Morgan Lewis Automotive & Mobility – Q4 | 2022

Q4 | 2022

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Welcome to the 34th 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 fourth quarter of 2022, touches on numerous acquisitions across automotive suppliers and manufacturers, new European Union regulations and antitrust developments, and significant intellectual property matters in the automotive industry. All issues of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY are available at


  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Volkswagen Group and Horizon Robotics to Form Autonomous Driving Joint Venture (JV); Timken to Acquire GCB Bearings; RattanIndia to Acquire Revolt Motors; NAMI Acquires Nissan Manufacturing Russia; Mercedes-Benz to Sell Russian Subsidiaries to Avtodom; Sollers Acquires Remaining 49% Stake in Ford Sollers JV from Ford; Nokian Tyres Sells Russia Business to Tatneft; Mullen to Acquire Electric Last Mile Solutions; ARC Automotive and Yanfeng to Form JV in North Macedonia; Foxconn and PIF to Form Electric Vehicle (EV) JV in Saudi Arabia; Qualcomm to Acquire Stake in Ampere as Part of Strategic Partnership with Renault Group; Stellantis to Acquire aiMotive; DeepBlue to Acquire FAW Lingyuan; VT Industries to Acquire Ebmeyer; Schaeffler to Acquire CERASPIN; MILES Mobility Acquires WeShare from Volkswagen
  • Antitrust: Prevent to Sue Volkswagen in Antitrust Lawsuit
  • Regulatory: EU Parliament and Council Reach Agreement on Prohibition of ICE Vehicles from 2035; EU Parliament and Council Reach Provisional Agreement on Overhaul Rules on Batteries; EU Companies Can Benefit from the US Subsidy Scheme for Commercial Clean Vehicles under the US Inflation Reduction Act; China Releases Regulations on the Market Access Permission for Road Motor Vehicles
  • Intellectual Property: ARM Expanding in Automotive; Versata Wins Significant Intellectual Property (IP) and Contract Verdict against Ford in Michigan; SMR Wins Verdict against Patent Holder Magna Mirrors in Michigan Trial