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Welcome to the 26th edition of our newsletter on developments in the automotive industry published by Morgan Lewis’s automotive & 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 2020, touches on significant acquisitions, notably in the trucking business, new antitrust guidance and regulatory rules, and recent trends in intellectual property.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Mergers and Acquisitions: INEOS to Acquire Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Site; L Catterton to Acquire Truck Hero; Denso to Acquire Jeco; DexKo to Acquire Nordelettronica; Sumitomo to Sell Stake in Mazda Mexico JV; SAIC Motor to Establish JV with Pudong Government and Alibaba; Scania Acquires Nantong Gaokai; Dana to Acquire Light-Vehicle Thermal Business of Modine; Adler Pelzer to Acquire Acoustics Division of STS Group; Daimler Truck to Enter into Partnership with Luminar; Isuzu to Acquire UD Trucks; ElringKlinger to Establish JVs with Plastic Omnium and Airbus; Hino Motors and BYD to Establish Electric Vehicle JV; TRATON and Navistar Entered into Merger Agreement; Tesla to Acquire ATW Assembly & Test; Shyft to Acquire F3 MFG
- Antitrust: EC Antitrust Guidance on Cooperation between Carmakers and Suppliers; PSA and Fiat Chrysler Merger Approved by EC, Subject to Conditions
- Regulatory: ECJ to Rule on Admissibility of Defeat Devices; Development Plan 2021-2035 for Chinese NEV Sector Published
- Intellectual Property: LIDAR a Hot Trend for SPACS; Unified Patent Court in Europe; Can AI Be an Inventor?; Several Automotive Players Have Reported Semiconductor Shortages