Chiomenti has significant experience assisting companies in the automotive industry, both on extraordinary transactions and on matters arising from day to day industrial and commercial operations.

The Firm has acted on some of the largest and most complex M&A transactions that have characterized the industry in recent years, including: the merger of two of the world’s leading automotive companies; the largest extraordinary transactions in the car rental market; the acquisition, delisting, and subsequent sale of a leading premium motorcycle manufacturer, and the acquisition by a private equity fund of a leading premium sports car maker.

Chiomenti responds to the specific complexities of the automotive industry through ad hoc working groups involving professionals from various practices such as corporate, finance, labour and IP, working closely with the client’s legal and commercial teams.

The Firm also provides ongoing assistance to clients in the automotive industry in various specific areas, such as: corporate matters; drafting of commercial and financial contracts; antitrust; industry-specific regulations for motor vehicle distributors and finance companies specialized in the purchase financing or leasing of motor vehicles; taxation; labour law; intellectual property, privacy and data protection relating to cars and autonomous driving vehicles; and litigation.

The Firm has an extensive and proven network of international partner firms in all the jurisdictions in which the key automotive industry players operate, and so is able to offer coordinated assistance, considering the needs and characteristics of each jurisdiction, in an effective and timely manner.

Together with the other firms in the European Network, Chiomenti has a particular focus on the key jurisdictions in which the key automotive sector players operate.