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Welcome to the 31st 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 first quarter of 2022, touches on significant joint ventures and acquisitions, notable antitrust penalties, new regulatory developments, and key intellectual property (IP) disputes. All issues of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY are available at www.morganlewis.com.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Mergers and Acquisitions: Odin Automotive to Acquire StreetScooter GmbH; Edison Motors Acquires SsangYong Motor; ABC Technologies Holdings to Acquire dlhBOWLES; Kia Restructured Joint Venture in China with Dongfeng Motor and Yueda; Škoda Auto to Partner with Etnetera Group; Eaton to Acquire Royal Power Solutions; Ford and ADT to Establish JV; Stellantis to Acquire Additional Stake in GAC-Stellantis JV; Mercedes-Benz to Partner with ProLogium; Solera Holdings to Acquire Spireon; BMW to Increase Shareholding in BMW Brilliance Automotive JV; BorgWarner to Acquire Santroll Automotive Components; Cummins to Acquire Meritor; Apollo to Acquire Tenneco; Mergon to Acquire Weltonhurst; Zhongsheng Group Acquires 100% Equity of Zungfu Motors; Henniges Automotive Holdings, Guizhou Guihang Automotive Components to Establish JV; SK On, Koç Holding and Ford to Partner in Turkey; Hayashi Telempu to Acquire Additional 28%-Stake in Adler Pelzer; Renault and Geely to Partner in Asia; Sony and Honda to Plan an Electric Car Manufacturing JV
- Antitrust: European General Court Dismissed Scania Appeal; Danish Antitrust Fine for Resale Price Maintenance and Online Sales Bans; Proposed Extension of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation
- Regulatory: European Commission Published Its Proposal for a European Chips Act; Environmental Protection Agency Reinstates California Emissions Waiver; New German Telecoms/ Media Data Protection Act
- Intellectual Property: Another SEP Owner Brings Patent Case Against Automotive OEMs; Right of Repair Evolves in the Automotive Industry; Bluetooth Trademark Battle Affects OEMs