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Paul Joukador

A leading partner in commercial, outsourcing and technology matters who delivers pragmatic and strategic legal advice to complex matters in order to meet clients' commercial goals.

Highly-ranked for commercial contracts in both Legal 500 and Chambers, Paul supports a broad range of businesses – including many well-known brands – in their daily operations and also when undertaking transformational projects. Paul is able to guide clients in the development of new products or services in the UK and globally, navigating complex supply chain challenges, entering into strategic alliances, establishing new routes to market and harnessing technologies to increase competitiveness or efficiencies.

Paul is highly experienced in helping manage change within organisations whether it is through delivering technology solutions or establishing new relationships with suppliers, networks or customers. He provides creative and workable solutions for complex legal questions and understands that a successful transaction is one that must strike the right balance in managing risk while achieving our client's commercial objectives.

Relevant work

  • Advising Stella McCartney on the buyout of her existing joint venture with Kering and the subsequent entry into a new arrangement with LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton.
  • Paul has advised a number of well-known retailers on European procurement hub and framework arrangements. He advised a major UK supermarket on the outsourcing of its regional distribution centres and logistic arrangements for delivery to its stores as well as on strategic ventures for expanding product sales.
  • He also advised a transport service on all aspects of the launch of a new UK service utilizing digital booking and payments including the customer journey model, outsource arrangements, consumer and B2B terms, licensing data collection and use and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Using his breadth of experience he advised an advertising agency on sales policy and regulatory compliance issues and a major advertising concession agreement in London and assisted a leading UK designer on joint venture arrangements, brand issues and transforming key IT and operating arrangements.

Directory quotes

Paul Joukador is a leading commercial lawyer, with experience handling cross-border mandates. He is adept at advising well-known brands in a range of sectors in relation to contracts facilitating their day-to-day operations as well as more strategic partnering arrangements. - Chambers UK 2021

"Great all-round commercial lawyer." - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Joukador is knowledgeable about a wide range of issues, such as supply chain management and strategic alliances, among others. - The Legal 500 UK 2018

He is highly experienced in negotiating business-critical agreements concerning the supply, procurement and distribution needs of multinational companies. - Chambers UK 2019

The "excellent" Paul Joukador has experience working with significant multinational companies on procurement, supply and distribution arrangements. He is described as "able, savvy and experienced." - Chambers UK 2018

Clients report he is "very bright and he knows his stuff," with others adding that he is "very able and very experienced." - Chambers UK 2017