Commercial Contracts & Outsourcing

Commercial Contracts & Outsourcing - Australia

Practical, commercial legal advice on commercial contracts and outsourcing

We advise Australia’s major corporates on the full range of commercial contracts across a variety of sectors. Whoever the client, we focus on one thing: commercial solutions with minimal risk. We choose the right lawyers for the job, and we always give you practical advice and support. You get high-quality legal advice on commercial contracts and outsourcing at the right price.

Above all, we focus on what matters to you. We ensure that for each contract you know what you are buying or selling and how it is being provided, what the time and quality requirements are, and what will be the total cost. We do this while also managing risk with standard legal terms like indemnities and termination clauses.

We call the key issues the Five Fundamentals of Contracts and we can train your business managers on this approach so contracts properly reflect your objectives. We can also provide ongoing assistance to keep your suite of template contracts up-to-date and practical.

We advise clients on:

  • IT procurement contracts and outsourcing arrangements for trading platforms, internet banking, data centre management, network services, document management, point of sale systems, business processes, revenue management and more
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Cloud computing
  • IT infrastructure and related services
  • Volume licensing
  • Internet regulatory issues, including service provider regulation and online advertising and content regulation
  • IP & IT aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Spam laws.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

In this case, the NSW Supreme Court considered the fundamental principles of contract interpretation, including the ejusdem generis principle.

02 July 2015

A court will only correct the words of a contract where the literal meaning of those words are absurd and the objective intention of the parties is self-evident.

02 July 2015

On ordinary contractual principles, a plaintiff may recover contractual damages to compensate for loss of revenue or other contingent losses flowing from a breach.

02 July 2015

This case highlights that clear and unambiguous provisions in a contract will be enforced, even if this could result in a harsh commercial outcome for one party.

02 July 2015