Baker McKenzie’s Aerospace and Defense team was established to approach the most complex and challenging global aerospace and defense projects. As the members of our team are wide spread across the world, we are perfectly suited to efficiently support our clients in achieving their goals regardless whether a given project requires multijurisdictional or local legal advice.

Our Polish Aerospace and Defense team comprises of the most experienced experts in terms of Corporate/Commercial, Public Law, IP and Tax matters on the market. We have a well-proven track record in advising clients on the most complex aerospace and defense projects completed in Poland.

Defense procurement process

Our team has significant experience in various defense procurement projects. We have handled defense procurement cases under both Public Procurement Law and the internal regulations of the Polish Ministry of National Defense (e.g. Decision No. 367/MON). We assist our clients in case of competitive tenders and sole source proceedings. We make sure that any actions undertaken by our clients are compliant with defense procurement regulations and competition laws. Our team is also experienced in representing clients in appeal proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeal (Krajowa Izba Odwoławcza) and the District Court (Sąd Okręgowy).

Where the products of our clients are the subject of Government-to-Government agreements concerning acquisition of military equipment (e.g. Foreign Military Sales), we support our clients within this process and advise them on any matters relating to the Government-to-Government defense procurement regulations.

Offset

We assist our clients throughout the entire offset process and navigate them through the complex offset legal framework. Our offset-related advice covers analysis of the offset requirements set out by the Polish Ministry of National Defense, working with the client on the offset offer, negotiations of the offset agreement with the Polish Ministry of National Defense as well as working with the client on the offset business agreements with Polish defense industry.

Aerospace expertise

Our team helps aerospace clients, including the leading global aviation companies, to address in the most efficient manner any regulatory compliance, investigations, enforcement proceedings or licensing issues as well as other matters relating to communication with aviation authorities, transactions, tax, environmental reviews or import and export controls. Should the assistance to our aerospace clients require expertise in any other areas, we are ready to rely on the knowledge and know-how of our other experts in Poland or across the globe.

Classified information

The members of our defense team hold Polish security clearance allowing them to access and process information classified as CONFIDENTIAL (POUFNE). This unique capability allows us to advise our clients in acquisition proceedings, which require access to classified information, as well as in case of appeal proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeal or District Court requiring reference to classified information.

About our team

The members of our team have been ranked as leading individuals in the areas of Corporate/Commercial, Public Law, IP and Tax in Poland by global and national rankings.

For more information please feel free reach out directly to our team members.

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