Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Ashurst

Commercial Contracts

1 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Well-regarded firm with a strong focus on commercial contracts. Advises clients on a variety of issues relating to commercial transactions and strategic ventures. Regularly handles high-value mandates pertaining to supply, manufacturing and distribution contracts across industries including retail, transport and telecommunications.

Strengths

One client reports: "We found them to be excellent in terms of understanding our business and they way we operate."

"I've been very impressed with the way that they've worked, and they've dealt well with things that we've thrown at them at the last minute," another interviewee notes.

Work highlights

Advised Uber on its strategic partnership with Thames Clippers to launch a commuter boat service in London, advising on all elements of the project, including branding arrangements with Thames Clippers, the partnership agreement, and the technology procurements and licences required.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Bates is well versed in the formation of strategic partnerships and other commercial contracts. He advises clients on matters spanning an array of sectors including manufacturing, financial services, automotive and technology.
"He is hard-working, he gets things done and he's always willing to help." "Christopher Bates has been excellent. His strengths are his deep expertise and high responsiveness, and he is a good negotiator who shows attention to detail." "He asks the difficult questions and frames things in the right way to get the most out of contracts."

This page contains Chambers Research content only

Ranked departments can:
  • License the use of Chambers content
  • Access Research Analytics
  • Tailor profile information

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Commercial Contracts


Christopher Bates
Band 3