Iain Bowler > DLA Piper > London, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
160 Aldersgate Street

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Iain has great experience in all manner of commercial contracts including outsourcings, supply distribution and manufacturing agreements and franchising, as well as joint ventures and strategic partnering arrangements.

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London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

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Iain BowlerDLA Piper

DLA Piper specialises in complex and multi-jurisdictional commercial transactions, particularly in the retail, consumer products, manufacturing, hospitality and consumer finance sectors. In addition, the firm provides regulatory expertise alongside its transactional commercial contract practice. International commercial and franchise transactions expert Iain Bowler leads the team, which includes Mark Dewar, who has experience advising on national and international supply chain contracts, as well as commercial transactions involving consumer and consumer finance businesses. Also notable is senior associate Michiko Jo, who combines commercial transactional expertise with regulatory advice.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising

DLA Piper is a key name in the market for international franchising work and regularly advises on cross-border expansion through multi-unit franchise structures, brand roll-outs across multiple jurisdictions, and assists non-UK clients on entry into the UK market. ‘First-class adviser’ Iain Bowler leads the group and primarily focuses on the retail, food and beverage, and hospitality and leisure sectors; other key individuals include Leeds-based Matt Duncombe, who is global co-chair of the firm’s hospitality and leisure practice; and senior associate Maria Fitzpatrick, who is experienced in geographic expansions.