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Lois is a solicitor in the Company Commercial team and is based in the Newcastle office.

Lois acts for a wide range of clients from start-ups to large multi-national companies across a range of sectors, advising on company and commercial law.

Having completed a number of secondments within the in-house legal teams of clients, including an international manufacturing company, a listed bank and a major telecoms company, Lois has gained hands on experience of working alongside a variety of commercial teams including procurement, operations and finance teams.

This significant industry experience means that Lois is able provide advice which is commercially focussed and pragmatic, and tailored to her clients.

Experience

Lois has significant experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including terms and conditions, software and SaaS contracts, manufacturing agreements, and collaboration and partnership agreements.

Lois also acts in relation to corporate governance matters including preparing and advising on shareholders’ agreements, company articles of association, and board and shareholder issues.

Recent projects include:

  • Providing advice to an international brand regarding their commercial agency and distribution model, including in regard to the potential termination of commercial agencies and franchise agreements involving cross-border concerns.
  • Advising on and preparing documents for a US listed client in relation to the UK elements of a group restructure, including share reorganisation, transfers and buybacks.
  • Advising a large manufacturing client on and preparing documents relating to slavery and human trafficking laws, including modern slavery statements and anti-slavery and human trafficking policies.

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