Our Automotive & Transportation team provides cross-disciplinary legal services to automotive businesses around the world, advising them on a variety of matters and transactions. Our team thoroughly understands the industry and has successfully represented a broad spectrum of clients, including OEMs/manufacturers, tier 1 and tier 2 component suppliers, retailer dealer groups, distributors, motor traders, fleet providers, logistics and financiers/finance companies.
A significant strategic development for the firm has been our combination with California-based automotive and industrials powerhouse Carroll, Burdick & McDonough. A complex litigation and products risk management firm with more than 50 specialist litigators on three continents, Carroll Burdick now operates as an integrated part of our firm, offering clients a robust level of service in a range of corporate, compliance and dispute-related disciplines, firmly rooted in the automotive and transportation industries.
Succeeding in the automotive sector requires results-oriented, global legal counsel in areas such as commercial transactions, trade regulations, product liability, environmental, labor and intellectual property law. We have one of the most respected automotive legal teams worldwide with a real understanding of our automotive clients’ needs. Our work is based on sound legal knowledge and vast experience, and our advice is straightforward and commercial.
We provide cross-disciplinary legal services to automotive businesses around the world, advising them on a variety of matters and transactions. Our practice is well known for handling automotive transactions, from multibillion-dollar cross-border M&A deals to joint ventures and expansion, as well as product liability litigation work including representing a number of industry players and globally recognized engagements. We continue to play a key role in some of the most significant bankruptcy filings in the industry.
Our commitment to the sector is demonstrated by our membership of various trade associations, including the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF), the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic (ZAP SR).