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David Lane

Knowledge Management Lawyer | Birmingham | Leicester | London | Nottingham

"David Lane has engineered this through for me and I am recording how pleased we all were with his attitude, approach and general good sense all round."

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About David

David is a leading member of our Commercial Team with a focus on commercial contract drafting (both B2B and B2C). He works with a number of Freeths’ key clients, helping them to review and manage their commercial and contractual risk.

David principally:

  • Negotiates and drafts bespoke contractual documentation, including manufacturing outsourcing agreements, I.T. procurement projects and logistics arrangements for haulage and warehousing operations.
  • Works with clients to develop bespoke contractual agreements and processes to facilitate the continuous review and improvement of supplier performance. This includes the negotiation of schemes for the provision of management information and the monitoring and enforcement of service levels and credits.
  • Develops standard suites of contract documentation for a number of Freeths’ key clients - documents which are used to procure billions of pounds of goods and services both in the UK and around the world each year.
  • Works with Freeths’ Corporate Department to negotiate the transitional service and supply agreements required to facilitate major mergers and acquisitions.
  • Provides training to in-house legal and procurement departments to improve procurement processes and enable them to better manage contractual risk.
  • Works with E-Commerce retailers to help develop market-leading transactional websites.

David has also previously spent eight months seconded with the in-house legal team of a major construction materials supplier.

David is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2021 edition).


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