Growth acquisitions, diversification, digitalization, integrating and navigating ESG regulations are shaping the agendas of advanced industrial manufacturers globally. The introduction of Artificial Intelligence and the Industrial Internet of Things present unique opportunities for the sector to remain resilient and deliver competitive advantage in the face of market volatility, geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties.

Baker McKenzie became one of the founding partners and first law firm sponsors of the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), a global hub of expertise, knowledge-sharing and collaboration for co-designing and piloting innovative new approaches to policy and governance. Our international team of industry, market and practice specialists advise multinational manufacturers on complex matters worldwide including:

  • Legal Planning for the Next Geo-Political Crisis: Practical Scenario Planning, Exit Strategies and Risk-Proofing for the Next Disruption in Global Business Operations
  • Trade Sanctions and Diversion Risk: Growing Regulator Expectations and Practical Steps Companies are Taking to Mitigate Risk of Product Diversion
  • M&A Outlook: Overview of the M&A Market and Trends including Post-transaction, Due Diligence, Disputes, Digitization and the role of M&A
  • M&A Outlook and Three Gates to Closing: Merger Control, Foreign Investment Review, and the Foreign Subsidies Regime – Global Perspectives
  • Global Disputes, Keys risks, Litigation Preparedness and Arbitration
  • Product Liability, Safety and Regulatory Compliance
  • Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence: Market Perspectives, Use of AI 3rd Party Systems & Generative AI, Negotiating Terms, Overview of Legal Risks, Corporate Governance Guardrails for AI Use, etc.
  • Cybersecurity in Manufacturing: Ransomware Attacks, Cyber Resilience, Critical Digital Infrastructures and others
  • Navigating Technology Regulations - 101 AI Act, Data Act, Digital Services Act and others
  • Tax Developments including Pillar 2, Tax Controversy, Litigation, Policy & Pricing and others
  • Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidies Cases
  • Supply Chains, Trade Compliance and Crises Management
  • ESG and Doing Business: Emerging Global Sustainability Reporting Regimes, Legal Risks and Liabilities
  • The EU Green Deal: What it means for the Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation Industry
  • Growth markets and the Next Industrial Hubs
  • Other key business and legal industry issues