Climate change and energy
Our Climate Change & Energy group specialises in sustainable energy, electricity, coal and upstream oil and gas. Issues such as climate change and sustainable energy are increasingly in the public eye and on the government agenda. As a result, energy producers, suppliers, distributors and property developers face increasing scrutiny, legislation and regulation and, in turn, need accurate and practical legal advice more than ever before. We can help. Our solicitors advise the promoters of low carbon energy and renewables schemes. We also advise on the procurement of low carbon energy or state-of-the-art utility systems suitable for alternative energy distribution. We have experience of the emissions trading markets, in particular the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the Clean Development Mechanism. For more information click here
Our data centre group offers market leading expertise across a range of specialist services tailored to developers, operators and end-users and their specific needs. The market for data centre services is changing. New virtualisation technologies and higher bandwidth connections are making it possible to meet end-users' requirements for scalability, capacity and efficiency in new ways and using new contractual models. We provide strategic, commercial and effective legal solutions to our clients' technology, energy and property issues. In difficult market conditions we understand the opportunities, pitfalls and hurdles, and how they impact our clients. Our cross-practice team provides our clients with a complete range of key services and expertise and has advised on a number of market leading data centre deals. For more information click here
We specialise in helping clients in the highly dynamic and idiosyncratic defence sector. The UK defence sector is subject to extensive and fast changing regulation. This creates challenges and opportunities not just around the law but also around how the law is interpreted by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Our Defence sector solicitors specialise in providing a full range of corporate and commercial advice to clients in this dynamic sector. The team's work includes advising on M&A; Ministry of Defence contracts, particularly DEFCONs; the application of UK and EU procurement rules; MoD licensing requirements; and employment and conflict issues. For more information click here
We can help you keep pace in the fast changing world of education. The UK education sector is extensive, diverse and fast changing. There is huge pressure on budgets and the Coalition are pressing ahead with their proposals — on tuition fees, free schools and so on. To keep pace, you need constantly to adapt to the demands of the marketplace and political and cultural environment. With our flexible approach and full range of services, we can help. Drawing on our long experience of acting for key institutions and organisations in the sector, our solicitors provide informed commercial advice on varied and complex transactions. Our clients range from public bodies to schools, higher education institutions and private sector organisations. Clients include Oxford University, Surrey County Council, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Brunel University, The University of the Arts — London, Sheffield Hallam University, Middlesex University, Laureate Education Inc and UNITE Group plc. For more information click here
Entrepreneurs and SMEs
We are focused on the needs of the entrepreneur community, having been closely involved with young growing companies and their investors for many years. No matter how complex the situation we will offer you plain, unequivocal advice, not pages of jargon. We have also developed various products that make the legal aspects of your business as straightforward as possible, whether you're raising equity, capital or bank finance, or seeking advice on such issues as the Enterprise Investment Scheme, share incentive plans, employment law, protecting intellectual property rights, terms of business, real estate contracts or dispute resolution. For more information click here
Our financial sector group draws from the skills and experience of our lawyers across the firm. The group advises a wide range of businesses and focuses on delivering clear, commercial and pragmatic advice and solutions. This ranges from advice on strategic transactions, regulation and commercial activity such as fund management and lending, to legal support for day-to-day business issues including employment, real estate, intellectual property and IT. For more information click here
Hotels, gaming and leisure
Our team has specialised expertise in the Hotels, Gaming and Leisure sectors and provides the full range of advice including corporate, regulatory, dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property. This includes advising upon M&A, joint venture and IPO transactions through to hotel management contracts, beer supply agreements and gaming software licences. Our sector expertise combined with the team's varied experience in all aspects of this diverse industry enable us to quickly understand your business issues and provide practical and commercial advice relevant to your needs. For more information click here
Our specialist team has a deep understanding of the healthcare market thanks to its long-term involvement in the sector. We are skilled commercial lawyers who appreciate the priorities of independent healthcare firms and investors, how they interact with each other and how they work with the NHS. With the Health and Social Care Bill creating uncertainty, and reform and restructuring always on the agenda, we recognise the challenges facing PCTs, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts. As specialists in health sector development schemes and PPPs, we regularly support sponsors, contractors and investors as well as the NHS in structuring and delivering complex projects involving new/refurbished NHS and private healthcare facilities. For more information click here
We have extensive experience in the housebuilding sector. We work for a number of leading housebuilders in the UK. Our team of dedicated legal experts understands the industry and provides commercial, cost-effective and proactive advice. We advise on all aspects affecting the industry. For more information click here
