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Understanding you and your business is key to providing the strategic commercial advice that offers you the right solution, delivered on time and in budget.  When we’re negotiating, drafting or reviewing trading contracts, we always start with what’s in the client’s best commercial interests. We assist many global brands, UK plcs and regional technology and service businesses. We work with these businesses at all stages of their development, from initial ideology to establishing a globally recognised brand.


Do your terms adequately limit your liability? Do they ensure that you get paid on time and protect your intellectual property? It’s not just a case of having terms and conditions, you also need to ensure that those terms apply properly. This often means looking at your sales and purchase documents as well as training your sales or procurement staff.

Whether you’re trading on standard terms and conditions of sale or purchase or entering into long term supply or purchasing agreements, we’ll draft and prepare the relevant documents and help you properly implement them.

For businesses providing financial services or providing services to the financial services sector, it is important that they know where to turn in order to understand the nuances of this complex legal area. EMW regularly advises on banking and financial services matters, including perimeter guidance analysis on whether regulation is needed, completing applications for regulatory authorisation, advising on regulatory activities and negotiating EBA-compliant agreements.

One of the biggest issues that many businesses face with commercial, technology and data protection compliance is a knowledge gap. We have developed specialist training in all of these sectors to help your people increase their awareness of the legal issues in these disciplines and how to practically navigate them. We can provide foundation training (for those with little or no knowledge) or professional training (aimed at those who are in house lawyers or professionally qualified) and intermediate training (being a level between foundation and professional training).

Additionally, if you would like a member of our specialist team to attend an event to present on issues regarding commercial, technology or data law or to provide a comment for a publication, please do get in touch with us on We’d love to hear from you!

It’s vital that the effect of competition law is considered in all trading arrangements as the implications of falling foul of the law are expensive with significant fines and criminal sanctions. We can get your agreements in a form that keeps you on the right side of the law.

Competition law also applies if you are planning a merger and we’ll help you to achieve a merger or acquisition through our control process. We can ensure you don’t breach competition law by drafting procedures and compliance programmes and training your staff on the implications.

If you’re manufacturing or supplying goods, your choice of how you distribute those goods is vitally important to commercial success. Will you appoint distributors or agents to resell? Or will you sell directly? We’ll consider with you the best strategy for your business and the protection of your brand.

If trading internationally, we can call on our contacts at law firms around the globe for advice on local laws, enforcement and other key issues.

Key members of the team

Daniel Webb, Senior Legal Advisor

I joined EMW as a member of the facilities team and they have since sponsored me through my law qualifications. The firm offers great professional development opportunities and career progression. EMW takes pride in being flexible, friendly and fun.

Daniel Webb, Senior Legal Advisor

As the acquisition project comes to a close, we now embark on an exciting journey to help grow the eBuyer business across each of the markets it serves, and we will share more around our plans in the coming weeks. The EMW team have been exceptional throughout on this transaction; Nick and his team were understanding of our business and requirements from the start, were responsive and certainly put the hours in to get the deal done. We have built some great relationships across EMW over the last few months and its testament to the culture that Nick and his team has built at the business. We look forward to working with EMW moving forwards.

Rich Marsden, Ebuyer

This is an exciting and strategic acquisition by MHA MacIntyre Hudson to expand its service offering. It has been a pleasure to advise them and we look forward to working together again in the future

Cave & Sons

Working with the team at EMW on two recent commercial property acquisitions has been a very reassuring experience for us. Especially their expertise and professionalism in dealing with detailed seller’s special terms and lease provisions.

Gary Obee, Sogo Investments

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