The global automotive industry is facing more challenges than ever before in its history:
It is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation. E-mobility, car sharing, connectivity and automated driving are pushing forward this transformation. New requirements concerning environmental sustainability, digitalization, and changing mobility requirements present new challenges for the industry’s existing business models.
Moreover, new players are entering the automotive industrial sector. In this rapidly changing industry, clients need proven automotive experience to assist them to succeed in this competitive marketplace.
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The lawyers from our Automotive and New Mobility Sector group know the automotive industry – not only the law, but the industry’s players, practices and people. We provide a full range of contentious and non-contentious corporate, commercial, intellectual property and regulatory law services to investors, manufacturers (OEMs), tier 1 and 2 suppliers, distributors, automotive aftermarket companies and dealers. Together with our clients, we develop sector-specific solutions along the development, production, supply and distribution chains.
Our unique expertise gives us the opportunity to advise at every step of the way of a motor vehicle’s life. Issues regarding the first stages of development and design, to serial production, import and export of the final product, all the way to the disposal will be addressed by experts in our fields of corporate, commercial, intellectual property and regulatory law. In addition, we also advise on all areas of business law such as corporate transactions, employment matters, restructuring, or litigation matters.
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Looking at the progress in the fields of connected cars and autonomous vehicles, today’s society faces important but also complex issues concerning the questions of safety and liability. The vision of people not having to “steer” the car will be an innovational milestone. However,
the following questions need to be answered: Who is responsible for an accident caused by a self-driving car? And how can one ensure consumer data privacy is protected and attacks on the cybersecurity are not a threat? And most importantly, how will traffic regulations evolve facing issues like cars without a human driver. Our experts are able to guide you through those open waters and ensure your economic success.