WBD's Newcastle-based corporate team advised AIT Worldwide Logistics on the acquisition of ConneXion Holdings Ltd, the holding company of the global customs and freight forwarding business of ConneXion World Cargo, which included offices in the UK, France, Canada and Hong Kong.
New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has highlighted free ports as a key element in his government's post-Brexit plans. The appointment of Rishi Sunak MP as Chief Secretary to the Treasury is a clear signal of intent to deliver on that promise.
The UK government has published details of the temporary rates of customs duty it would impose on imports should a "no deal" Brexit occur. Under the temporary regime, the government expects 87% of total imports to be tariff-free.
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.
Sarah Holmes of Womble Bond Dickinson took part in the BBC's Spotlight & Inside Out programmes looking at how Brexit will impact on trade coming into and out of the UK and what this means for businesses operating in all industries from farming, manufacturing and logistics.