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.
Undergraduate students can gain experience with DWF, the global legal business.
All parties to labour supply chains need to be aware of their obligations arising from the new IR35 rules, particularly as the rules shift the liability and burden of operating PAYE. We take a look at the key changes and what they mean in practice.
Peter Barnes, Partner and head of automotive sector at DWF, comments on the SMMT UK car production figures.
Dimitris Sinaniotis, Competition Director at global legal business DWF, comments on the concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the proposed deal between Floatel and Prosafe.
DWF's team in Poland advised TAURON Polska Energia S.A on the due diligence and transactional process for five wind farms belonging from in.ventus group and the receivables of Hamburg Commercial Bank AG from wind farm management companies.
Jonathan Branton, head of public sector at DWF, comments on the announcement by the UK Government that it has introduced a £16 million fund to support customs experts post-Brexit.
Our Industrials team's understanding of commercial needs, objectives and working environments is recognised internationally.