It is important to have well written, robust supplier contracts, to avoid difficulties further down the line if a supplier does not perform as you want or need.
It is important to think about issues such as service level agreements, working hours and delivery time scales.
The Commercial team at BPE are experienced at writing various types of contracts and can help ensure that yours are up to date, robust and appropriate for your business.
Working with suppliers overseas
We work with businesses in every continent, helping them comply with their own national laws and the laws applying in the territories where their suppliers and customers are based. Understanding the local culture is as important as knowing the local law. Our team can help you make the most of any overseas trading opportunity.
Confidentiality and non disclosure agreements
Confidentiality agreements ensure that any sensitive business information is protected when dealing with another business. From agreeing terms with a distributor or wholesaler to dealing with investors, suppliers and manufacturers, a non disclosure or confidentiality agreement will give you the right to claim for breach of contract should any sensitive information be disclosed to a third party without your consent.
Our team take a 'can do' approach, offering practical support to help your business across every contract throughout a wide variety of situations.
Concluding your relationship with a supplier
Communicating your intention to terminate your existing contracts should be carefully considered and managed. You will need to maintain relationships with your existing suppliers during any notice period in order to maintain a quality service.
Most written contracts will specify the period of notice which must be given, so ensure that you comply with this before taking any actions.
There will be serveral different factors to be considered before termination of your relationship, including:
- Whether they are holding any stock
- Whether they using any of your assets
- Outstanding payments
- Confidential information
Our Commercial team can help you terminate your contract in the correct way. Get in touch for some advice.
Working with a franchisor
A stable relationship with good communication is the key to working successfully with a franchisor.
It is important to be realistic with expectations from both sides and trust that they will do the job well.
Our commercial team can offer advice as working with a franchisor and how to have the most effective working relationship.
Working with a new supplier for the first time
A good supplier relationship is important for a successful business, so there are a few things you should consider before working with a supplier for the first time.
The commercial team can offer advice on working with suppliers and ensuring you maintain a healthy working relationship with robust contracts and terms and conditions.
Commercial Agency Disputes
Any person that is classed as a commercial agent under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 is bound by the legislation that governs them.
This includes legislation surrounding agency relationships, responsibilities, agent remuneration and termination periods. If you are looking to end an agency agreement, or having your agreement terminated and are in dispute, we can give you sound, legal advice.