The evolution of the defense industry is based on challenging the status quo of the research and development, production and service of the technologies ensuring its progress, and adapting to trends that may pose intricate perspectives, such as global spending decline, corporate restructurings or uprising markets, services and solutions.
In response to this business context, we assembled a team dedicated to the defence sector and to assisting industry participants navigate the many sensitive issues raised by the specific legislation and cautiously address the challenges they may face.
Our international and domestic clients rely on our strong understanding of the technicalities specific to each business and of the innovative structures that these require. Our team’s extensive knowledge of the defense public procurement legislation, the capacity to integrate our legal expertise and to understand the technical implications of each specific project allow us to help our clients shape their operational objectives and transaction parameters into realistic business scenarios adapted to the restrictive public procurement rules, as well to anticipate the often-changing demands and expectations thereof.
The complexity of the projects in the defence sector often requires an integrated legal and tax approach, and our team has the expertise to assist across a wide range of aspects related to this industry, including on:
- regulatory matters
- project structuring
- defence public procurement
- military and dual-use products
- export control and customs
- public finances
- dispute resolution
We assisted various foreign military suppliers in the context of military products/services public procurements organized by Romanian authorities, both as regards drafting of relevant offers, negotiation of off-set obligations, representation in front of Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department for Export Controls (in Romanian acronym, ANCEX – the Romanian authority responsible for the control of dual use exports and military exports, imports, transits and transshipments) for clarifying export control obligations, etc., details of which may not be disclosed due to secrecy reasons.