It is a time of dramatic change for the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry, characterized by increased production demand, growing supply chain risks, geopolitical headwinds, strong merger and acquisition activities, all while reviewing, assessing and complying with ESG standards. Many companies are entering exclusive deals to deliver advanced applications, solutions and equipment - with the A&D industry being one of the most highly regulated industries in the world, this requires companies to comply with both local and international agencies which commonly involves addressing intricate and sensitive issues that impact defense contractors, suppliers and the public sector.

We have a unique on-the-ground presence throughout the world with offices in countries important to the A&D industry. Our combination of regional, national, and industry expertise and an understanding of business and commercial issues enable us to help clients manage the complex relationship between local legal requirements and the expectations of authorities. Our lawyers help clients navigate airspace hazard and obstruction evaluation, defense procurement, intellectual property, international service agreements, mergers and acquisitions, import and export controls, compliance and investigations, and a wide range of other business and legal matters globally.

Baker McKenzie has worked extensively with a wide variety of clients in the A&D sector on matters that span the globe. Our global expertise and experience make us the ideal law firm for clients in the sector. We advise on growth and transformation strategies, commercial agreements, intellectual property, data & technology, supply chains, liability & safety, full spectrum of compliance services, antitrust & competition, employment, tax, arbitration & disputes, and environmental assessments.