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            Speed and movement are cornerstones of the automotive industry, bringing with them legislative changes and extensive regulation for those within it.

            Our specialist team provides immediate, relevant advice with deep knowledge spanning asset finance, antitrust and competition, corporate and commercial, employment, finance, leasing and charter of assets, insolvency, repossession and restructuring, insurance and claims handling, investigations, joint ventures and partnership agreements, litigation and dispute resolution, logistics and commercial agreements, product liability, pensions, automotive technology, intellectual property and protection of innovation, regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, state aid, and automotive transport regulations.

            Whether you’re manufacturing, insuring, investing, financing or selling, caught up in automotive supply chains and the challenges there within, exploring motor sports or developing low carbon and emerging automating technologies, you need a team of automotive sector experts that understands the technical challenges and legal complexities, as well as their impact on commercial outcomes.

            Our expertise has been recognised through awards, proving our track record for specialist legal understanding, innovation and commercial focus.

            Legal Insight

            State aid law: European Commission amends COVID-19 Temporary Framework to faciltate recapitalisation aid and subsordinated debt awards

            15 May 2020

            In a move which is likely to facilitate multiple European government bail outs of airlines, sports, leisure and hospitality companies and possibly even carmakers and others under the most acute pressure from the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has further amended its State aid Temporary Framework to allow for recapitalisation aid and subordinated debt instruments.  The new rules contain limitations on dividends and acquisitions by businesses who benefit from recapitalisation aid and include a requirement for conditions relating to climate change and the digital agenda to be reported to the European Commission.  While the UK remains in the Brexit transition period (currently due to expire on 31 December 2020), these rules apply to it as well.

            Jonathan Moss

            • Partner // Global Head of Transport Sector // Head of Marine & Trade

            Peter Barnes

            • Partner // Head of Automotive

            Dr. Daisy Walzel

            • Partner // Head of Competition (Germany)

            Jonathan Branton

            • Partner // Head of Public Sector // Head of EU Competition

            Martin Gallaher

            • Partner // Head of Public Sector (Scotland) // Head of Projects: Road, Rail and Aviation

            Derek Adamson

            • Partner // Head of Occupational Health and Casualty
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