Industrial and Manufacturing
While the industrial and manufacturing sector is large and diverse, most of its players face similar challenges.
Unless offset by price and surcharge rises, margins have been squeezed by the rising costs of oil, natural gas and steel. At the same time, customers are reluctant to invest in new equipment and the demand for after sales services has grown.
To strengthen core product lines or expand their presence geographically, some players are looking to acquire, while others are keen to divest their under-performing businesses. This comes at a time when local and national taxes, often managed across many territories, are more and more complex and under constant review.
We have a global understanding of the sector and so are ideally placed to share and apply the market intelligence and legal know-how we’ve gained from working in key markets and multiple jurisdictions. Consequently, our advice is realistic, practical and commercially viable.
News and insights
Publications: 12 January 2022
The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape in the UK changed on 4 January 2022 when the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act) came fully into force. The following article has been…
Publications: 16 November 2021
The creation of an independent UK trade remedies regime is a critical and under-reported aspect of the UK’s new trade policy. Going forward, the UK’s newfound ability to shape its own trade remedies…
Publications: 07 October 2021
Driven by changing attitudes and economic priorities, Japan remains a powerful outbound investor and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for inbound transactions.
Publications: 21 December 2020
In the fourth in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…