Spanning the advanced manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, chemicals, ceramics and rapidly developing additive manufacturing sectors, our multidisciplinary team of legal experts work with everyone from start-ups and multi-nationals with complex import and export supply chains through to developers, funders and investors.
We draw on the wider knowledge and resources of our global business to advise on best practise in all commercial areas, regulatory compliance, international trade / market access issues, industry 4.0 and technology applications, including Blockchain, as well as from within the core Advanced Manufacturing team.
Recognised by key legal directories as leaders in the industry, we are renowned for our technical skills, innovative legal services and focus on results. We have a proven track record for providing decisive and clear solutions.
We work with you to reduce risk and production costs, improving market access and helping you to make smarter decisions, both proactively in terms of planning and reactively in the context of investigations. We have particular expertise in:
We also support our clients in the industrials sector with our Connected Services, DWF's range of independent businesses that work alongside organisations to help them better manage risk, reputation, cost, time and resources.
Our understanding of commercial needs, objectives and working environments is recognised internationally. Operating both within the UK and cross jurisdictionally our clients include Aga Rangemaster plc, Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover, BASF, Bentley Motors, Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Baosteel Group, Osram, Essar Steel, Cerame-Unie and Doosan Power Systems.
Private Prosecutions are becoming an increasingly important tool for organisations wanting to protect their workforce and take action to protect themselves from rogue employees, this article highlights why.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill aims to help struggling UK companies to react and adapt to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and the economy. This article considers how the changes proposed in the Bill will affect termination clauses in contracts for the supply of goods and services.
As the market's response to COVID-19 is starting to take shape, we review some of the potential issues that PLCs may encounter when using share schemes.
Change is the "new normal" as Germany returned to work, our checklist brings together everything your business needs to consider from an employment perspective.
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.
On the 1st May 2020, the government published its Roadmap to Ease Restrictions and Reopen Ireland's Economy and Society. This sets out five different phases intended to apply between 18th May and 10th August 2020, subject to the virus remaining under control between each phase.
The UK Government has released guidance setting out recommendations for parties to contracts materially affected by COVID-19 to act responsibly and fairly to protect jobs and the economy.
A key part of the Government's plan to get the UK's workforce safely back to work is the newly published COVID-19 Secure guidance. Following comments that the safety of the nation's workforce will be enforced through "spot checks" of workplaces we look at what this might entail and how businesses can prepare for them.
Our Industrials team's understanding of commercial needs, objectives and working environments is recognised internationally.