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Martin O’Neill

Martin O’Neill

My expertise is in commercial contract and corporate work including IP& IT. I provide general legal and commercial advice to a diverse client base.

Ranked highly in the independent Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for a number of consecutive years. The 2024 edition quotes a current client as saying:

“Martin understands our business well and provides a very high level of service”

Broad ranging commercial advice I provide to WJM clients relates to:-

  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Terms and conditions of trade and commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance and Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Commercial disputes
  • Licensing and protection of intellectual property, IT and e-commerce, data protection and freedom of informationGeneral commercial advice


Recent Activity

Recent commercial contract work has seen me act for a wide range of businesses, from local enterprises to international listed companies.

Industry sectors include technology, energy, retail, leisure & hospitality and franchising.

  • Advising a leading UK manufacturing business on commercial contracts
  • Sponsorship advice to public and private entities relating to high profile music festivals, premier league football and global sports brands
  • Advising a major software supplier on licensing and data protection
  • Advising several leading UK energy companies on a number of commercial agreements
  • Buying and selling a variety of businesses
  • Advising major UK franchisors on managing their franchise networks and commercial contracts
  • Advising public sector bodies and local authorities on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters