Manufacturing & Engineering
For organisations in the manufacturing and engineering arena, even seemingly simple products and projects have vastly complex operations behind them.
Safeguarding IP in pioneering manufacturing processes or software engineering systems is vital to secure and build market share. Supply chains must be well-managed both upstream and downstream to drive efficiency and reduce risk. Outsourcing arrangements and sub-contractor relationships must enhance rather than undermine operational delivery. And mobilising and retaining staff with the right skills and talent holds the keys to unlocking growth and innovation.
We are renowned as the go-to law firm for creators, makers and innovators – the kinds of dynamic businesses like yours which need access to insightful and forward-looking legal advice if they are to make the most of the opportunities in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Our lawyers understand the need to make the complex simple, supporting both leading names and niche businesses from food & beverage to consumer goods, healthcare to construction, and automotive to software for all their legal requirements from the running of their day-to-day business to major strategic transactions.
COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers22 June 2020
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
Lewis Silkin advises Descours & Cabaud on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group12 May 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised French Group Descours & Cabaud, the leading distributor of MRO and PPE products in Europe, on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group.
Implying terms into commercial contracts impacted by COVID-1931 March 2020
We live and work in unprecedented times. The health of the population is rightly the priority, but it is abundantly clear that steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having a very significant impact on the ability of businesses to fulfil obligations in commercial contracts.
Lewis Silkin has advised new client Artelia Group on its acquisition of quantity surveying practice Austin Newport Group26 March 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised new client Artelia Group, an international, multidisciplinary consultancy, engineering and project management group, on its acquisition of Austin Newport Group, specialised in chartered quantity surveying, project management contracting and recovery of damaged historic buildings.
Lewis Silkin has advised Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Staffordshire based companies WMH Transmissions Ltd & Apex Transmissions Ltd17 March 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised Descours & Cabaud in the acquisition for its subsidiary Hayley 247 of Staffordshire based companies WMH Transmissions Ltd & Apex Transmissions Ltd (WMH). WMH will now become the UK Groups specialist provider of Precision Linear Motion products and services.
Coronavirus creating uncertainty for landlords13 March 2020
Covid-19 (or the coronavirus as it is more commonly known) has now been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
Lewis Silkin has advised international engineering and consulting group, Systra Limited, on its acquisition of TSP Projects06 September 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised international engineering and consulting group, Systra Limited, on its acquisition of TSP Projects.