Aerospace & Defence


At Taylor Wessing, we have highly specialised lawyers who have many years’ experience and in-depth expertise in civil aerospace (including satellites) as well as across the entire defence industry - domestically and abroad.

Our lawyers are leaders in handling the legal issues facing dynamic industries (including future technologies). Our international network and activity in rapidly developing markets enables us to advise our clients about subjects that are in the early stages of development.

Our Aerospace & Defence Industry Group combines technological know-how with international expertise.

Our expertise includes procurement, antitrust and competition, plant construction law (including contracts), public law (including regulatory requirements), intellectual property (including patents), IT and data protection, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, finance, labour law and dispute resolution.

Areas of expertise:

  • Air traffic regulations and approvals
  • Claims and risk management
  • Cooperation and consortia
  • Cybersecurity
  • Design and supply contracts
  • Digitalisation/industry 4.0
  • Major procurement projects
  • Product safety and product liability
  • Protection of know-how and trade secrets
  • Service contracts
  • Tender procedures
  • Unmanned systems (UAS and UMS)