Because the internet is a truly global marketplace, with potential customers locate all over the world, e-commerce very often has an international element.
In addition to the usual contracts required when a business becomes involved with e-commerce, such as website development and hosting agreements, intellectual property licences and website sales terms and conditions, there are additional issues to be considered when e-commerce is international. While these include more obvious issues such as international shipping terms and payment currency, issues related to purchase taxes, import licensing and privacy or data protection are also important and are likely to vary according the country of the purchaser.
Healys has extensive experience and expertise in advising on, drafting and negotiating internet and e-commerce contracts. We work closely with foreign lawyers experienced in these fields in their own jurisdictions, and can introduce clients to them where necessary. We take a realistic and commercial approach to a client's needs, and ensure that we understand the commercial imperative behind the proposed e-commerce venture, in order to properly tailor documents to the client's requirements.