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Welcome to the 32nd edition of our newsletter on developments in the automotive industry published by Morgan Lewis’s automotive and mobility team with contributions from lawyers in our offices around the globe. We counsel our automotive clients on a broad range of industry-specific issues, including matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, litigation, regulatory concerns, intellectual property, and labor and employment.
This issue of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY, which covers the second quarter of 2022, touches on numerous acquisitions across automotive parts and components manufacturers, new regulations for electric and autonomous vehicles, antitrust developments in the United States and Europe, and significant disputes in intellectual property. All issues of Morgan Lewis AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY are available at www.morganlewis.com.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Mergers and Acquisitions: Renault, Minth Group to Set Up Battery Casings JV; STARK Corporation to Acquire Leoni Automotive Cables Division; Lear Corporation to Acquire I.G. Bauerhin; Renault Sells Renault Russia and Majority Share in Avtovaz; Geely Subscribed for 34.02% Shares of Renault Korea Motors; Stellantis to Acquire Share Now Through Subsidiary Free2move; Plastic Omnium to Acquire Varroc Lighting Systems Business Unit; Tupy to Acquire MWM do Brasil from Navistar International; Knorr-Bremse Acquires Remaining Stake in European, Japanese Subsidiaries from Bosch; American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings to Buy Tekfor Group; Central Glass to Sell American and European Auto-Glass Manufacturing Units; POSCO Chemical and GM to Establish Cathode Material JV; Aramis Group to Acquire Online Car Retailer Clicars; Dongfeng Group to Acquire Majority Shares of Dongfeng Auto; Dongfeng Motor Group to Buy Remaining 75% Stake in Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Finance from Stellantis; Betterlife to Acquire YZB; Alfmeier Automotive Business to Be Acquired by Gentherm; Blink Charging Buys SemaConnect; Endurance Technologies Acquires Maxwell Energy Systems; Meritor to Acquire Siemens Commercial Vehicles Business Unit; Yunnan Xiyi Industry to Acquire Chongqing Jianshe Industries Group; Stellantis Sells Remaining 25% Stake in GEFCO to CMA CGM Group
- Antitrust: ECJ Rules Against Volvo and DAF Trucks in Cartel Case, Allowing Spanish Civil Court Procedure to Proceed (C-267/20); US Supreme Court Denies US Car Dealerships’ Motion to Reverse Dismissal of Cartel Damages Case; German Federal Cartel Office Approves Catena-X Automotive Network
- Regulatory: Guidelines to Further Strengthen Safety System of New Energy Vehicle Enterprises; German Bundesrat Approves Regulation on Autonomous Driving
- Intellectual Property: Munich Court Busy with SEP Cases; Another Trademark Dispute