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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.

 

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Publications: 26 February 2024

No patents, no problem: how Formula 1 technology races ahead without patent protection

As arguably the most technologically advanced sport in the world, where cutting-edge R&D is critical to achieving results on the track, it would be reasonable to assume that patents play a pivotal…

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Publications: 23 February 2023

Scrutiny of tech deals remains a priority with PE and labour markets in the spotlight

Digital/tech transactions remain high on the enforcement agenda. Last year brought high-profile tech cases and progression of new digital rules. Overall, however, antitrust intervention focused on…

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Publications: 16 February 2023

Sanctions in the spotlight: the High Court considers Russia sanctions implications

The High Court in London has issued a number of judgments in recent weeks that consider the implications of the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia in the last 12 months. In this article, we…

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Publications: 10 February 2023

Dispute resolution at the WTO: the wheels continue to turn

Dispute resolution in relation to international trade disputes continues to progress in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) system even in the absence of a functioning Appellate Body.

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