Whether your company is the ordering party, general contractor, consortium partner or supplier of a critical component, fact is: special requirements have to be met by companies in the aerospace and defense technology sector.
We are well acquainted with business models and products, the tight regulatory environment, the expectations and procedures of the procurement authorities, and can point the way to success in your procurement projects. Decades of experience in transactions and negotiations with public clients enable us to develop and implement promising strategies, cumulating in successful procurement proceedings and contract drafting. In the export business we support our clients by advising them on foreign trade law and war weapons control law, in addition to providing on-site advice in cooperation with our local colleagues.
We are a part of the industrial, official and political network that is relevant for our clients. Oppenhoff is a member of the Federation of German Security and Defense Industries (BDSV).
We were and are involved in major projects: Tornado, Eurofighter, Herkules, Galileo, Eurospike, SysFla, A400M, A380, Dolphin submarines, UAV for the German Air Force, TLVS, MKS 180, Leopard 2, Dingo, Fennek, Boxer, Puma, Tank Howitzer 2000, AGM and others. We advised on the merger of KMW and Nexter into KNDS N.V., the establishment of PSM GmbH, Artec GmbH, the acquisition of Dynamit Nobel Defense, WFEL, privatization of HIL and more.
Our range of advice in the field of aerospace and defense includes:
- Mergers & Acquisitions, including merger control
- Structuring of joint ventures, project companies or cooperations
- Strategy in bidding procedures and negotiations
- Drafting of contracts and negotiations
- Public procurement law
- Public pricing law
- Foreign trade law, in particular export control and war weapons control law
- Antitrust law
- Tax law
- Project insurance
- Compliance, including training
Aerospace and Defence02.06.2022 Newsletter
The new Sanctions Regulation (EU) 2022/576 prohibits contracting authorities from awarding contracts to companies with links to Russia. This also applies if subcontractors with a connection to Russia have a share of more than 10% in the specific contract. As of 11 October 2022, contracts concluded with such companies prior to 9 April 2022 may no longer be performed and thus have to be terminated. The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support [Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr, BAAINBw] has developed a form for its contractors to declare that they have no links to Russia.
Aerospace and Defence29.11.2021 Newsletter
The SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and FDP have been negotiating for about five weeks. On 24 November 2021, the ‘traffic light’ coalition jointly published its coalition agreement. Innovations are also envisaged in the armaments and defence sector. So what can we expect from the new government? We have summarised the most important points for you.
Oppenhoff has represented Deutsche Lufthansa in a successful action before the General Court of the European Union (T-218/18). In a judgment of 19 May 2021, the Court annulled a decision of the European Commission by which the authority had authorized the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to cover operating losses of Hahn Airport of up to 25.3 million euro in the time period from 2017 to 2021.