EXPERTISE Aerospace & Defence

Our global Aerospace and Defence team has market-leading experience in managing the unique risks and challenges of defence projects for public and private sector clients.

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Pre-eminent capability across the Defence industry

We are recognised as one of the leading firms in the Defence industry, acting for both government agencies and industry participants in multiple jurisdictions. Our global team advise on all aspects of defence projects across land, sea and air, including:

  • procurement and support of strategic military assets and systems, from design and manufacture through to in-service support and decommissioning;
  • construction and sustainment of defence facilities;
  • management and maintenance of the defence estate and accommodation;
  • government policy and regulatory advice (in particular around export control and ITAR); and
  • corporate advice, M&A transactions and disputes involving defence contractors.

Innovative and practical legal solutions

We work on innovative defence projects which require innovative solutions. We have significant experience in developing novel transaction structures including alliance contracts, strategic partnering, performance-based contracting and public private partnerships. We work with government and industry to develop procurement policy and contracting templates, and are market leaders in sole source contracting advice.

Understanding the military context

Through our extensive experience in acting both for, and across from, government agencies, we are sensitive to the requirements of the ultimate customer in defence projects. We ensure that our advice reinforces the partnering, consensual approach and military ethos which is vital in the successful delivery of defence projects worldwide.

Expertise in fixed wing and rotary wing projects

Our aerospace capability extends across the full spectrum of fixed wing and rotary wing projects, from procurement and sustainment through to training and simulation. We provide expert advice to some of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft, parts and systems in the defence context and projects for wider commercial use.

The team provides excellent client service. They are agile in their responses and clear on their purpose and how they are going to deliver value for their client Chambers, 2018

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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