We specialise in helping clients in the highly dynamic and idiosyncratic defence sector
The UK defence sector is subject to extensive and fast changing regulation. This creates challenges and opportunities not just around the law but also around how the law is interpreted by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Our Defence sector solicitors specialise in providing a full range of corporate and commercial advice to clients in this dynamic sector. The team's work includes advising on M&A; Ministry of Defence contracts, particularly DEFCONs; the application of UK and EU procurement rules; MoD licensing requirements; and employment and conflict issues.
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Nabarro briefings and reports
ONEL: what constitutes genuine use of a Community Trade Mark?
On 19 December 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the ONEL/OMEL case. This reference from the Court of Appeal of the Hague sought guidance on the question of whether use of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in a single member state constitutes genuine use in the Community. View full briefing
OHIM's box-ticking approach to class heading filings fails to tick all the right boxes
Community Trade Mark (CTM) applicants beware. OHIM (the CTM office) has again (15 October 2012) changed its practice on filings for "class headings". View full briefing
HSE consultation: proposing to recover the cost of investigations
The Health and Safety Executive wants to recover the costs it incurs in investigating a business found to be in material breach of health and safety law. View full briefing
Defence Transparency Agenda: openness, security and commercial sensitivity
Under its Transparency Agenda, the Government aims to publish government tender and contractual information. The idea is to allow the public to see more clearly where money is being spent and on what. View full briefing
Competitive Dialogue – Good News for 2011
Following a consultation with the public and private sector, the Treasury has published a review of the use of competitive dialogue in the UK. The review includes some useful guidance for public authorities regarding the running of large scale procurements and also sets out future work that the Treasury will be carrying out in order to improve the process - news that will be welcome to both the public and private sectors. View full briefing