Aerospace & Aviation

Israel is a significant, well-established player in the global aerospace industry. As a world leader in unmanned aerial systems and satellite systems, Israel is home to both large industrial concerns and fast-growing disruptive startups.

Shibolet’s practice boasts highly experienced industry-leading lawyers who support a wide range of aerospace companies, such as manufacturers of complete drone systems, sub-systems, software, components, and NewSpace startups, in the commercial and regulatory aspects of their operations.

Leveraging a deep familiarity with the nuances of aerospace transactions,  Shibolet’s aerospace practice supports the local and cross-border transactions of its aerospace clients, including development agreements,  complex purchasing contracts across the supply chain, sales contracts, joint ventures, teaming agreements, service agreements, terms of use, government contracts, license agreements, distribution agreements, representation agreements, launch contracts and leasing arrangements.  Conventional wisdom is provided along with up-to-date advice and modern legal constructs to support each client’s cutting-edge products and technologies.

The highly regulated nature of the aerospace industry requires careful attention to various statutory requirements and, at times, the establishment of robust compliance programs. Shibolet’s practice includes expertise in defense (DECA) and dual-use (MOE) export control, global trade compliance considerations, civil aviation authority requirements, government contracting requirements, anti-corruption and  bribery programs, and investment risk-review processes. Shibolet helps both manufacturers and investors navigate the complex legal framework applicable to operating in or investing in the aerospace industry. Moreover, as the aerospace industry makes increased use of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, big-data and cloud-based solutions, Shibolet provides integrated, full-service legal coverage, making use of its various practices, such as its privacy group, to ensure all compliance considerations are accounted for and managed.

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