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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)
        Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.
        DWF Forensic

        DWF Forensic

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