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.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) came into force on 26 June and includes measures 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 Act affects termination clauses in contracts for the supply of goods and services.
On the 29 June 2020, there was welcome news for many organisations which have previously been rejected from obtaining public funding due to the inclusion of the "undertaking in difficulty" test in the State aid Temporary Framework, which has meant that those not satisfying this test as at the end of December 2019 were excluded from support.
"Even in the pandemic, we want to make it possible for industry and medium-sized companies to work as safely as possible. Employers have a special responsibility for their employees to protect them from infections," said the German Chancellor and the heads of the federal states' governments on May 6, 2020, in a resolution to further relax measures to contain the COVID 19 pandemic. With the relaxation of measures, employers are faced with the increasing pressure of meeting their responsibilities to ensure the health of their employees.
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.
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.
Our Industrials team's understanding of commercial needs, objectives and working environments is recognised internationally.