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Aerospace, Defense and Security

The aerospace, defense and security sector is about to see a dramatic change in business – it’s what we do with this knowledge that will see savvy organisations thrive. From the turbulence and uncertainty that Brexit brings, to disruptive technologies that could completely alter the production line, our ADS team is here to ensure your flight to the top is as smooth as possible.

Why Eversheds Sutherland?

  • Eversheds Sutherland represents one quarter of all ADS in the Fortune500
  • one third of all aerospace and defense in the FTSE350
  • over 30 jurisdictions
  • successfully completed more mergers and acquisitions in the UK for aerospace, defense and security than any other firm in 2017

Our experience

Our aerospace, defense and security group advises major international and domestic clients from both the public and private sectors. We work with clients on a wide range of matters and issues, including mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements (e.g. teaming agreements); group reorganisations; export of military as "dual use" items US (ITAR, EAR), EU and EU Member state national regimes; procurement projects; procurement challenges, reviews and bid protests, litigation and supply chain disputes; REACH compliance; merger control clearance and foreign investment clearances (e.g. CFIUS); aerospace safety certifications; applicability of sanctions regimes (particularly UN, EU and US laws) and representation before Ministries of Defense and other regulatory bodies.

  • advising a worldwide aerospace provider on compliance with EU export control legislation and in respect of the export of specific military and “dual-use” items
  • handling challenging competition and antitrust issues on major defense acquisitions in a highly consolidated defense market area
  • advising the Board of Directors of a foreign-owned, classified US business on a regular basis
  • working with a major private equity firm on due diligence and negotiation of agreements with respect to the acquisition of major aerospace and defense components firms
  • leading and project managing a global disposals program for a multinational integrated security company

Contact our aerospace, defense and security team

If you would like any further information or need advice on aerospace, defense and security matters, then please do not hesitate to contact our legal team.