm’s US sales and UK indirect real estate practices, handling cross-border REIT transactions and restructuring for some of the market’s biggest investment managers. Stuart Young heads up both the corporate finance and automotive sector groups, while automotive manufacturing lead Ragi Singh works with a number of electric vehicle companies on a steady flow of acquisitions. Sharon Ayres is highly experienced in investment structures and joint venture agreements, while Amar Adatia heads up the solvent structuring and group reorganisation desk. On the commercial side, David Lowe is reputed for his ‘knowledgeable, practical and solution-driven’ approach to logistics agreements and procurement strategies, most notably in the food and retail arenas. The ‘outstanding’ Sarah Riding is well-versed in all manner of contract arrangements, regularly assisting clients from the worlds of manufacturing, automotive, energy and sport. Principal associate Caroline McNally is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.
- Commercial contracts - London > Corporate and commercial
- EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs - London > Corporate and commercial
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Water
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: patents (contentious and non-contentious)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Industry focus > Emerging markets
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Health and safety
- Public sector > Healthcare
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals
- Real estate > Planning
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Transport > Rail
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Real estate > Property finance
- Real estate > Social housing: finance
- Industry focus > TMT
- Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration