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WBD advises on the sale of Lewmar Marine

13 Aug 2019
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised on the sale of Lewmar Marine, implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement, under which Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) acquired the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Lewmar for £33.286 million. 

WBD advises Brittany Ferries on UK government contract for additional freight capacity for no-deal Brexit

15 Jan 2019
WBD has advised Brittany Ferries, a long-standing client, on a series of contracts with the Department for Transport that secure additional freight capacity as part of the UK government's planning for a no-deal Brexit. WBD Partner, Peter Snaith was the lead adviser for Brittany Ferries with input from procurement, public sector and other relevant specialists from the firm.

Brexit and "trusted traders"

30 Oct 2018
Brexit was the spectre haunting the Chancellor's 29 October budget speech. It received few direct mentions, but its implications pervaded every economic forecast and announcement. One nugget for businesses dependent on import or export appeared incongruously alongside the announcement that visitors from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan will soon be able to use the e-passport gates at Heathrow and other UK ports.

Brexit and the Port of Rotterdam

14 Sep 2018
While UK press coverage continues to focus on the Chequers paper, potential leadership challenges and increasingly gloomy "no deal" assessments, the Port of Rotterdam has issued an urgent warning to businesses about the need to prepare for the "imminent reality" of Brexit. With fewer than 200 days to go until Brexit Day, the Netherlands' Ministry of Economic Affairs estimates that only 18% of Dutch companies have begun to prepare for Brexit. Consequently, on 11 September the Port of Rotterdam Authority joined with the Dutch Food Authority (NVWA) and Stena Line to organise a press visit to the port to help engage and mobilise the remaining 82% of Dutch companies to address the practical impacts of Brexit. 

Improving port connectivity

14 May 2018
The UK relies on ports to handle 95% of goods which cross its borders. Seamless connectivity between ports and our rail and road networks is therefore critical to our success as a trading nation.

Focus on public transport will boost business investment

30 Mar 2017
Almost half (49%) of North East England’s businesses would be more likely to invest in the region if improvements were made to its public transport network, according to new research from the North East England Chamber of Commerce.

In the research, the Chamber and Newcastle-based law firm Bond Dickinson finds that the cost of tickets, reliability of service and difficulty in making connections rank high among the concerns of Chamber members.

Uncertainty in the transport sector following Brexit

26 Jul 2016
Brexit has brought uncertainty to the UK business world, including the transport sector. There is clearly a close connection between demand for transport and the health of the UK economy, therefore the fortunes of the transport sector will depend on how the UK economy fares in the unprecedented times ahead.