From the delivery of new infrastructure to the adoption of new technologies, transport is at the core of economies all around the world. Developments such as driverless vehicles and the concept of mobility as a service will transform our lives and impact businesses’ transport and logistics requirements - as well as the commuting habits of staff. Investment in infrastructure such as high-speed rail and additional runway capacity will be complimented by initiatives to rebalance the economy such as the Northern Powerhouse and City Deals.
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The marine industry will continue to be complex as international trade becomes ever more challenging. In such an uncertain and rapidly changing environment, where regulation, insurance and commerce are so critical to your success, you need legal advice from people that understand your sector.
DWF’s transport law team brings together an international network of 60 lawyers offering a full range of legal services to both public and private sector clients across the automotive, maritime, rail, aviation, road, transport and logistics sectors. We help our clients navigate the challenges of the dynamic international business environment, providing commercially focussed legal advice on issues related to insurance, employment, asset finance, litigation, public procurement and infrastructure development.
What sets us apart from other Top 20 legal businesses is our dedication. We make it our business to know your business and to become an integral part of your team. We understand the pressures and emotions involved. As a result, our clients trust us to rise to any challenge and to present market-leading legal solutions, every time. Our ability to deliver is recognised by our clients and as a result we are recommended in all the major legal directories for our transport sector expertise.
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A technology revolution is upon us, but what does this mean for the world of transport? Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrical Energy and Storage have the potential to transform the sector, but what challenges do businesses face in adopting these technologies?
With the advancement of electric vehicle fleets and the development of electric roads, is this the end for fossil fuels? Read the fourth in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
Blockchain technology could change the face of commercial transport, but only once its full potential is unlocked. Read the third in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
The adoption of data analytics has grown exponentially, but concerns over security and privacy remain. Read the second in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
The benefits of using artificial intelligence in transport are clear, but can it live up to the hype? Read the first in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
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In a move which is likely to facilitate multiple European government bail outs of airlines, sports, leisure and hospitality companies and possibly even carmakers and others under the most acute pressure from the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has further amended its State aid Temporary Framework to allow for recapitalisation aid and subordinated debt instruments. The new rules contain limitations on dividends and acquisitions by businesses who benefit from recapitalisation aid and include a requirement for conditions relating to climate change and the digital agenda to be reported to the European Commission. While the UK remains in the Brexit transition period (currently due to expire on 31 December 2020), these rules apply to it as well.