Supply chain management and contract

An efficient, well-managed supply chain is essential to the success, reputation and profitability of a business. We’ll ensure your contracts provide robust protection to your organisation without creating business barriers.

From customer-facing contracts, logistics and warehousing arrangements through to contracts to purchase raw materials and component parts, we will help you to devise the optimum contracting structure for your supply chain. 


We will work with you to craft user-friendly, collaborative contracts that enhance the value of those contracts and facilitate strong and positive relationships suppliers and customers.


We can also help you prepare tender responses and support you in negotiating supply chain contracts to ensure that your business is protected in the event of supply chain interruptions.

Our lawyers

Our specialist supply chain lawyers bring deep expertise across multiple sectors and jurisdictions.  We act as an extension to your team, working collaboratively to achieve your goals.

Our experience

  • Working with a FTSE 100 advanced manufacturing business to tender its global logistics arrangements. We supported this business to develop a template contract, assess tender responses, shortlist and then select the successful suppliers and negotiate the final contract documents with those suppliers. This project delivered significant cost savings for the business with respect to its logistics costs whilst also enhancing service delivery from the suppliers.
  • Supporting a leading FMCG supplier on a range of international distribution agreements to support its global expansion plans. This included project managing the input of lawyers in overseas jurisdictions to ensure a consistent approach to issues whilst also ensuring that local law considerations were appropriately addressed.
  • Working with the project team of a leading automotive supplier on several international projects to establish new manufacturing bases (including in central Europe and India) to enable further market penetration in those countries.

Our clients

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Silverrail Technologies
  • Rhubarb Food Design
  • Apollo Chemicals
  • a number of tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers in the advanced manufacturing sector
  • a range of higher education institutions
  • a range of businesses in the FMCG sector

 

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