Almost every aspect of business involves commercial contracts - with your suppliers, your customers, and your business partners. Drafting and negotiating contracts can be complex and challenging, and a lot depends on getting it right. Working alongside PwC’s tax and advisory specialists, we provide a unique, integrated style of legal advice for your commercial project – whether that be sourcing and procurement, new business ventures or alliances, or technology related services and licensing.
Our team of commercial contract experts will accompany you throughout the contract lifecycle, from the strategic structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiation, to amending contracts as part of an operational transformation, managing disputes and termination and exit strategies.
Digitalisation and the technology revolution are driving changes that expose businesses to increased legal risk, such as security, data and privacy concerns which stem from the use of cloud services or the adoption of new digital platforms. We advise on all aspects of IT contracts including outsourcing, cloud services, system implementation, software development and licensing arrangements.
In today’s highly competitive economic environment, effective management of intellectual property rights can be complex and challenging, due to the lack of harmonisation of national regulations, the variety of protection systems, the technical character of registration procedures and the varying maintenance formalities and national use requirements. New challenges, triggered by the digital economy and globalisation, include additional tax compliance obligations and increasing threats of infringement and unfair competition.
PwC has a team of intellectual property experts providing a comprehensive and holistic range of services to support you in the management of your intellectual property. We work closely with PwC’s tax and advisory specialists to identify, value, structure, protect, manage, and optimise your intellectual property from a legal and tax perspective.
Contracts need not be long and complicated, but they do need to be in place and be rock-solid.
Director PwC Legal, PwC Switzerland