Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is undergoing a profound and structural change.

The automotive industry is undergoing a profound and structural change, notably with the evolution from combustion engines to alternative concepts, the emergence of new players with new technologies and the emergence of autonomous platforms and vehicles.

The change and dynamism of this sector presents complex challenges that require experienced, sophisticated and comprehensive monitoring.

Our team is ready to provide comprehensive advice on the sector, both in terms of production and distribution, and includes lawyers from various areas of law with extensive experience in the following practice areas with a particular focus on distribution:
  • Distribution agreements, including concession sales and authorised repair;
  • Sales financing agreements, including triangular seller/buyer/financier relationships;
  • Stock financing agreements;
  • Business transfer agreements, whether asset deals or share deals;
  • Competition issues, particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions;
  • Data protection issues, including in the context of mergers and acquisitions;
  • Intellectual property issues, including trademark and logo protection;
  • Insurance issues, including those linked to the increasing automation of vehicles.
Automotive Industry

Track Record

Advising on the corporate reorganisation of one of the main car distributors in central Portugal.

Advising on the acquisition by a leading car distributor of a company dedicated to the car distribution, dealerships in Portugal (Lisbon and Centre) for the Volvo and Mitsubishi brands and facilities in Lisbon.

Advising one of the most important groups in the automobile business in Portugal on the restructuring of its bank debt and the investment of a new partner.