Commercial Law Solicitors in London

EM Law is a modern commercial law firm based in Shoreditch, London. Our solicitors are expert commercial lawyers having worked in national and City law firms.

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Commercial Law Solicitors in London

Why choose EM Law commercial solicitors?

You’re looking for a commercial lawyer. You’re a high growth start-up and you want to do things properly from the get-go. Or you’ve been trading successfully for a while now, you’ve finally got some spare cash and you know that you need to get those sketchy contracts you put together checked by a professional. Or maybe you’re an established business already using a law firm but you’re not being looked after or you’re paying a fortune – maybe even both! Welcome. You’ve come to the right place.

We understand the challenges that small and mid-sized businesses are facing because our lawyers have been working with these types of businesses for many years and we’re a small business ourselves. We’ll help you achieve what you want quickly, with minimum fuss and for a fair price. We also think you’ll enjoy working with us.

Our commercial lawyers are responsive, personable and efficient. We have diverse backgrounds and top-tier experience enabling us to help a wide variety of clients with their businesses in the UK and abroad. We don’t just draft documents and tell you what the law is, we come up with creative ways to mitigate risk, drive commercial strategy and above all we problem solve. Impressing our clients is at the heart of what we do.

  • Our lawyers have partner-level and senior in-house experience.
  • We are recognised by Global Law Experts as experts in contract law and part of The Legal 500.
  • We help a wide range of clients looking for legal advice – from individuals needing employment law advice, to SMEs looking to put standard contracts in place, to mid size companies looking to acquire a business, to multinationals embarking on complex projects in challenging environments.
  • We provide business law support for local businesses, clients around the UK and clients from overseas.
  • We can work in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian.
EM Law firm in London has awards in 2017

Services provided by our commercial law firm

Commercial property law

Our commercial property law service supports business clients with leases, tenancy arrangements and commercial property sales and purchases. We also support clients needing commercial property due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions.

Construction solicitors

Our construction law services include helping clients put in place all kinds of building contracts and JCT contracts. We also advise on collateral warranties, bank guarantees, development contracts and agreements for the financing of construction projects.

Corporate law

We advise on a wide range of corporate law matters such as the purchase of private businesses either by way of share purchase or asset purchase, providing or receiving equity or debt investment and the establishment of joint venture and shareholder agreements.

Business Contracts

We provide expert advice on business contracts and contract law. For example, we advise on franchise agreements, distribution agreements, agency contracts, terms and conditions of business and contracts for the supply or purchase of goods and services.

Software and technology

Our software and technology lawyers handle all kinds of software and technology contracts including SaaS licences, channel provider and reseller agreements, software design and development agreements, agile contracts, maintenance and service level agreements.

Employment law

We offer cost-effective solutions to employers and employees needing employment law advice. We handle contentious and non-contentious employment law work so our services include drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks and handling tribunal claims.

Data Protection law

Our data protection law firm provides expert legal advice on data protection laws and compliance. We help clients with data mapping, privacy policies, privacy notices, data transfer agreements, data retention and other policies required by GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

Dispute resolution

We are experts in dispute resolution and commercial litigation. While we do our utmost to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation, occasionally the gloves come off. As well as handling claims in the UK courts we also help clients with overseas disputes.

International law

Our international law firm helps clients with the legal and commercial aspects of overseas projects. We have particular expertise in helping clients supply services to foreign governments. We help clients with international contracts, tenders and resolving complex challenges.

Media law

We help clients in the media and creative industries with their advertising, marketing and promotions and data protection. We advise on media contracts such as sponsorship contracts, licence agreements and brand protection. See more about our media law solicitors.

Employee Share Incentives

Employee share incentive schemes need to be designed with care – there are multiple traps for the unwary. Our share scheme lawyers advise on a wide range of employee share option schemes such as EMI schemes, growth share schemes and long term incentive plans.

Commercial solicitors team working in EM Law

Meet our solicitors team

Our team is made up of commercial lawyers who are selected for their background and personality.

Not all solicitors are equal. It’s not just about finding a solution – it’s about finding a solution that causes minimal disruption to your business and which makes it easier for you to do business. Our solicitors have top-tier experience from leading firms and a proven track record in delivering exceptional results for their clients.

We are efficient. Some solicitors seem to think they are doing you a favour by getting back to you at some point with their esteemed advice. Not us. We’d rather you gave us some work, we get it done quickly, you pat us on the back and you give us some more work.

You’ll like us. It’s not just more pleasant to be working with someone you like, it’s better for business. If you get on with the person you’re working with you’ll communicate better, things won’t get missed and you’ll have a proper discussion of what the solutions are to the challenges that you are facing

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Learn more about our solicitors

Featured service: Software & Technology law

Our solicitors help all kinds of software and technology suppliers from the UK and around the world supply services and products to their customers.

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Cases studies

Saas Agrement with F1 case

SaaS Agreement with Formula 1

We helped a Californian software-as-a-service supplier do business with Formula 1.

Software Contract Case

Software contracts case

Purchase of Reseller Telecoms Contracts

We helped a telecoms and software services provider acquire its reseller’s customer contracts.

Purchase of contracts case

Some of our clients

EM law clients

Our Clients: most of EM Law’s clients are small to medium sized businesses with turnovers from very little to up to around £80 million. Many of our clients are based in London and the South-East although we have clients in other parts of the UK. We also act for foreign investors doing business in the UK. As well as supporting clients with all aspects of their UK business we have unique expertise in helping clients operate internationally and in particular in the emerging and frontier markets. You can find more details of our international law experience here.

See what our clients say about our commercial law firm

“Neil and his team have undertaken several items of legal work covering contracts, agreements and share option schemes for IMC Worldwide over the past few years and have been responsive to our needs, professional, efficient and easy to work with every time. We recommend EM Law if you are looking for good value, friendly legal advice.”Gavin English MD IMC Worldwide Ltd

“Neil at EM Law advised us with regards to GDPR. He was thoughtful and thorough, providing actionable advice that was relevant to our specific circumstances. The materials and training that he and his team left behind have ensured that the entire team is better educated as to the challenges and opportunities provided by GDPR.”COO of a Strategic Communications Agency

“I approached Neil to support me with new business contracts and service agreements. Neil dealt with my case professionally and acted with the utmost integrity. It was evident he put in extra time to research my business and industry to understand the unique challenges. His attention to detail was vital in identifying legal risks and he was swift to mitigate them.”Prawarisa Wasutrasawat founder Original Me Limited

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