Womble Bond Dickinson's (WBD) unrivalled expertise in the chemicals sector has been recognised after the firm was shortlisted for 'Service Provider of the Year' at the Chemical Industry Awards 2024.

The award highlights the contribution that service providers make to the success of the UK chemical industry and recognises innovation and outstanding delivery of services for engineering, IT, legal and training to the chemical or pharmaceutical sectors.

With over 200 years of combined experience and six of the top 10 global chemical companies as its clients, WBD has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the UK, Europe, the US and beyond.

WBD has been involved in some of the biggest M&A deals and capital projects in the industry, as well as leading litigation and other projects across jurisdictions. The firm advised a global chemicals company on a multi-jurisdictional cybersecurity legislation review covering 45 jurisdictions, where the firm leveraged its network of international law firms via its membership of Lex Mundi (the world's leading network of independent law firms) to produce consistent advice as it related to major chemicals manufacturing plants across multiple international sites.

To support the growth potential in Teesside (which is home to a significant cluster of chemicals and process sector businesses), WBD expanded its presence there in February 2023, moving into a larger office at the Wilton Centre, inside the Teesside Freeport and on the doorstep of the industrial cluster.

In addition to advising a significant number of clients in the sector the firm is also actively engaged in providing support more broadly through its contribution to industry bodies and support of sector based events considering topics of local and national significance.

The Chemical Industry Awards 2024 will take place on 20 June at The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel. The awards are organised by the Chemical Industries Association, the voice of the UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry.