Aerospace & Defense

We advised Groupe ADP, an international airport developer and manager based in France... Read more

We advised Groupe ADP, an international airport developer and manager based in France, on its approximately €1.36 billion acquisition of a 49% stake in GMR Airports, a leading Indian airport developer.

The acquisition comes with a robust industrial partnership and enables Groupe ADP to build, shortly after having increased its stake in TAV Airports, a unique leading worldwide network of airports with a solid industrial expertise and strong development capacities.

A Paris-based team led the transaction, with support from our antitrust, banking, finance, infrastructure and projects, and tax practices on a crossborder basis.

We advised KBR, Inc., a global provider of science, technology, and engineering solutions... Read more

We advised KBR, Inc., a global provider of science, technology, and engineering solutions, on its approximately US$800 million acquisition of Centauri, LLC, a provider of high-end space, directed energy, and other advanced technology solutions.

The acquisition expands KBR’s military space and intelligence businesses and builds on its strengths in cybersecurity and missile defense solutions.

Lawyers in our Northern Virginia office led the transaction, with support from our antitrust, emlpoyee benefits, employment, environmental, intellectual property, international trade, privacy and cybersecurity, public procurement, real estate, regulatory, securities and public company advisory, and tax practices.

We are advising Lockheed Martin, a leading global security and aerospace company, on its... Read more

We are advising Lockheed Martin, a leading global security and aerospace company, on its US$4.4 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, a world-recognized aerospace and defense rocket engine manufacturer.

The transaction will bolster Lockheed Martin’s position as a leader in missile defense, space, and hypersonic technology and ultimately will result in reduced costs for its customers and the U.S. tax payer.

A team of lawyers in our Baltimore and Washington, D.C. offices is leading the transaction, with support from our Denver, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley offices.

We advised Lynwood (Schweiz) AG on its sale of Kopter Group AG a Swiss... Read more

We advised Lynwood (Schweiz) AG on its sale of Kopter Group AG, a Swiss helicopter manufacturer, to Leonardo S.p.A., an Italy-based global solutions provider for the aerospace and defense industry.

The transaction further strengthens Leonardo’s worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector and will boost future developments towards more disruptive technologies, mission capabilities, and performances, including innovative hybrid and electrical propulsion solutions.

Lawyers in our Milan and Rome offices led the transaction, with support from our Moscow office.

Aerospace & Defense

“Highly regarded multidisciplinary group… counsels government contractors on complex business transactions, including M&A.”

Chambers USA, 2020

250+

Aerospace and Defense 
lawyers

Band 1

Public Procurement
Chambers UK, 2021

Sector performance

Aerospace and defense dealmaking in 2020 saw strategic acquirers maintain their focus on defense and government technology services businesses, including mission critical solutions for national security, cybersecurity, and IT modernization.

Aerospace and defense M&A remained strong in terms of value and volume in 2020, notwithstanding a decline in activity in the 2nd quarter as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The sector ended the year with a number of key transactions announced in the fourth quarter.

Hogan Lovells activities

In 2020, our Aerospace & Defense industry sector produced thought leadership through our Hogan Lovells Aerospace & Defense lnsights publications, offering perspectives on COVID-19’s impact on M&A and government contracting, developments in space mining, regulation of foreign direct investment in Europe, cybersecurity compliance requirements, and the impact of the Biden administration on the industry.

We partnered with the American Bar Association to present on topics including the new Cyber Assessment and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and the latest developments in cybersecurity litigation, and teamed with a governmental export center to present on the expansion of export controls relating to China, Russia, and Venezuela.

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Pro Bono

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Our M&A  publications

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Technical excellence

Technical excellence

Executing transactions effectively

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Understanding issues
in regulated industries

Global reach

Global reach

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M&A Year in Review | 2020

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