London Based Commercial Law Firm

Who are EM Law?

You’re looking for a commercial lawyer. You’re a high growth start-up and you want to do things properly from the get-go. Or you’ve been trading successfully for a while now, you’ve finally got some spare cash and you know that you need to get those sketchy contracts you put together checked by a professional. Or maybe you’re an established business already using a law firm but you’re not being looked after or you’re paying a fortune – maybe even both! Welcome. You’ve come to the right place.


We Understand

We understand the challenges that small and mid-sized businesses are facing because our lawyers have been working with these types of businesses for many years and we’re a small business ourselves. We’ll help you achieve what you want quickly, with minimum fuss and for a fair price. We also think you’ll enjoy working with us.

Our commercial lawyers are responsive, personable and efficient. We have diverse backgrounds and top-tier experience enabling us to help a wide variety of clients with their businesses in the UK and abroad. We don’t just draft documents and tell you what the law is, we come up with creative ways to mitigate risk, drive commercial strategy and above all we problem solve. Impressing our clients is at the heart of what we do.

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Our Lawyers have Parter-Level & Senior In-House Experience


We are recognised by Global Law Experts as experts in contract law and part of The Legal 500

For Rapidly Scaling Businesses

We work with businesses across a wide range of industries to help them scale up rapidly.

Domestic & International

We provide business law support for local businesses, clients around the UK and clients from overseas.


We can work in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian.


We specialise in all kinds of commercial law, corporate law and technology law. We are business lawyers.

Services provided by our commercial law firm:

Commercial property law

Our commercial property law service supports business clients with leases, tenancy arrangements and commercial property sales and purchases. We also support clients needing commercial property due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions.

Construction solicitors

Our construction law services include helping clients put in place all kinds of building contracts and JCT contracts. We also advise on collateral warranties, bank guarantees, development contracts and agreements for the financing of construction projects.

Corporate law

We advise on a wide range of corporate law matters such as the purchase of private businesses either by way of share purchase or asset purchase, providing or receiving equity or debt investment and the establishment of joint venture and shareholder agreements.

Business Contracts

We provide expert advice on business contracts and contract law. For example, we advise on franchise agreements, distribution agreements, agency contracts, terms and conditions of business and contracts for the supply or purchase of goods and services.

Software and technology

Our software and technology lawyers handle all kinds of software and technology contracts including SaaS licences, channel provider and reseller agreements, software design and development agreements, agile contracts, maintenance and service level agreements.

Employment law

We offer cost-effective solutions to employers and employees needing employment law advice. We handle contentious and non-contentious employment law work so our services include drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks and handling tribunal claims.

Data Protection law

Our data protection law firm provides expert legal advice on data protection laws and compliance. We help clients with data mapping, privacy policies, privacy notices, data transfer agreements, data retention and other policies required by GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

Dispute resolution

We are experts in dispute resolution and commercial litigation. While we do our utmost to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation, occasionally the gloves come off. As well as handling claims in the UK courts we also help clients with overseas disputes.

International law

Our international law firm helps clients with the legal and commercial aspects of overseas projects. We have particular expertise in helping clients supply services to foreign governments. We help clients with international contracts, tenders and resolving complex challenges.

Employee Share Incentives

Employee share incentive schemes need to be designed with care – there are multiple traps for the unwary. Our share scheme lawyers advise on a wide range of employee share option schemes such as EMI schemes, growth share schemes and long term incentive plans.

Media law

We help clients in the media and creative industries with their advertising, marketing and promotions and data protection. We advise on media contracts such as sponsorship contracts, licence agreements and brand protection. See more about our media law solicitors.

Not all Solicitors are Equal

It’s not just about finding a solution – it’s about finding a solution that causes minimal disruption to your business and which makes it easier for you to do business. Our solicitors have top-tier experience from leading firms and a proven track record in delivering exceptional results for their clients.

We are efficient. Some solicitors seem to think they are doing you a favour by getting back to you at some point with their esteemed advice. Not us. We’d rather you gave us some work, we get it done quickly, you pat us on the back and you give us some more work.

You’ll like us. It’s not just more pleasant to be working with someone you like, it’s better for business. If you get on with the person you’re working with you’ll communicate better, things won’t get missed and you’ll have a proper discussion of what the solutions are to the challenges that you are facing

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London Based Commercial Law Firm

Our Clients

Our Clients: most of EM Law’s clients are small to medium sized businesses with turnovers from very little to up to around £80 million. Many of our clients are based in London and the South-East although we have clients in other parts of the UK. We also act for foreign investors doing business in the UK. As well as supporting clients with all aspects of their UK business we have unique expertise in helping clients operate internationally and in particular in the emerging and frontier markets. You can find more details of our international law experience here.

Case Studies

Sale of a Business – Asset Sale

We helped a UK company with the sale of its business to another UK entity. The business was owned by one individual and was sold as a going concern through an asset transfer.

GDPR Compliance – Fashion Industry Software

Our client provided a software-as-a-service product to manufacturers in the fashion industry. They asked us to help them with GDPR compliance.

GDPR Compliance – Telecoms Provider

Our client was a telecommunications provider, operating a cloud-based platform with thousands of users on it. They approached us for help with GDPR compliance ahead of GDPR coming into effect in May 2018.