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  1. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic – Automotive sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-automotive-sector

    Public safety measures, supply disruptions and the unprecedented dramatic decline in automotive markets as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have forced OEMs to stop production in numerous Member States. Such decisions ...

  2. Twobirds news
    05 September 2018
    Bird & Bird today boosts its International Automotive Group with the appointment of Lawrence Freeman as Senior Counsel in Brussels
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/belgium/bird-bird-boosts-its-international-automotive-group-with-the-appointment-of-lawrence-freeman

    Lawrence joins from Tesla Inc. where he spent the past five years as European Counsel. With nearly 25 years of experience as a competition and regulatory lawyer both in-house and in private practice, he advises on a ...

  3. Legal news
    09 July 2018
    EU-US trade – possible US import duties on cars
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/eu-us-trade-possible-us-import-duties-on-cars

    The United States' ('US') Department of Commerce ('DOC') initiated a so-called "section 232" investigation on 23 May 2018 into the possible national security effects of imports of cars (including SUVs, Vans and Light ...

  4. Legal news
    29 August 2018
    Brexit update: potential impact for the automotive sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/brexit-update-potential-impact-for-the-automotive-sector

    Just over a year on from our last look at the possible impact of Brexit on the automotive industry and with almost 7 months to go until the UK formally withdraws from the EU, we revisit the potential implications for ...

  5. Legal news
    29 March 2021
    Connected vehicles – Finalised guidelines from the EDPB
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/connected-vehicles--finalised-guidelines-from-the-edpb

    In January 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) issued draft guidelines on connected vehicles. We summarised and commented on these draft guidelines and you can access our previous article here. On 9 March ...

  6. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    What is New Mobility? Emerging sector brings about tremendous possibilities and is about to change our ways of moving for good
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/what-is-new-mobility-emerging-sector-brings-about-tremendous-possibilities

    New Mobility is on everyone's lips at the moment. Key trends around the industry, such as autonomous driving, connectivity, as well as electrification of vehicles, and automation of production and individual services, ...

  7. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    French law reform may give new impetus to automobile equipment suppliers in OEM contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/france/french-law-reform-may-give-new-impetus-to-automobile-equipment-suppliers-in-oem-contracts

    The French commercial code was slightly amended in December and went largely unnoticed because it was overshadowed by public procurement reform, which was the main piece of legislation. The aim of the legislator was ...

  8. Legal news
    08 May 2018
    Cyber risks in the automotive industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/cyber-risks-in-the-automotive-industry

    The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, which aims to increase the security of network and information systems across the EU, becomes law in each Member State on 9 May 2018.

  9. Legal news
    17 October 2018
    Legal challenges facing manufacturers of electric vehicles in Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/legal-challenges-facing-manufacturers-of-electric-vehicles-in-europe

    3.1 million new electric vehicles ("EVs") were registered worldwide in 2017. This represents an increase of 57% from 2016 and is similar to the growth rate of 60% in 2015 and 2016.

  10. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    Automotive Suppliers Facing the COVID-19 Crisis: Opportunities and Risks for Investors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/automotive-suppliers-facing-the-covid-19-crisis-opportunities-and-risks-for-investors

    In the past few years, many automotive suppliers have been facing increasing financial or operational problems. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these problems and is putting some of these companies in considerable ...