Automotive

Our global team provides automotive businesses with commercial advice, informed by market conditions and underpinned by an international and technical focus necessary in today's legal and regulatory climate. We have a leading automotive practice that brings together lawyers from a range of legal disciplines and jurisdictions with experience advising automotive businesses on the full range of issues relevant to them.

Our lawyers are distinguished by deep industry and regulatory knowledge, market-leading competition and consumer law know-how, unrivalled experience handling major automotive transactions and disputes, and an extensive client base. We have a long history of involvement in the automotive industry, and our clients range from major manufacturers of automotive vehicles and parts, to distributors and specialty manufacturers.

We have been involved in a number of transactions to buy, sell and finance aspects of this industry. Additionally, we have a deep bench of product liability litigation and intellectual property experience in the automotive sector.

Our areas of work include

  • Alternative energy and renewables
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Corporate compliance and risk advisory activities
  • Corporate M&A
  • Dealer disputes
  • Dealer network services
  • Employment and labor
  • Environmental law
  • ERISA
  • Finance
  • General commercial work
  • Information governance, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Intellectual property
  • Payments
  • Product liability
  • Product safety and recalls
  • Real estate, including construction and engineering
  • Sanctions and export controls
  • Supply chain litigation
  • Technology integration

Knowledge

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Managing the EV nickel pickle

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Further regulation of the automotive sector?

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Electric vehicles: Charging up the UK’s energy transition

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