Our infrastructure group brings together a broad range of specialists who work closely with our clients to help conceive and execute projects, creating value in that process. Our work is increasingly international, with resources available from our UK and Singapore offices. This enables us to work on major UK and international projects, across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. We can harness resources and expertise to suit our clients' requirements no matter where they are based. For more information click here
The life sciences sector faces significant challenges in the next few years. The regulators are currently taking a keen interest in the sector and the EU Commission is investigating whether sellers of patented drugs conspired to delay the entry of generic rivals. In this dynamic market our life sciences group provides a full range of corporate, intellectual property, commercial, and regulatory services to some of the most innovative organisations in the sector. Clients include large multi-nationals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, medical devices companies, universities and university spin-outs, investors, medical schools, and research institutes. For more information click here
The manufacturing sector has a vital place in the UK economy and is returning to prominence as an engine for growth according to statistics from engineers' organisation the EFF. Both at home and on an international stage, UK manufacturers are recognised as leaders in advanced engineering and innovation. Nabarro has a longstanding tradition of providing high quality advice and support to manufacturers, engineers and innovative companies. We help our clients secure contracts, protect their innovation and profit from new domestic and global markets. Our experience means we understand manufacturing businesses — the challenges they face and the opportunities, with support, they can seize. Put simply, Nabarro is a market leader in providing legal advice to the sector. For more information click here
We have been working with public sector clients for over 50 years: our experts understand the varied nature of government work and they have a wealth of experience to support in-house legal teams in meeting these challenges. Many of our lawyers had senior decision-making careers in government and, through our partnerships with clients, we have built a strong appreciation of how the public sector operates and the pressures faced. For more information click here
Our Real Estate group is a UK leader, providing a full range of legal services to national and international clients. We have strength and depth of experience, with a team of around 200 lawyers. In a resurgent office development market, we have been advising on many of the commercial projects currently underway, including several high profile City schemes. We are working on developing and launching an increasing number of new property funds. We have been taking a leading role in helping listed property companies convert to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). For more information click here
With traditional product boundaries blurring, the increasing pressure of the internet, a squeeze on high street margins and a shortage of retail space, these are testing times for retailers. Every decision is crucial; we can help. Through our experience of working with retail clients we have developed a wide knowledge of the sector and the issues affecting it. Our cross-practice team of retail specialists includes leading individuals from corporate, real estate, employment, construction, dispute resolution, IP and competition, with wider support from other key areas across the firm. We regularly share know-how and issues to ensure we are up-to-date with matters of importance concerning retailers and are therefore able to give the best and most tailored advice. We have a long history of advising retail clients, including some of the UK's leading companies: Apple, Burberry, Capital Shopping Centres, Diesel, Gap, Harrods, HMV, Krispy Kreme, Land Securites, Nike, Tesco, The Junction, The Mall and Westfield. For more information click here
Our Technology team provides expert commercial advice on the full range of technology and communications service licensing, procurement and outsourcings — from vanilla contact centre outsourcings to global business process outsourcings. We don't just advise on the legal terms. We add real commercial value in deal-shaping and legal and commercial risk management. We provide pragmatic, risk-based advice on the key commercial terms such as service incentivisation, pricing, privacy and data security, governance and dispute management. For more information click here
Our multi-disciplinary group includes experts in waste projects as well as specialist waste and environmental advisers with regulatory and commercial skills. We have acted for waste collection authorities (WCAs), waste disposal authorities (WDAs), Defra, leading waste management contractors, funders and specialist technology subcontractors. We are proud to play an active part in this dynamic sector through membership of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association. Government regularly consults us on changes in legislation and on policy and guidance that affect the sector. We also run training events and discussion forums for our clients on key topics. Our understanding of the sector and the key drivers for our clients means there is no learning curve — we can quickly focus our skills and expertise on helping your organisation. For more information click here
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The FCA has published its policy statement on the regulation of crowdfunding. This follows its consultation paper in October last year.
On 25 February, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its updated code of practice on conducting privacy impact assessments.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Real estate continues to be the key money spinner for Nabarro, which has always been known for its work in the UK property market, (although) last year results were up across the firm. Google’s ...
A few UK200 firms – such as DWF – have managed to grow in the downturn. A few, such as Berwin Leighton Paisner, have come back stronger than ever after a wobble. Nabarro fits into neither category.