I am a Partner and head of the Commercial Contracts team at Trethowans, based within the Southampton office.
I have extensive experience of helping a wide variety of clients in relation to their commercial contracts, from FTSE 100 companies to SMEs. My work ranges from advising on simple terms and conditions through to drafting and negotiating complex, business critical outsourcing agreements.
I have particular experience of contracts relating to supply chain and procurement, warehousing and logistics, advertising and marketing, outsourcing of services and the appointment of agents, distributors, franchisees and concessionaires.
I am an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
I am a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 guide.
“Jon is great to work with and is a valued and trusted advisor. He is always supportive and provides clear, practical and commercial advice” – Paul Donaldson, Retail Operations Director, Dufry
Areas of Expertise
Advising a FTSE 100 home improvement retailer on its contracts for the warehousing of goods and the distribution of those goods to stores and direct to customers.
Advising a large, international retailer on the operation of shop concessions at Center Parcs resorts.
Advising a multi-national consumer goods company on the appointment of a distributor for Ireland.
Advising a famous, German spirits brand on its advertising and sponsorship agreements for the UK.
Advising one of the World’s largest coffee shop chains on its purchase of cups and food packaging.
Advising a luxury boat manufacturer on its purchasing contracts.
Advising a high street clothing retailer on some of its international franchise agreements.
Advising various clients on the outsourcing of services, including cleaning, catering, security, facilities management, cash collection, recruitment services and vehicle fleet management.