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Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Our industrial engineering experience spans local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to global leaders in engineering and technology. Regardless of size, from cloud technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the use of Big Data, to the development of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, we understand that digitization is having a profound impact on industrial engineering companies. Along with exciting opportunities, digitization presents challenges such as the use and exploitation of data, liability issues and cybersecurity.

Our Industrial Engineering legal team understand that regulation and compliance is also firmly on your agenda, with more frequent and larger fines being handed down by regulators. The resultant reputational harm to businesses is now such that it features on all corporations’ risk registers. Supply chain transparency is at the fore, an example being the Modern Slavery Act requirements.

Experienced industrial engineering lawyers

Our legal advisers’ breadth of industrial engineering experience, coupled with our geographical spread and multi-jurisdictional capability, means we can support you through the opportunities and challenges of an evolving market place, and supply innovative, up-to-date and relevant legal advice. We can support your business wherever in the world you or your products may be.

Our recent experience includes:

  • advising a company on its ‘smart’ factory, covering automated picking and packing
  • advising a U.S.-based global leader in high performance fiber lasers on the acquisition of a UK-based manufacturer of complementary laser technology
  • assisting industrial clients with the implications of complying with the Modern Slavery Act, including the practicalities of interrogating the supply chain
  • drafting agreements for the supply of materials for a drone and subsequent agreements covering its exploitation and marketing
  • conducting reviews for leading engineering firms to test and evaluate the robustness of their safety management systems
International joint ventures in the industrial sector

International joint ventures in the industrial sector - Partnering for success

A bespoke and interactive workshop for your business, to identify the major pitfalls and challenges when setting up a joint venture; how to prevent issues in the future and ensure a synergistic relationship with your business partner.

Key global environmental issues - Achieving cost-effective compliance wherever you do business

Whether you are looking for compliance advice in one jurisdiction or across multiple jurisdictions, or you need environmental due diligence as part of cross-border M&A, our specialist environmental lawyers can help you. Advising on projects across multiple jurisdictions is something we do every day.

Contact our industrial engineering team

If you would like any further information or need advice on industrial engineering, please contact our legal team.