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Defence Industry

Our defence industry clients get specialist legal expertise, industry knowledge and a commercial focus.

Our defence industry team combines specialist expertise, strong local knowledge, extensive networks and a commercial focus to provide the best possible solutions for our clients.

The broad expertise of our defence industry team means we can handle a wide variety of work for defence industry clients including property and development law, commercial disputes, intellectual property and technology issues as well as workplace and industrial relations matters. We’re also experienced in all aspects of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions and supply, distribution and procurement contracts.

Our significant experience in the defence industry includes acting in the acquisition of an Australian aerospace engineering company by a European buyer, including due diligence on related business interests in India. We have also acted for Commonwealth Defence contractors on local and national facilities and development sites and advised on private defence-focused landholding entities for existing and new developments. We have assisted a major defence manufacturer obtain an exemption from various requirements of equal opportunity legislation so as to be able to provide services in the USA.

Our team is actively involved in the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC), working cooperatively to support the growth and development of the defence industry in South Australia. Our team members are hands-on, dedicated to building on our relationships with government, prime contractors and small to medium enterprises. We support the industry by participating in and sponsoring industry events, and by sharing our significant legal expertise through industry information sessions.

Key Services

  • Contracting, including supply and procurement of goods and services
  • Property, infrastructure and development law
  • Commercial disputes
  • Risk and liability
  • Intellectual property, copyright, trademark, privacy and confidentiality matters
  • Workplace and industrial relations
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workers compensation
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Due diligence

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