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Commercial transactions—whether sales, manufacturing, outsourcing, research and development, licensing, or a wide range of other agreements involving the transfer of goods, rights, and services—are at the operational core of most businesses. K&L Gates’ Commercial Technology and Sourcing practice works with companies to structure, negotiate, and document their commercial transactions in order to confirm the anticipated benefits and manage the commercial risks through good contracting practices appropriate to their business models.

We assist businesses in developing efficient and effective contractual infrastructures for new and existing products and services. Our lawyers draft and negotiate a wide spectrum of contracts ranging from the routine to the highly complex. With every contract, we seek to accurately reflect the contemplated commercial transaction and to balance risk mitigation with economic opportunity.

Our lawyers have been leaders in providing legal support for outsourcing transactions for more than 35 years. We have deep experience representing both service providers and customers in a wide variety of outsourcing transactions, including some of the largest and most complex arrangements in the industry, and have worked with many of the most influential players in the outsourcing field. Our outsourcing experience encompasses many types of outsourced services, including information technology, telecommunications, human resources, finance and administration, transportation, facilities management, real estate, and procurement.

Our Commercial Technology and Sourcing lawyers are supported as appropriate by a tailored mix of lawyers from a variety of practice areas across our global law firm to address the individual needs of our clients. We respond to each client’s dynamic commercial endeavors by providing prompt access to individuals both in diverse fields of law, from intellectual property to employment law to construction, and in applicable geographic areas. The interdisciplinary nature of our practice provides flexibility to the client and allows us to remain price sensitive.

We are intensely committed to supporting our clients’ commercial activities—the heartbeat of the enterprise. We devote significant effort to in-house training and knowledge-sharing, including the development of model contract forms and provisions, in order to foster best practices in our firm and in our field. We believe it is good business to get to know our clients and their industries and to be of assistance not only in large-scale transactions, such as mission-critical outsourcing arrangements and strategic alliances, but also in myriad day-to-day and strategic commercial transactions, such as services contracts, purchase and supply agreements, consignments, research and development efforts, managed services arrangements, licenses, technology transfers, and joint ventures.

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +61.3.9640.4261
Partner
P +1.843.579.5674
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8214
Senior Associate
P +61.3.9205.2027
Partner
P +1.412.355.8261
Special Counsel
P +61.2.9513.2508
Partner
P +1.206.370.7661
Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.16
Partner
P +1.305.539.3371
Special Counsel
P +61.3.9205.2046
Associate
P +33.01.58.44.15.06
Of Counsel
P +852.2230.3503
Partner
P +886.2.2326.5171
Managing Partner, Portland Office
P +1.503.226.5765
Partner
P +3223361902
Associate
P +1.503.226.5743
Partner
P +1.704.331.7483
Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.12
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8204
Counsel
Partner
P +1.214.939.5461
Associate
P +1.206.370.7819
Partner
P +886.2.2326.5118
Partner
P +1.617.261.3162
Patent Agent
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8142
Associate
P +33.01.58.44.15.41
Associate
P +33(0)1.58.44.1529
Partner
P +1.214.939.6282
Counsel
P +1.206.370.7654
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8171
Partner
P +1.919.743.7315
Associate
P +1.206.370.6588
Partner
P +1.202.778.9363
Senior Associate
P +61.3.9640.4308
Associate
P +1.206.370.7859
Associate
P +1.206.370.7672
Partner
P +61.3.9205.2014
Associate
P +1.312.807.4394
Special Counsel
P +61.3.9640.4414
Associate
P +33.01.58.44.15.43
Counsel
P +1.503.226.5735
Associate
P +33.1.58.44.15.20
Partner
P +86.10.5817.6100
Partner
P +852.2230.3598
Partner
P +1.214.939.5823
Partner
P +1.305.539.3372
Special Counsel
P +61.3.9640.4381
Associate
P +1.412.355.6421
Lawyer
P +61.3.9205.2095
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8292
Managing Partner, Wilmington Office
P +1.302.416.7070
Partner
P +1.206.370.8399
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Information Technology
Assisting a leading healthcare system in the acquisition of IT contracts associated with a physician practice.
Advising a management consultant company regarding the preparation of a comprehensive written information security program.
Representation of a North Carolina hospital in the acquisition of emergency room patient management software.
Negotiation of development and hosting agreements for a leading photo sharing website.
Representation of a leading provider of global distribution services to the travel industry in connection with an enterprise-wide asset management offering arrangement providing for the acquisition of a wide range of IT-related equipment, software, and services from a major global service provider.
Providing numerous clients and industry associations with thought leadership on privacy, data protection, and information management issues.
Licensing
Negotiation of a patent license for over 400 patents from a competitor in the bio-industrial industry.
Negotiation of a patent license for an RFID security license for a leader in bar code printing.
Representation of a U.S.-based company in the acquisition of a software product from, and the license of the software product and related technology back to, a European software company.
Representation of a major fast food provider in the licensing of applicable online and telephone ordering technology to enable the fast food provider to offer services such as accepting orders placed via the Internet and text messaging.