You are here:

Automotive

Whatever your role in the automotive industry, we understand the pressures you face from fierce international competition; not forgetting the impact of the challenging economic times, that has led to increased regulation. We know that these developments significantly impact your future business policies, strategies and related decisions. We offer you a partnership to address these challenges with our full-service tax and legal expertise.

Our multi-discipline team provides responsive and practical support, ensuring you adapt to the changing regulatory environment governing your industry today. When you work with our team, you are in partnership with professionals; strategically and considerately brought together from key practice groups around the firm, and you benefit from the full range of services and knowledge they offer. We are your one-stop-shop for all legal and tax solutions. Our international reach also enables us to stay one step ahead of the ever-evolving technologies and global issues affecting your business.


A Driving Force

How we can help you

Agreements

Our work encompasses agency and commissionaire agreements, licence agreements, ICT contracts, R&D agreements, and lease agreements. We work with restructuring agreements, data protection, supply of products & services, franchise agreements, and exclusive & selective distribution agreements. We also prepare guidelines on pre-contractual information duties.

Internal organisation

We can work with you on employment, incentives (including tax implications), compensation, transfer-pricing in intra-group agreements, corporate housekeeping, corporate finance, real estate, and agreements with third party service providers.

Compliance & risk management

We provide compliance support for fair trade practice regulations, European competition rules, and merger control. We also work with you to manage data and privacy protection, parallel imports, product liability & recalls, market practices, direct taxes, and advantages in kind granted to personnel. Our team provides support on tax incentives, assistance in tax ruling procedures, VAT and car tax issues, customs and international trade issues, and environmental permits.

Dispute resolution

Our services offer advice and support on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. We are experts in tax audits, tax litigation, termination of employment, and conflicts relating to incentives and working time. We also cover issues of termination of commercial agreements, contractual non-compliance, settlement agreements, and arbitration & mediation.

Graphic curves and arrows
News - 05 August 2019 - Global

VAT consequences mobility and infrastructure operators

Charging e-vehicles involves several mobility and infrastructure operators, services and even the supply of goods.
read more
Mobility budget has (finally) entered into force
News - 21 May 2019 - Global

Input VAT recovery on fueling costs confirmed

On May 15 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed in the Vega case (C-235/18) that only the actual recipient of the fuel is entitled to recover VAT...
read more