We have worked extensively with a wide variety of clients in the aviation, aerospace and defense industries on matters that cover the globe. We have longstanding relationships with companies spanning the spectrum, from industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing and Navantia to medium and small contractors both at home and abroad.

We understand the intricacies, sensitivities and issues that commonly impact defense contractors and that accompany the complicated overlap with the public sector. Thanks to the depth of our experience, we are able to anticipate issues before they arise, saving our clients' money and, more importantly, avoiding timely and costly mistakes.

We have represented industry leading defense companies on matters ranging from mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, employment advice, anti-bribery, establishment of new operations, spinoffs and restructurings, to procurement and much more.

This experience, coupled with our fluent familiarity with, and strong presence through the associated Baker McKenzie offices and affiliated firms network in, the Middle East make us an idea choice for our clients in the industry.

As an adviser to the world's leading brands, we navigate the nuances of the sector like no others to help our clients succeed in this ever changing landscape. We are passionate about the industry and our ability to anticipate the legal issues arising from the industry’s trends, provide practical knowledge and share best practices sets us apart –we know what works and what does not – because we’ve seen it in action.
We have extensive experience representing clients across the food and beverage industry on a variety of matters including corporate/mergers and acquisitions, franchising/distribution and intellectual property. This includes food products manufacturing, packaged food brands for retail grocery/convenience store sales and the restaurant industry, including several well-known fast food chains and/or their local franchisees. Our range of experience covers the full spectrum of categories from water, dairy goods to snacks, nutritional supplements to baby foods.

Health and pharmaceutical laws, regulations and interpretations change quickly and frequently — and sometimes dramatically. Understanding and mastering the nuances of this dynamic environment is a constant challenge. It is also absolutely essential if you want to stay in business, make a profit and stay out of trouble.

Billing practices. Quality of care. Surveys. Enforcement. Fraud and abuse. Reimbursement. Referral-source relations. Licensure and certification. Patient privacy. The list of issues and exposures goes on. And that's before you get to the issues every business faces such as finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, benefits, labor and employment, taxes, litigation and technology.

You need sophisticated advisers — lawyers who understand the applicable laws, regulations and policies that govern your healthcare and pharmaceutical business. You also need practical advisers who know how these rules are applied and interpreted, and how they are likely to change.

At Legal Advisors, our Health and Pharmaceutical Law practitioners have made it their business to know and understand the intricacies of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. We are steeped in the regulatory requirements and standards for compliance. And we bring a lawyerly business perspective to help you deal with strategic, legal and operational concerns.

In Saudi Arabia the support of pharmaceutical and other healthcare providers operating and/or distributing products in the Kingdom has been a key part of our practice for many years , and we have worked with some of the most prominent names in the industry to navigate the unique and ever changing regulatory environment in this sector and to provide both sound and practical solutions to the challenges presented by it.

Supported by Baker & McKenzie's unrivalled global telecoms and technology practice Legal Advisors can help fluently manage your cross-border deal. Our extensive experience brings to our clients a unique perspective that comes from having represented both users and providers across a wide range of industries.

We have contracted for and against a broad mix of fixed and mobile telecommunications operators, service providers, including application service providers, mobile virtual network operators, digital terrestrial broadcasters and media content providers. The associated Baker & McKenzie network of offices and affiliated firms has advised governments and regulators throughout the world and also act for a large number of equipment suppliers, suppliers of information and communications technology and purchasers of communications services.

We have many years of experience working with network vendors, including those offering global telecommunications managed services. In our experience, an understanding of the local market - and regulatory framework - is key to working with network service providers.

We understand the challenges and rewards of staying innovative and profitable amid fast-paced change in the information technology and communications industry. Baker & McKenzie were the first international law firm to provide focused advice in this industry and, with more than 150 lawyers across 26 markets, continue to be the largest and strongest Information Technology & Communications practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

With our and Baker & McKenzie's substantive experience, focused skills and hands-on knowledge of legal, business and investment trends, we help clients optimize transactions across the entire petrochemicals/oil & gas value chain. Our practice is a leader in multinational petrochemicals and oil and gas projects and we have handled some of the most complex development, mergers and acquisitions and finance deals, and managed intricate environmental and litigation issues.

We ensure that complexities in drafting and negotiating contracts in specialized fields and helping to ensure that permits are swiftly and efficiently managed in respect of joint operating agreements, drilling contracts, engineering, procurement and construction and other contracts for asset development, offtake arrangements, supply, operation and maintenance agreements to time charters, ship construction contracts, permits or consents for receiving terminals.

The wide array of industry-specific legal challenges in the petrochemical sector are addressed, enabling clients to act with confidence on a range of projects, including major oil refineries, ethylene cracker complexes, industrial gas complexes, petrochemical storage facilities, downstream distribution and sales facilities.

We have extensive experience in acting on infrastructure projects in the the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, drawing on Baker & McKenzie's regional and global experience as required.

We specialise in project development, commercial arrangements and regulatory advice for clients in various key infrastructure and transport-related industries. Examples of recent experience includes: advising the Ar-Riyadh New Mobility Consortium led by Salini Impregilo on various corporate and commercial and regulatory matters including government contracts and real estate matters in relation to its performance of Package 2 of the US$ 30 billion Riyadh Metro Project; acting as lender’s legal counsel for the lenders to a consortium in relation to the financing for the development, design, permitting, engineering, financing procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, completion, ownership, insurance, operation and maintenance and final dismantling and decommissioning of the 450,000 m3/day Shuqaiq IWP (the second concession based standalone water project under Saudi Vision 2030) and advising a consortium on its bid for a 400 MW wind IPP (the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Saudi Vision 2030).

By understanding the industry imperatives, as well as the complex technical issues, we offer our contractor, developer and government clients commercially focused and realistic advice.

We help and advise clients on Communications & Mobility, Digital Media and Audio Visual Software including advice on licensing and development, Systems procurement and integration, Regulatory advice, Legal compliance, including data protection/privacy, information security and record retention as well as industry-specific and public company requirements, Information Technology dispute and negotiation including litigation, arbitration and mediation, Electronic commerce and online communications, Broadcasting/satellite and digital terrestrial agreements, Technology & Outsourcing, Intellectual property rights in software, hardware, databases and other technologies, Information Technology joint ventures and Information Technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions, Privacy & Information Management.