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Our Aerospace & Defence Expertise

Our Aerospace and Defence Legal Expertise

Our lawyers can provide you with support on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Collaborative Ventures and Clustering: We have advised members of the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) and the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) on the most appropriate forms of partnering arrangements.

  • Commercial Contracts: Supply contracts in the aerospace and defence sector are often long term and complex. We are experienced in dealing with contracts of all descriptions including MOD standard forms and those involving prime contractors, sub-contractors and also research and development projects

  • Construction: Our experience and dedication to the aerospace and defence sector means that we are ideally placed to advise you on any construction related issues arising from activities in the sector.

  • Dispute Resolution and Debt Recovery: We recognise the importance of long term relationships in the sector and aim to work with you to avoid contentious disputes. We can also help you recover your commercial debts through the WEAF Debt Recovery Scheme.

  • Employment Law & Immigration: The aerospace and defence sector employs a highly skilled and motivated workforce. Employment issues come in many forms and we can advise on all aspects of managing and rewarding your key staff in today's age of increased competition and skills shortages.

  • Finance: Funding from both public and private sources often comes with a bewildering number of legal conditions and considerations.

  • Health & Safety and Regulatory: You know that you have to get this right. Given the often complex manufacturing processes in the aerospace and defence sector there is a paramount need to ensure a safe environment for your staff and members of the public. Please see our Health & Safety case study.

  • Intellectual Property Protection: The protection of business assets and confidential information is vital.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: We have considerable experience of advising aerospace and defence businesses on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, buy outs, joint ventures, restructuring and other corporate transactions.

  • Procurement & Defence Contracts: Recent changes in MoD procurement rules and defence supply contracts call for specialist advice.

  • Real Estate: We provide legal services to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (formerly Defence Estates) and are used to dealing with aerospace and defence properties.

We can look after your legal position. You can focus on running your business.

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Extensive knowledge and experience of our sectors puts VWV in an excellent position to advise and guide aerospace and defence companies throughout their engagement.

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Meet the Team

Our aerospace and defence lawyers have wide ranging expertise and can offer you support and guidance across a wide range of topics.

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Ben Holt - Partner at VWV

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