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Morgan Lewis Automotive & Mobility – Q3 2022

Q3 | 2022

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Welcome to the 33rd edition of our newsletter on developments in the automotive industry published by Morgan Lewis’s automotive and mobility team with contributions from lawyers in our offices around the globe. We counsel our automotive clients on a broad range of industry-specific issues, including matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, litigation, regulatory concerns, intellectual property, and labor and employment.

This issue of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY, which covers the third quarter of 2022, touches on significant acquisitions, new regulations and antitrust developments in Asia and Europe, and notable intellectual property advancements in the automotive industry. All issues of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY are available at www.morganlewis.com.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Westron Acquires Majority Share in Allgaier; Schaeffler Purchases Ewellix; LG Energy Solution and Honda to Form Battery JV; Honda, Dongfeng Motor Group, and GAC Group to Form Battery Procurement JV; Clean Logistics Acquires GINAF Trucks Nederland; Steyr Motors Acquired by Mutares; SAF-HOLLAND Acquires Haldex; Plastic Omnium Acquires Remaining Stake in HBPO; Riken and NPR to Merge; Kalyani Powertrain and Harbinger to Form Electric Drivetrain JV; Aptiv to Acquire 85% Stake in Intercable Automotive Solutions; Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian to Form Electric Van Production JV; MinebeaMitsumi to Acquire Honda Lock; Hyundai Motor Group to Increase Stake in 42dot; SANY and Pony.ai to Establish JV; BorgWarner to Acquire Rhombus Energy Solutions; Nikola to Acquire Romeo Power; Nissan to Acquire Stake in Vehicle Energy Japan; Volkswagen Group and Umicore to Form Battery Material JV
  • Antitrust: ECJ Rules That Specialized Vehicles Are Covered by Trucks Cartel Decision; KFTC Clears Acquisition of SsangYong Motor by KG Group; FCO Clears VW/Bosch JV
  • Regulatory: EC Approves up to EUR 10.6 Billion of State Aid for Hydrogen Projects; Third Extension of New Energy Vehicle Exemption from Purchase Tax; Shenzhen Unveils the First Regulation on the Management of Intelligent Connected Vehicles in China
  • Intellectual Property: Back to the Future; Avanci Patent Pool; Formula One Files Web3 Trademark Application