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Field Fisher Waterhouse advises Department for Transport on £1.6bn search and rescue service contract

28/03/2013

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European law firm Fieldfisher has advised the Department for Transport on a £1.6bn contract to provide Britain's 'blue light' helicopter search and rescue service.

European law firm Fieldfisher has advised the Department for Transport on a £1.6bn contract to provide Britain's 'blue light' helicopter search and rescue service.

The Department for Transport awarded the 10 year contract to Bristow Helicopters Limited.    The rescue service is currently run by the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.   Bristow plans to replace the current Sea King and civilian helicopters with new models.

Fieldfisher Competition & EU Regulatory partner John Cassels led on the deal, working with Technology solicitor Rebecca Fisher and a number of colleagues across the firm.  The team advised on the whole process including developing the project documents, the dialogue with bidders and contract finalisation.

John Cassels said:

"We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the Department for Transport and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency on such an important and high-profile project.  This deal highlights the firm's expertise in delivering major projects for both public and private sector clients."


For further information, please contact:

Ibrahim Kamara, PR Manager, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP on 020 7861 4120

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