New group tackles legal and tax matters related to the expanding business of Japanese automotive companies, both in the international and domestic markets.
Evolving markets and new technologies are driving major change in the auto industry. Production and distribution of automobiles, equipment and components have become global ventures, involving international relationships and transactions. As financial uncertainty persists, auto companies face new risks in transforming operations, maintaining customers and managing supplier relations.
With more than 35 years of industry experience, we help auto manufacturers and parts suppliers achieve cost savings, enhance customer relationships and navigate legal risks in moving production and engineering to low-cost jurisdictions. Our expertise includes advising auto clients on restructuring their international operations, acquiring or disposing of distressed assets, optimizing supply chain efficiency, and responding to the constraints of tightening credit markets.
Our auto teams are market leaders in the world's major industry centers. Our lawyers advise on regulatory, corporate, transactional, employment and tax matters as well as hot boardroom topics such as automated driving, connected cars, and alliances between the automotive and IT industries.
Our Mexico auto group is the largest, most experienced in the country. representing clients in cross-border transactions and working with our US, European and Asian offices to help original equipment manufacturers restructure their cross-border operations to achieve tax efficiency. Our world-leading Climate Change lawyers advise on emission rules and other environmental regulations. No matter the business challenge, our team closely monitors industry trends and legal developments to help auto companies succeed in a rapidly evolving industry.