Ecommerce law

Ecommerce law

"Mailin Bala is growing in stature thanks to her solid input in publishing work. "She didn't overcomplicate matters," says one delighted client."

Chambers UK 2013

If you are moving all or part of your business online, or even if your business is looking to transact with its customers online for the first time, then you will need our experienced legal team to guide you through all stages of your e-commerce projects.

When 'going digital' and moving a major brand into the online space, you will need legal experts who can talk business to your commercial teams, whilst 'talking digital' to your creatives and the content and service providers with whom you partner.

With any online project or e-commerce venture it's important to get things right from the start. That is why our clients like to work with us closely to make sure they get practical, timely advice when they need it before establishing the foundations on which they build their digital projects.

Our teams can advise on the full range of setup issues including the appropriate legal vehicle for your e-commerce projects and any jurisdictional issues that need to be dealt with from the outset.

We can also help you with any regulatory licenses or registrations that your business activities online require and we offer a full domain names service to help you register or acquire key domain names.

We can also advise on the infrastructure of your project; that is, the contracts with key providers that build and run your digital assets, including agreements with website and app developers, e-commerce and other platform providers, hosting and site maintenance providers, moderators, escrow agents and third party content and cloud service providers.

Once you are ready to launch your business, our publishing and digital media law team will lead you through all the relevant legal compliance requirements and work closely with your creative teams to help you make sure that you are effectively managing your risks to your customers and users, both on and off screen.

We have helped our clients, who include world-leading brands in media, entertainment, finance, retail and business service industries, as well as innovative and game changing SMEs successfully launch their digital projects and can do the same for your business.

Previous work highlights

  • The initial development of the Pottermore website, the new online home of the Harry Potter books
  • Preparing master services agreement for 'cloud based' service provider
  • Drafting and negotiating an agile software development contract for the development of a web-based golf academy management platform
  • Advising on and drafting the terms and conditions of sale and use of a global e-commerce web store exclusively offering e-versions of a renowned series of children's books
  • E-commerce work for leading newspaper