In line with KPMG's long-standing market reputation for providing integrated and flexible business methodologies, the Legal Services practice provides corporate and commercial work for a wide variety of clients, both domestic and international. Cross-border transactions are facilitated by our membership of an international network of corporate, commercial and employment lawyers.

The advice and services we offer in the commercial arena are client-driven and are often provided in conjunction with other KPMG services such as transaction services, corporate finance, tax advice and the provision of advice for the financial services sector. We advise on company law issues, including matters such as financial assistance for the purchase of shares, share redemption, holding of treasury shares, loans to directors and directors’ duties.

KPMG’s Legal Services team has extensive experience of:


Documentation of business arrangements including:

  • business structures and trading arrangements
  • agency agreements
  • franchise and agency arrangements
  • management services agreements
  • service provider agreements
  • sales and distribution agreements
  • licence agreements
  • sales and service terms and conditions
  • implementing arrangements for VAT and transfer pricing


  • Information technology and software agreements
  • Technology implementation and outsourcing projects
  • Intellectual property
  • IP licensing, commercialisation and management
  • Image rights and advertising agreements


  • Review of documentation, structures and trading arrangements for:
  • compliance with financial services regulatory legal requirements
  • commercial law issues including consumer law and regulatory matters
  • legal requirements and matters arising from regulatory change (e.g. GDPR, privacy and data protection)

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