We aim to combine our deep knowledge of defence and security with our practical legal experience to develop commercial solutions that make long-term business sense for you.

We have been working extensively in defence and security since 2004 and have a passion for this sector. We have advised on just about every type of agreement, transaction and dispute that the industry presents.   Our global team has been involved in some of the most significant military procurement programmes undertaken and our work has covered the MoD’s naval, land, combat, air, medical, satellite, communications, IT and broader technology requirements.

Our vision is to be the number one law firm for defence and security organisations being changed by technology and the digital world.  This means that we can understand the issues facing you and the support you need to solve them.  Our team advises on an extraordinary range of technologies in the sector: from submarines, to satellites to anything that flies.  We fully understand the complexities, challenges and opportunities that you face, whether in the design and manufacture, modification, integration, maintenance, repair or overhaul, or through life support of your products and services.  

Areas where we regularly advise include: 

  • Equipment maintenance and support solutions
  • Collaboration structures including alliancing, teaming agreements, research and development and joint venturing
  • Compliance, including Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Corporate M&A work – National Security issues
  • Customer finance / leasing, asset management and Export Credit 
  • Cyber security and Intelligence 
  • Data – in its broadest sense including protection of personal data (GDPR) together with exploitation of data
  • Defence contracting and major programmes for complex mission critical assets, ranging from nuclear submarines to satellites to IT systems
  • Employment and immigration – National Security considerations
  • EU Public procurement law including the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 and Article 346 
  • Export Control and Customs – technology transfer and Offset/Industrial Participation 
  • International co-operation – NATO / OCCAR / NAHEMA
  • IP protection, exploitation and litigation
  • Industry regulatory issues including Single Source Contract Regulations
  • Smart Procurement and 'availability contracting'
  • Systems integration
  • Space & satellites – secure communications 
  • Supply chain and procurement – limitation of liability 
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems – data protection / privacy / certification / product liability  

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