The global defense industry deals in complex, very high-value products, vital to the security of numerous nations.
Defense contractors operate at the interface of business and government and much of what they do, including their research and development, is both publicly funded and subject to tight security. Governments compete many defense contracts, but some are directly negotiated without competition, and so long-term relationships with government entities are critical. Defense industry disputes can be substantial, complex and involve such issues as procurement law, sovereign contracts, intellectual property and, often, international trade.
The defense industry therefore demands lawyers able to work on the most valuable and complex competitive processes, contracts and disputes; lawyers who understand how both government and business work and whose discretion is assured; and lawyers who can apply their skills and experience in exacting circumstances and strict security.
Dentons’ lawyers work for defense contractors and governments globally. They deploy deep understanding of public and private law to work on major platform, systems and ordinance sales and purchases, contracts for the management of defense sites and facilities, and the operation and maintenance of defense equipment. Dentons’ lawyers will represent you in defense industry disputes and litigation of every kind, with confidence grounded in real industry knowledge.
Dentons’ services include working closely with corporate clients to develop strategies to secure government contracting opportunities. We also act as trusted advisers to government clients in navigating public law to design procurement processes in competitive and non-competitive procurements.
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April 10, 2014
On April 28, 2014, the United States and the EU each imposed an expanded range of sanctions targeting Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities in connection with the on-going events in Ukraine. The sanctions impose asset freezes and visa bans, and prohibit the issuance of certain export licenses. Read more
With the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA - P.L. 107-297) set to expire at the end of 2014 unless extended, today, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), with the support of cosponsoring Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Jack Reed (D-RI), Dean Heller (R-NV), Christopher Murphy (D-CT), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Mark Warner (D-VA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), introduced a bill to extend TRIA. Read more
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Dentons announced today that prominent defense industry and aerospace lawyers Giovanna Cinelli and Kenneth Nunnenkamp have joined Dentons as partners in its US Export Controls and National Security practice. With their arrival, the Firm will open an office in Tysons Corner, Virginia, an area recognized as a thriving business center and considered to be the heart of Washington's technology corridor, where Cinelli, who will chair the practice area, and Nunnenkamp will be resident along with current Dentons lawyers and professionals. Read more
Dentons has advised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on the preparation and negotiation of its Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF) Contracts. The contracts took effect on 1 October 2014. Read more