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Automotive

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  • Noerr
  • Automotive
  • Mobility
  • Advising
  • Germany
  • Compliance
  • Restructuring
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NOERR_AUTOMOTIVE & NEW

NOERR_AUTOMOTIVE & NEW MOBILITY We offer companies in the automotive industry sector-specific solutions for every situation and every project along the development, production, supply and distribution chains. We advise not only in special situations – such as the national and international development and expansion of markets and production facilities or refinancing, restructuring and product liability and recall cases – but also on questions arising in your day-to-day business. Our areas of expertise include: Establishment of production facilities (greenfield and brownfield projects) Comprehensive advice and representation in greenfield and brownfield projects • Selecting the location • Incorporating and setting up companies and subsidiaries • Joint ventures • Advising and assisting you in negotiations with local and national authorities • Approval and authorisation proceedings • State aid proceedings before the European Commission • Support in applying for funding • Advising on compliance with relevant provisions for investment grants • Disinvestments Intellectual property and R&D projects, licences • Technology transfer, drafting and negotiating licence agreements • Drafting and negotiating R&D contracts, representing clients in publically funded projects • Intellectual property in supply agreements • Infringement proceedings (patent, trademark, design), FTO analyses M&A transactions • Sale and purchase of companies • Structuring and financing • Distressed M&A • Post-M&A integration • Joint ventures Compliance • Compliance management systems • HR compliance health checks • Internal investigations • Defending clients against compliance breaches IT • Data protection (e.g. infection of software with viruses, or car-hacking) • Digitalisation (e.g. autonomous driving and connected cars) • Outsourcing Environmental protection along the entire value chain • Compliance with environmental standards (e.g. the German Fuel Efficiency Labelling of Passenger Cars Regulations) • Emission control law / OUR SOLUTIONS 6

AUTOMOTIVE & NEW MOBILITY_NOERR International trade and distribution law • Holistic consideration of distribution, logistical and fulfilment processes • Setting up, implementing, structuring and restructuring distribution systems • Drafting and negotiating distribution agreements (agreements with authorised dealers, service partners and sales representatives, etc.) and supplier agreements • Organising, preparing and assisting in notices of termination due to restructuring • Examining the effectiveness of clauses in agreements with authorised dealers and service partners, sales representatives and suppliers • Advising on and, if applicable, preparing notices of termination • Advising on entries into markets • Advising on exits from markets Employment • Employment law compliance, in particular use of external staff and social security law • Drafting employment contracts and achieving flexible working conditions • Designing arrangements under company and collective agreements • Organising and assisting in restructuring • Preparing and structuring secondments to and from Germany • Matters involving executive boards and directors • Company pension schemes Product liability • Assessing and applying special rules for collaboration in the development, testing and mass production of vehicles • Reviewing the legal basis for cooperation in the supply chain • Advising on product recalls Insurance for product liability and recall costs • Examining and developing insurance solutions in the automotive industry • Providing insurance law related advice for events of loss or damage • Enforcing insurance claims Enforcing and defending against all kinds of claims – before the courts, arbitration panels and otherwise Restructuring and regulation • Advising on securing deliveries if the supplier is in financial difficulties • Advising on risks of claims for rescission during financial difficulties • Advising on the regulatory requirements concerning product design and product disposal • Advising on building regulation, construction planning and transport law issues Antitrust • Providing support in antitrust proceedings and searches • German and European merger controls and competition compliance • Advising on horizontal and vertical cooperative ventures • Sales- and distribution-related antitrust advice 7

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