Our expertise in the automotive sector
As long- standing legal advisers to companies in the automotive sector, we have a real understanding of the key issues in this market. This means we can work with our clients to identify potential issues before they actually arise and deal with them at this stage.
Our clients include manufacturers and distributors of cars, van and motorcycles, their parts and services and others active in this sector. We also have considerable experience in advising on issues relating to dealer networks.
Our services to the automotive sector
We advise manufacturers and distributors of automotive vehicles (4-wheel and 2-wheel), parts and services, in respect of:
- Distribution agreements, vehicle handling agreements and other commercial and contractual issues
- Product liability
- Competition and compliance issues, (including the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation)
- Protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights and branding
- Trade related issues including compliance and Customs & Excise related matters.