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Security, Defence & Aerospace

Our Defence and Aerospace group is a leading specialist practice.  We have a wide range of experience and act for some of the largest corporate entities in this field, as well as public sector bodies and funders in a range of jurisdictions.

Our team's prolonged exposure to senior military officials in relation to major procurements has provided us with a wealth of experience and understanding of the particular challenges of working within defence and adds significant value.

We undertake major defence sector PPP projects, and play a full role in the industry, advising on a wide range of topics, including UORs, sponsored reserves, CONDO, security clearances, secret law, export controls, off-set and the sensitive issues associated with technology transfers and access to non-domestic markets.

We advise internationally on joint ventures, strategic alliances, innovative contractual structures, supply chain management, intellectual property, information technology, competition and procurement issues.

We have played an integral role in thought leadership which has driven the evolution of defence procurement (for example integrator models, partnering and alliancing). 

We run a series of BLP branded defence breakfasts, an established forum for industry discussion and also brief our defence clients with our defence industry briefing.

We are members of the DMA, RUSI, SBAC and RAeS and support these organisations in many ways, including membership of the DMA council and co-promotion of industry events.

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