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:
Chambers UK, 2018
Simon Phippard and Rachel Welch-Phillips report on the referral of a high profile liability case to the ECJ, where the actions of a hotel employee may be used as a tour operator as a 'force majeure' defence.
Writing for 'Aerospace' magazine, Lucy England and Simon Phippard examine how the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) may affect the legal liability and risk in the aerospace sector.
Simon Phippard and Sandra Nicolle look at an important recent case which provides clarity on an airline's liability towards passengers, where a flight - as part of a travel package) - is cancelled.
Last night we were awarded 'Global Patent Firm of the Year' at the 5th annual Who's Who Legal Awards in London. This achievement showcases the international strength and quality of our teams and confirms our ...
International law firm Bird & Bird today has strengthened its global aviation finance capabilities with the addition of Richard Sharman as a London-based partner in its Banking & Finance Group / Aviation & Defence ...
International law firm Bird & Bird appoints two new partners in Paris, expanding its Aviation, Space & Defence and Corporate capabilities.
Join us at our annual conference where we will again look at the latest trends and issues impacting the industry, with a focus on innovation and disruption.
This programme provides a forum in which those working in the UAS industry can network in an informal environment, explore industry trends, exchange views on matters of common interest, and share ideas, knowledge and best practice.
How are digital platforms expected to respond on tax matters? Giuliana Polacco and Annarita De Carne discuss on… https://t.co/73PTEstUXx
RT @twobirdstech: Our team of specialists have provided an update to our "No-Deal" Brexit Checklist for Technology & Communications busines…