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Oliver is a commercial lawyer, providing guidance to businesses on a variety of commercial contracts with a particular focus on IT, technology and procurement. His practice covers drafting, advising on and negotiating manufacturing agreements, IP licences, IT agreements, procurement contracts, website terms, supply and distribution agreements and general terms and conditions for the supply of goods/services.

In the procurement field, Oliver’s experience includes working with clients on long-term supply and purchasing agreements, contract manufacture agreements, logistics and warehousing agreements, outsourcing agreements and intra-group arrangements. He regularly advises on supply chain issues such as commercial agency, retention of title and payment practices as well as data protection and compliance.

Oliver is recommended in The Legal 500  as a “Rising Star” and as a specialist in IT, technology and outsourcing. He has specialist industry experience, having worked in-house on secondment with large food and drink manufacturers as well as on various virtual secondments and client projects. He regularly participates in seminars, client training sessions and various sector-focused events.

Recent work highlights

  • Working closely with a global manufacturer and supplier on high value procurement agreements.
  • Drafting and negotiating IT contracts, including software development framework agreements, licences and SaaS terms, for several household names.
  • Assisting a leading supplier of outsourced call handling services on outsourcing agreements with professional services clients.
  • Acting for a global manufacturer on a large-scale manufacturing and supply framework agreement, including leading detailed negotiations around minimum volumes, KPIs and limitations of liability.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP