Automotive

The automotive industry faces unprecedented pace of change. That leads to a rapidly changing legal landscape that needs to be considered when shaping business plans.

The fast pace of change means regulation in the automotive industry is left playing “catch up” with commercial reality, particularly around connected and autonomous vehicles. We are at the forefront of this change, working in collaboration with the authorities and our clients to navigate the regulatory landscape and implement business plans to exploit new opportunities while keeping the door open for future developments and protecting valuable business assets. We can help you take your ideas forward within the regulatory framework but, if things go wrong, we can assist in managing the issue and ensure lessons are learnt and implemented.

Our lawyers

Our team consists of lawyers with in-depth automotive expertise. Some have even worked in-house within the industry. Many are recognised as thought-leaders, often invited to contribute to events and consultations.

Our experience

From supply chain processes to data protection, cloud services and IP protection, our team brings in-depth specialist experience to work in this multifaceted sector. Example of our expertise, include:

  • liaising with governments, regulators, manufacturers, automotive test facilities and transport consultancies on the regulatory framework needed for the testing and introduction of driverless cars and other autonomous vehicles
  • advising OEMs on various global wireless car projects, including telematics arrangements, privacy arrangements, IPR licensing, as well as the provision of cloud services
  • advising an OEM on its agreement for the management and reduction of warranty claims, allowing the proactive identification and rectification of issues using data algorithms
  • acting on acquisition, disposal and financing of operational and investment petrol stations from single to high volume sites, including advising on the environmental and regulatory aspects

Our clients

We represent organisations throughout the industry, including global vehicle manufacturers, component manufacturers, after-market suppliers, research and development organisations, logistics suppliers and vehicle distributors and dealers. Key clients include:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lotus Cars
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Legal resources you may find useful

Our articles on automotive intelligence are focused on issues which are hot topics in the industry and provide practical advice on how matters can be addressed.

We also provide regular data protection and technology updates, which will have relevance to all automotive companies using data in the operation of their businesses.

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