Commercial Matters

Universities and colleges are increasingly focused on ensuring they get best value out of their commercial arrangements as the push for savings through efficiencies continues.

Effective procurement, good contract drafting, and proper control of risk in more complex contracts such as outsourcing are key.

The identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights are also a significant part of a university or college’s differentiator. Most institutions want to seek a balance between rigorously enforcing their own rights and taking a more collaborative approach to stimulate partnerships with other institutions and industry. We assist institutions in striking this balance.

At Shakespeare Martineau we advise on the full spectrum of commercial matters including

Commercialisation of research through spin-out companies or licensing;

EU purchasing and procurement;

Streamlining and improving contracting arrangements.

The identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights;

The implications for research of big data and open access;

UK and international partnerships, collaborations and ventures for teaching and research.

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Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"We're excited about working with Shakespeare Martineau to show
how integral teamwork is in both sporting and business
environments. We also share similar beliefs when it comes to
fostering upcoming talent."

Paul Blanchard, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games England