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Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Brexit is likely to redefine how businesses operate and technology plays a large part in future plans.

The manufacturing and supply chain sector is likely to be one of the most affected sectors by Brexit. Already, ongoing uncertainty has led to a decline in the flow of workers from the EU and has resulted in investment decisions being postponed. Whether there is a deal agreed or not, there are likely to be changes to regulatory frameworks, tariffs on imports from and exports to the EU and longer lead times resulting from cross border customs checks. Having plans in place as soon as possible should help to mitigate those impacts. It may even help businesses identify opportunities post-Brexit.

Rapid advances in technology, such as AI and blockchain, and increasing automation and data exchange are driving the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the competitive landscape and working methods, and businesses need to embrace the opportunities created by it. New technologies will lead to changing roles and provide chances for employees to be retrained to complement the new business dynamics.

Businesses need an expert partner who is fluent in the issues they are facing, who can help them navigate the changing landscape and drive business growth. Our experienced team is actively working with clients, providing commercial and legal guidance to enable them to achieve their goals.

We advise on all areas of your business including mergers and acquisitions, funding, commercial contracts, procurement, property law, planning and environmental, employment, pensions and dispute resolution.

We support clients across the sector including national port operators, warehousing and logistics businesses and a broad range of manufacturers from international brands to regional SMEs.

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