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Employing three million people, generating 11% of GDP and accounting for 69% of all business R&D, the UK’s manufacturing sector is a force to be reckoned with. Wherever you are in the supply chain, we have the team, experience and insights to provide legal support for your operational and growth goals.

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    Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to provide you with creative, personalised solutions in a clear and understandable way.

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Global supply-chain disruption, geo-political tension and the consequences of Brexit continue to pose challenges for businesses in the manufacturing sector. But there are also significant growth opportunities for businesses that embrace the twin trends of automation and reshoring, bringing resilience to supply chains. 

At Collyer Bristow, we know your markets. Our multi-disciplinary manufacturing team can help you seize the opportunities of a fast-moving, globalised economy – while proactively safeguarding against the challenges you might face.

Supporting the businesses that make the world turn

We have a long history of supporting the manufacturing and technology sectors. Our clients come from such diverse sub-sectors as FMCG, automotive, medical devices, digital technology, leisure and beauty, and from every stage in the supply chain including:

  • Design and initial concept
  • Sourcing, refining and processing of raw materials
  • Parts manufacture
  • Physical manufacture and assembly of end-products
  • Ordering, supply, transportation, storage and logistics
  • Franchising and outsourcing
  • Regulation
  • Aftersales

Manufacturing is complicated but our advice is not. We don’t turn molehills into mountains. Clients work with us because we are fluent in the issues they are facing and provide pragmatic advice that lets them get on with the job.

Manufacturing supply chain work highlights

makeup brushes
Commercial advice for leading car manufacturer
containers
Commercial advice for leading car manufacturer

Advising a beauty brand

We advised a beauty and cosmetic products brand on its product manufacturing agreements.

Advising a M&A buy-side mandate for the purchase of a leading automotive manufacturer

We acted on a M&A buy-side mandate, backed by investment from a family office, in respect of the purchase of a leading manufacturer of dual-control systems for cars. We also advised on the equity financing of the special purpose vehicle, and the debt financing of the deal.

Advising on supply agreements

We advised a leading manufacturer on its supply chain agreements.

Providing commercial advice for a leading car manufacturer

We acted for one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, advising on various commercial contracts, including service agreements, warranty agreements, media agreements, dealership contracts, data processing agreements, events agreements and supply agreements among a number of other commercial matters.

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Commercial

We draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts including supplier, distribution, outsourcing, franchising, sponsorship, collaborations, joint ventures and R & D.

Corporate

Our team advises on incorporation, structures, governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate joint ventures, private equity finance and funding issues.

Data protection

We advise on data protection best practices, data-sharing agreements and UK GDPR compliance, and can assist with obtaining advice from outside the UK.

Dispute resolution

We aim to resolve disputes amicably and provide strategic, commercial advice on litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Employment

From employment contracts and staff handbooks to industrial action and dismissal, we help you manage any employment issues that crop up and handle disputes as they arise.

Immigration

Our team advises manufacturers looking to hire non-UK residents, and in general business mobility activity to move their key personnel to the UK. 

Intellectual property

IP creation, protection, licensing and ownership are critical to manufacturing businesses. We can help you protect and commercialise your IP, both inside and outside the UK.

Real estate

Our significant transactional capability includes freehold sales and purchases, leasehold matters, planning law and environmental services for your warehouses and factories.

Manufacturing supply chain Publications

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    Employment and Immigration Expertise

    An overview of our Employment and Immigration services.

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  • Corporate Know-How Guides: Selling a Business

    We look at the flip side of price structuring, instead focusing on how a seller could secure elements of the purchase price that are delayed – or at least obtain comfort around the buyer’s ability to pay them.

    Discover our new series of Corporate Know-How guides.

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  • Corporate Know-How Guides: Buying a Business

    When making an offer for a business, the question of when the consideration will be paid can often be just as important as how much will be paid. We look at four of the most common options available to prospective buyers (beyond upfront cash payments) and the risks/rewards posed by them.

    Discover our new series of Corporate Know-How guides.

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    Private equity/post M&A disputes

    Often involving complex, cross-border issues, our team has a great deal of experience in resolving the full range of post-M&A disputes.

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  • CB Comply: Data Protection training

    May 2023 will mark five years since the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. But all that good work your business undertook in preparation will go to waste if you don’t revisit your current data protection practices, procedures, and policies. Find out more on CB Data Protection training.

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  • Advice for senior executives

    Conflicts at work can be distressing and daunting for a variety of reasons and trying to deal with them on your own is difficult. We can help to clarify the situation for you by providing clear, practical and confidential guidance.

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  • Breach of warranty claims

    Commercial Disputes Know-How Guides: Breach of Warranty Claims (Share Acquisition)

    Warranties are contractual statements of fact that are typically given by a seller to a buyer in a share purchase agreement (“SPA”) or other contract as one of the ways in which risk is allocated between parties in the acquisition of a target company (the “Target”).

    Discover our new series of practical know-how guides for those involved in commercial disputes.

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    CB Checkpoint: overview

    There are a number of key policies, procedures and documents your business should keep up to date, to be both legally protected and in preparation for investment or exit. Our team will give your business a full check-over.

