The industrial sector is at the core of our business and we have played a significant role in helping clients to address the challenges and structural changes facing them.
Our team has in-depth understanding of the key business challenges for industrial companies that provide both the capital goods and raw materials for production facilities. From advising on strategic transactions and financing to business-critical projects and operational issues, our Industrials group develops practical legal solutions for clients in a range of industries including aerospace, defense and automotive and their associated supply chains.
Aerospace & Defense
With an impressive client base comprising some of the world’s major aerospace and defense manufacturers and service providers, we have a track record of advising on major transactions in Greece and are well placed to help clients prepare for local tenders under EU public procurement rules and regulations.
We have unparalleled experience with regard to PFI/PPP projects and have successfully advised clients on securing public tenders issued by the Ministry of Defense, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. In addition, in-depth experience in drafting, negotiating and executing offset programs.
Our multi-disciplinary team combines expertise in Project Finance, TMT and IP, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Competition/Antitrust with a deep understanding of the legal frameworks governing the sector and strong relationships with public-sector bodies and key individuals at central and local levels. We have experience with sector-specific FCPA matters and international anti-corruption regimes, including the UN Convention Against Corruption and OECD Anti-bribery Convention. Our litigation specialists have successfully defended several top US and EU defense contractors in international arbitrations against the Greek State.
Our automotive practice has advised a number of leading US and EU car and truck manufacturers, major engineering companies and suppliers on their legal and operational challenges in doing business in Greece.
The automotive industry is facing enormous challenges. Competitive, financial and environmental pressures, and the emergence of new transport solutions, including e-mobility, connected and automated driving, as well futuristic urban-mobility concepts are driving structural changes and raising fresh legal issues.
Our automotive team, which draws on expertise from around the firm, is helping clients address these existential threats, identifying practical and forward-looking business and legal solutions and supporting them in making the deals and that are helping to secure their future.