Read the latest issue of Morgan Lewis Automotive >>
Welcome to the 19th edition of our newsletter on developments in
the automotive industry published by Morgan Lewis’s automotive
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, which covers the first
quarter of 2019, touches on matters relating to self-driving cars,
emission rules, and other developments in the global automotive
In this issue:
- Mergers & Acquisitions: BMW and Daimler to Create New Global Mobility
Service Provider; Mazda to Acquire Ford’s Interest in China Engine Joint
Venture; Investindustrial to Acquire Morgan Motor Majority Stake; Tesla to
Acquire Maxwell Technologies; Geely and Daimler Establish Joint Venture for
the Smart Brand; Michelin to Buy 88% of Multistrada Arah Sarana Shares;
Maxion Wheels to Enter Joint Venture with Dongfeng Motor; CIE Automotive
Acquires Aurangabad Electricals; Faurecia to Enter Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems
Joint Venture with Michelin; Sarwabhotla Family Acquires DMS-CNC Technik;
Genuine Parts to Acquire PartsPoint Group; MT Technologies Acquires
Controlling Stake in C-Con Group; JBM Group Acquires Major Stake in
Linde-Wiemann; Nidec Buys 70% Stake in Desch Antriebstechnik; Osram
Acquires Aftermarket Distributor Ring Automotive; CIE Automotive to Sell
Biofuels Production Plants to Gunvor; Global Dragon Investech Acquires
K-Seat; Fuyao Glass Acquires SAM Automotive; Baolong Automotive to
Acquire 70% Stake in MMS.
- Antitrust: EU Commission Fines Car Seatbelts, Airbags, and Steering Wheels
Cartel; EU Commission to Review Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation;
Nokia, Daimler Patent Fight.
- Regulatory: Germany Amends Laws to Reduce Risks for Diesel Bans; European
Commission Adopts C-ITS Delegated Act; New NDRC Regulation Establishes
Automotive Investment Projects Approval System.
- Intellectual Property: Jaguar Wins Landmark IP Case in
Chinese Court; Tesla Files Trade Secret Misappropriation
Lawsuit; Volkswagen to License Electrical Vehicle
Prior issues of the newsletter can be found in the Frankfurt office publication archives.