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 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 expertise.
As the UK faces a future outside the European Union, its ability to trade – with Europe and elsewhere – will be crucial to its future prosperity.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
The EAT has handed down its judgment in one of the most significant employment status cases and has held that Uber drivers in London are workers, not self-employed contractors, for the purpose of the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.
This article focuses on the future of the aerospace sector in the United Arab Emirates - what's next and how will it be achieved? One word sums it up and the UAE Government is pulling out all the stops to support it - "Innovation".
Head of Automotive Caroline Coates reviews the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017 and asks if it provides what the insurance industry is looking for.
Big data doesn’t have to be intimidating. Whether by air, land or sea transportation and logistics already generates and processes large data sets on a regular basis. The prospect of dealing with even larger amounts of data and using increased computational power to analyse it – the opportunity that 'Big Data' presents, is exciting progress.
DWF’s global transport practice comprises more than 60 lawyers across the globe who deliver in-depth knowledge of the automotive, maritime, rail, aviation, road transport and logistics sectors.