The accelerated adoption of new technology, changing customer expectations, environmental pressures and new market entrants are shifting the competitive landscape for OEMs and suppliers in the future mobility space. There is now a pressing need for industry players to reconsider their current business models in order to navigate a new ecosystem and explore unchartered regulatory space.

In this series of short webcasts, we set out key questions mobility companies should address to stay ahead of the curve by maximizing opportunities and efficiently navigating the legal complexities presented by global trends.

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Future Mobility Meets Hydrogen

With global acknowledgement of the spiraling negative impact of carbon emissions on the planet, many countries are swiftly launching efficient, low-cost hydrogen-based solutions for the future mobility industry and have agreed to accelerate zero-emission vehicles at the recent COP26 conference. The goal is to have climate-friendly techniques on road vehicles, synthetic fuels and, for the aviation and maritime sectors, developing a hydrogen transport and distribution infrastructure, as well as expanding the network of hydrogen refueling stations.

In this installment of our Future Mobility Meets . . . series, Nicolas Kredel (Dusseldorf), Claire Dietz-Polte (Berlin), James O'Brien (Chicago) and Danielle Valois (Partner at *Trench Rossi Watanabe) discuss the new and shifting polices and strategies in the hydrogen sector for future mobility players who must also be mindful of potential pitfalls.

*Trench Rossi Watanabe and Baker McKenzie have executed a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.



Future Mobility Meets eVTOLs

Hailed as the solution to alleviate some of the challenges of on-the-ground transportation (infrastructure constraints, congestion and the like), eVTOLs - or electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts - represent the next technological evolution in the sector of on-demand shared transportation through services like air taxis.

With giant technological leaps being made in the sector and expected growth in the future, it makes sense for companies to ensure they are equipped with all the knowledge they need to navigate the legal and regulatory framework underpinning advanced air mobility and eVTOL operations. Our experts Nicolas Kredel (Dusseldorf), Adam Aft (Chicago) and Jennifer Trock (Washington, DC) take you on an exciting journey of discovery on the future of air transport.


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Future Mobility Meets Connected Cars

In the third installment of Future Mobility Meets . . . series, we take you on the road along with consumers who are now opting for clean, efficient and performing connected vehicles. At the core of future mobility developments, the connected car is without doubt one of the most exciting areas of innovation for the automotive industry. But of course with innovation comes a combination of new legal requirements as OEMs need legal teams equipped with trend foresight and the tools to seamlessly implement niche legal processes across a combination of industries, spanning manufacturing to telecommunications. Nicolas Kredel (Dusseldorf), Siranya Rhuvattana (Bangkok), Andrea Mezzetti (Rome) and Lothar Determann (Palo Alto) explore opportunities and legal considerations to help companies lead the mobility market into a fully connected and automated future.


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Future Mobility Meets Smart Cities

In this second installment, we take you around the world of smart cities and the exciting developments happening right now to ensure technology is put at the service of the urban citizen's well-being. Nicolas Kredel (Dusseldorf), Andrew MacKenzie (Dubai), Yaeko Hodaka (Tokyo) and Raffaele Giarda (Rome) explore the commercial and legal aspects of a not-so-futuristic topic.


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Future Mobility Meets Sustainability

In this session, Nicolas Kredel (chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Future Mobility Group, Dusseldorf) is joined by Anahita Thoms (Baker McKenzie's Global IMT Sustainability lead partner, Dusseldorf) and John Watson (chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Environmental Practice Group, Chicago) where they address the very topical subject of sustainability and explore how it affects every strand of the business strategies of future mobility companies.


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