Morgan Lewis Automotive – Q4 | 2015

Q4 | 2015

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We’re excited to announce that Morgan Lewis Automotive is taking the next step in its evolution, adding contributions from around the globe by leveraging the experience of the lawyers in our firm’s 28 offices, and modernizing and expanding our distribution to bring clients and readers more expansive coverage of M&A, Antitrust, Regulatory, Intellectual Property, and other developments in the automotive world. This issue of Morgan Lewis Automotive covers the fourth quarter of 2015.

In this issue:

  • M&A Developments covers Plastic Omnium’s acquisition of Faurecia’s Automotive Exteriors Business, as well as the attempt to settle the issue of France’s influence on Renault (and indirectly on Nissan).
  • Antitrust Developments reports on a commitment decision by the German Federal Cartel Office that requires Ford, Opel, and PSA to change sales terms that apply to their German dealers’ internet sales. We also report on a Swiss court decision confirming a fine imposed on BMW for preventing sales into Switzerland.
  • Regulatory Developments covers fines imposed by the US NHTSA on Fiat Chrysler, Takata Corporation, and BMW for violations of the US Motor Vehicles Safety Act, and also covers the draft rules proposed by California for the public deployment of autonomous vehicles.
  • IP Developments reports on recent decisions by automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to move their research and development departments to California, Chinese OEM BYD Electronic winning the Patent Gold Medal from China’s State Intellectual Property Office, and US patent statistics.

Prior issues of the newsletter can be found in the Frankfurt office publication archives.