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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. Legal news
    29 September 2020
    Amendments to the EU vehicle type approval system and the exemption procedure for EU approval of new autonomous vehicle technology
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/amendments-to-the-eu-vehicle-type-approval-system-and-the-exemption-procedure-for-eu-approval

    Under the Whole Vehicle Type-Approval System ("WVTA"), a manufacturer can obtain certification for a vehicle type in one EU Member State and market it EU-wide without further tests. The certification is issued by a ...

  5. Legal news
    13 March 2019
    At a Glance: Autonomous Vehicles
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/at-a-glance-autonomous-vehicles

    Latest developments around the world regarding driverless cars.

  6. Legal news
    25 July 2017
    At a Glance: Autonomous Vehicles
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/at-a-glance-autonomous-vehicles

    Our international Automotive Group takes a look at the latest developments around the world regarding driverless cars

  7. Legal news
    16 October 2019
    EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: What Investors Need to Know
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-foreign-direct-investment-screening-what-investors-need-to-know

    In the fall of next year, the long anticipated EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation will apply. The regulation is likely to have a significant impact on FDI within the EU – both within Member States that ...

  8. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    Managing merger control filings during COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/managing-merger-control-filings-during-covid-19

    A brief overview of the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, the coping strategies of competition authorities, and suggestions on what can be done if you are working on a project requiring merger control approval.

  9. Legal news
    28 January 2019
    What is NISR and who is impacted?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/what-is-nisr-and-who-is-impacted

    The NISR (Network and Information Systems Regulations), which came into force on 9 May 2018, are designed to protect the critical national infrastructure of EU countries in the event of a cyber attack.