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Welcome to the 28th 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 second quarter of 2021, touches on significant acquisitions and investments in the autonomous and connected vehicles space, antitrust developments in Asia and Australia, and notable intellectual property disputes. All issues of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY are available at www.morganlewis.com.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Mergers & Acquisitions: Gienanth Group to Acquire Trompetter Guss Chemnitz; Apollo Global Management to Acquire Majority Stake in ABC Technologies Holdings; Group of Investors Consortium to Acquire Stake in Polestar Performance; Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V to Acquire Self-Driving Truck Technology Company Plus; Ideanomics to Acquire US Hybrid Corporation; Dometic Group AB to Acquire Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters Pty Ltd; Toyota to Acquire Lyft’s Autonomous Driving Business; Dubai to Cooperate with Cruise; Continental and Horizon Established a Joint Venture for Intelligent Driving; Mitsubishi Motors Exited from Southeast Motor; Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited Invested in Aiways; WeRide Completed New Round of Financing and Valued at $3.3 Billion
- Antitrust: SAMR Lifted Conditions Imposed on Automotive JV and Its Shareholders; Australia Amends Competition and Consumer Act Regarding Information Sharing for Vehicle Repair; EU Commission Publishes Evaluation Results on the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation
- Regulatory: Biden-Harris Administration Announced Its American Jobs Plan with Emphasis on Electric Vehicles
- Intellectual Property: Sirius XM Radio Signals Alleged to Disrupt Porsche Infotainment System in Class Action Lawsuit; Nokia and Daimler Settle Their SEP Patent Dispute