Logistics and supply chain
Our experienced logistic lawyers understand the critical importance of logistics to businesses, particularly in the current climate and due to the impact of Brexit.
Changing business models, new technologies, increasing consumer demand, and a growing environmental and sustainability agenda are forcing rapid changes to the way logistics services are procured and supplied.
Added to that the increasing costs involved – whether property, assets and people – as well as Brexit (and the fundamental changes it may bring) and increasing regulation, the need to “get it right” has never been greater.
With substantive experience in advising both logistics providers and customers on all aspects of logistics contracts and regulation and drawing on practical know-how gained through our location centrally within the “golden circle” for logistics, we are well placed to assist.
For logistics providers, growing their business in an increasingly competitive market is paramount. We provide a solution-focused service, helping to win business and reduce cost while assisting in mitigating against the risks involved. For customers, securing the right outcome, minimising business disruption, and future-proofing is paramount.
Our expertise includes advising on:
- logistics outsourcings across a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive / manufacturing, defence, FMCG, health, public, retail and utilities;
- in-sourcing / second generation outsourcings;
- supply chain management;
- collaborations including partnering arrangements, joint ventures and sub-contracting;
- technology procurements and licensing;
- asset procurements and leasing;
- property acquisitions, leasing and disposals;
- trading on standard terms including RHW, FTA, UKWA, CMR and Incoterms;
- dispute resolution including contractual disputes, insolvency and asset recovery;
- employment (including restructures and TUPE);
- mergers, acquisitions and disposals (including guidance through CMA approvals);
- data security and health and safety; and
- compliance with logistics law and regulation.
Our clients include 3PLs (including household names); multi-nationals and major corporates, SMEs and new entrants, as well as technology providers and consultants.
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