Defence & Space

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Schjødt's multi-disciplinary Defence & Space practice brings together the in-depth knowledge, skills and experience required to meet the specific needs of the Defence & Space industry, including procurement processes, defence contracting, foreign investment restrictions, export controls and investigations, as well as more general needs relating to financing, joint ventures and M&A. We advise clients on a full range of Defence & Space issues across Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with specialist cross border experience through our office in London.

The shifting nature of modern warfare and the emergence of new space initiatives is radically disrupting the Defence & Space sector. Geopolitical shifts, increased military tension, rapid urbanization, demographic changes, resource scarcity and new technology create vast opportunities for Defence & Space players.


Our clients trust us to work on their most complex, sensitive and high-profile projects and transactions, given our extensive experience of advising in the sector and our understanding of the issues and nuances which arise. We help our clients to reach informed, commercial solutions across all Defence & Space matters. Our clients include multinational aerospace and defence manufacturers, subcontractors, satellite companies, dual-use technology companies, providers of communications systems, suppliers of drone services and products, as well as banks and insurers.

Our services include:


  • Government contracting, review and negotiation of MOD contracts
  • Industrial cooperation, joint ventures, R&D and technology transfers
  • Procurement of defence equipment, maintenance and support solutions
  • Advising on the application and applicability of procurement regulations, including EU public procurement laws and Article 346 and 347 of the TFEU
  • Data protection and privacy, data management, exploitation of operational data, cybersecurity
  • IP protection, exploitation and litigation
  • Trade regulations, export control issues, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Compliance, anti-bribery and corruption policies
  • Supply chain management and subcontracting, including supplier KYC and due diligence
  • Investigations
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) regulation issues
  • Agreements with international agents and distributors
  • M&A transactions involving defence contractors
  • Financing, investments opportunities and fundraising
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insurance
  • Employment matters and security clearances