contracts make the world go round

A big part of a business’ success is building strong relationships with customers, suppliers, and other partners. A contract usually underpins those relationships.

Whether it’s licensing a product, creating a channel, or negotiating business-critical services, we can help you put in place the right contract for that the job. We advise on all tech and general commercial contracts, from simple services agreements to bespoke and high-value project contracts.

We provide our clients no-nonsense advice on their contracts. We live and breathe technology and work as part of our client’s team, including contributing to the commercial calls they make on their contracts. Our focus is on achieving great commercial outcomes and not sweating the small stuff.

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customer contracts

We draft and negotiate customer contracts for deals in New Zealand and worldwide. Our work includes software licences and support contracts, SaaS and cloud contracts, web, mobile and app terms of use, master contracts, project contracts and statements of work/order forms, and supply contracts and standard terms of business.

channel arrangements

Establishing effective channels to market is on the critical path for most tech companies. Tech companies usually have multi-market aspirations and creating a strong in-market network is often the key to success.

We help our clients with all forms of channel contracts, including distribution and resale, partner and joint venture, and licensing and white labelling. We also provide strategic advice on how to change sales and distribution models, e.g. buying out distributors to move to a direct sales model in preparation for a liquidity event.

procurement

We advise both suppliers and customers on major IT and telecommunications procurement projects. We help clients with ROI, RFI, RFQ, and RFP documents, we advise on RFP responses particularly responses to contractual terms, and we draft and negotiate the contracts falling out of the procurement process.

“Simmonds Stewart are tech focused experts, who drive hard for a positive outcome and make sure the outcome is the right one for the business.”

matthew gibson, cfo, invenco

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commercial resources

mutual confidentiality agreement

This is a simple mutual (or two way) confidentiality agreement setting out the terms on which each party will keep confidential the other party’s information.

SaaS terms of use

These are simple supplier friendly B2B SaaS terms of use for low value/low risk SaaS service supplies.
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