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          Manufacturing and engineering are critical to our economic success but generating investment and growth within the UK market raises legal and commercial challenges at every stage.

          Spanning the advanced manufacturing, engineering, aerospace, chemicals and rapidly developing additive manufacturing sectors our multidisciplinary team of legal experts works with everyone from start-ups and multi-nationals through to developers, funders and investors.

          We have a proven track record for providing decisive, clear solutions and for innovation and sustainability. Whether managing the design and manufacturing cycle, leading on a merger or acquisition, importing or exporting goods, raw materials and components, exploiting intellectual property assets, resolving disputes, tackling fraud, navigating EU, competition law and state aids, managing your workforce, providing real estate advice or advising on funding for expansion, we work hard to reduce risk and help you make smarter decisions.

          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 and Doosan Power Systems.

          Partner-led expertise with an innovative approach

          Our Industrials team's understanding of commercial needs, objectives and working environments is recognised internationally.

          Andrew Symms

          • Partner // Head of Energy & Industrials, UK

          Ali Boroumand

          • Partner // Head of Mining & Minerals

          Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

          • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

          Jean Francois Mercadier

          • Partner // Managing Partner (France)

          Michael Falter

          • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany)

          Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Global Disputes

          Klaus Brisch, LL.M. (USA)

          • Partner // Certified Attorney in Information Technology // Global Head of Technology

          Marco Müller-ter Jung, LL.M. (Informationsrecht)

          • Partner // Certified Attorney in Information Technology
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.
          DWF Resource

          DWF Resource

          Recruiting temporary legal services support can be costly and time consuming. In order to overcome these challenges we introduce DWF Resource – the next generation of flexible resource, helping you secure high quality, fixed-cost, flexible legal support.
          DWF Forensic

          DWF Forensic

          DWF Forensic is a team of experienced, qualified forensic accountants and investigators, with ‘Big Four’ accounting expertise.