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  • Repudiation of contract

    Commercial Disputes Know-How Guides: Repudiation of Contract

    If a breach of contract is so serious that it can be said to go to the core of the contract and deprives the innocent party of the benefit of the contract, then it may be a repudiatory breach that gives the innocent party the option of treating the contract as terminated and seeking damages.

    Discover our new series of practical know-how guides for those involved in commercial disputes.

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  • mergers and acquisitions flyer

    Mergers & Acquisitions: an overview of our expertise

    An overview of the expertise of our Corporate team in relation to mergers and acquisitions, where we act for experienced private equity backed buyers as well more novice sellers who need careful guidance through this potentially daunting legal maze.

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    Real Estate services

    Our services in Real Estate, helping clients in the financing, growing, managing and disposing of property.

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    Dispute resolution services

    An overview of our  range of commercial litigation services, supporting businesses operating in a vast range of industries in the resolution of a full range of commercial disputes.

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    Services for businesses

    An overview of our services supporting ambitious mid-sized businesses, investors and successful entrepreneurs in building, operating and scaling enterprises.

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  • The City of London just after sunset, United Kingdom

    Doing business in the UK

    Whether you are looking to set up a new business here or expand an existing one, this guide covers the key things you need to know to avoid potential pitfalls and get the most out of your investment.

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    Manufacturing supply chain

    Employing three million people, generating 11% of GDP and accounting for 69% of all business R&D, the UK’s manufacturing sector is a force to be reckoned with. Wherever you are in the supply chain, we have the team, experience and insights to provide legal support for your operational and growth goals.

    • Key contact

      Patrick Wheeler

      Patrick Wheeler

      Partner - Head of IP & Data Protection

      ArrowView profile

    • The Team

      Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to provide you with creative, personalised solutions in a clear and understandable way.

      ArrowMeet the team

    • Our Publications

      Discover a wealth of invaluable guidance in the form of guides and brochures written by our expert lawyers.

      ArrowSee our downloads

    • Are you certain your business' IP rights are protected?

      The Collyer Bristow IPR health check is a short test designed to focus on the way you currently manage your IPR and highlight potential risks and opportunities.

      ArrowTake the test

    Global supply-chain disruption, geo-political tension and the consequences of Brexit continue to pose challenges for businesses in the manufacturing sector. But there are also significant growth opportunities for businesses that embrace the twin trends of automation and reshoring, bringing resilience to supply chains. 

    At Collyer Bristow, we know your markets. Our multi-disciplinary manufacturing team can help you seize the opportunities of a fast-moving, globalised economy – while proactively safeguarding against the challenges you might face.

    Supporting the businesses that make the world turn

    We have a long history of supporting the manufacturing and technology sectors. Our clients come from such diverse sub-sectors as FMCG, automotive, medical devices, digital technology, leisure and beauty, and from every stage in the supply chain including:

    • Design and initial concept
    • Sourcing, refining and processing of raw materials
    • Parts manufacture
    • Physical manufacture and assembly of end-products
    • Ordering, supply, transportation, storage and logistics
    • Franchising and outsourcing
    • Regulation
    • Aftersales

    Manufacturing is complicated but our advice is not. We don’t turn molehills into mountains. Clients work with us because we are fluent in the issues they are facing and provide pragmatic advice that lets them get on with the job.

    Manufacturing supply chain work highlights

    makeup brushes
    Commercial advice for leading car manufacturer
    containers
    Commercial advice for leading car manufacturer

    Advising a beauty brand

    We advised a beauty and cosmetic products brand on its product manufacturing agreements.

    Advising a M&A buy-side mandate for the purchase of a leading automotive manufacturer

    We acted on a M&A buy-side mandate, backed by investment from a family office, in respect of the purchase of a leading manufacturer of dual-control systems for cars. We also advised on the equity financing of the special purpose vehicle, and the debt financing of the deal.

    Advising on supply agreements

    We advised a leading manufacturer on its supply chain agreements.

    Providing commercial advice for a leading car manufacturer

    We acted for one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, advising on various commercial contracts, including service agreements, warranty agreements, media agreements, dealership contracts, data processing agreements, events agreements and supply agreements among a number of other commercial matters.

    Jump to the top of the Manufacturing supply chain page.

    Commercial

    We draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts including supplier, distribution, outsourcing, franchising, sponsorship, collaborations, joint ventures and R & D.

    Corporate

    Our team advises on incorporation, structures, governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate joint ventures, private equity finance and funding issues.

    Data protection

    We advise on data protection best practices, data-sharing agreements and UK GDPR compliance, and can assist with obtaining advice from outside the UK.

    Dispute resolution

    We aim to resolve disputes amicably and provide strategic, commercial advice on litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

    Employment

    From employment contracts and staff handbooks to industrial action and dismissal, we help you manage any employment issues that crop up and handle disputes as they arise.

    Immigration

    Our team advises manufacturers looking to hire non-UK residents, and in general business mobility activity to move their key personnel to the UK. 

    Intellectual property

    IP creation, protection, licensing and ownership are critical to manufacturing businesses. We can help you protect and commercialise your IP, both inside and outside the UK.

    Real estate

    Our significant transactional capability includes freehold sales and purchases, leasehold matters, planning law and environmental services for your warehouses and factories.

    Manufacturing supply chain insights

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