It is nearly impossible to imagine modern lifestyle without various options for (mass) transportation of passengers or goods – mobility of goods and people is the physical bridge to globalisation.
At the same time the automotive sector is currently undergoing its biggest transformation since the invention and mass production of the motorcar, more than a hundred years ago. This transformation includes topics like the evolution of the drivetrain from internal combusting engines to alternative drivetrain concepts such as battery electric vehicles, new market entrants with new technologies such as Uber, the future of self-driving cars, or even global economic power shifts.
Our global automotive practice acts for OEM’s and suppliers across the industry. The practice operates on a cross-border basis and covers the full spectrum of legal support in mergers and acquisitions, data protection, intellectual property rights, commercial transactions (including licensing and collaborations), capital markets and finance, regulatory, tax considerations, dispute resolution, employment as well as antitrust.
- BMW on its EUR3 billion transaction to acquire control of its JV with Brilliance China Automotive.
- Schaeffler in signing a master agreement for the formation of a joint venture company with Roland Arnold and Paravan GmbH.
- Volkswagen Financial Services on the acquisition of PayByPhone, the mobile cashless parking payments business, from PayPoint for GBP26.5m.
News & insights
Publications: 08 JULY 2020
European M&A markets performed more strongly than expected in H1, buoyed by a small number of very big transactions. However, the underlying picture was far less rosy, and the short-term outlook is…
Publications: 19 JUNE 2020
As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…
News: 19 JUNE 2020
We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…