Large projects or government procurements occasionally require expertise that a company does not have and alliances, teaming or collaboration agreements are well-proven ways to leverage off the capability of one or more third parties. These agreements often require careful drafting in order to minimise potential friction and to clearly delineate the parties’ roles within the alliance or consortium.
As former in-house counsel, we are well aware of the concerns of companies and how to use framework contracts to address the interests of all parties. These agreements at the same time need to act as a stable platform from which the group can achieve its business objectives without feeling impeded by legal drafting. As business lawyers, we also understand the complications that can arise from trying to coordinate different companies toward a common goal and put our efforts into ensuring that such risks are minimised.