Representing the company in injunction proceedings in connection with the exhaust management system for the Opel Zafira, and an accusation by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) regarding misleading advertising
Advising on car sales and distribution law, especially in connection with settlement claims under the German Commercial Code
Advising the Daimler subsidiary mytaxi on the takeover of Taxibeat
Advising the German importer for Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Lancia, Abarth and Mopar in several court proceedings, including on the termination of agreements with nationwide dealer and service partner networks
Providing antitrust law advice on the introduction of new alternative (digitalised) sales and distribution systems, the admissibility of selling new vehicles through a sales agency system, online distribution in sales and aftersales
Advising on and coordinating the restructuring of the entire German sales network and redrafting and negotiating the new distribution agreements
Providing support in the search for a new engine production location in Eastern Europe
Car manufacturers’ consortium
Advising on the digitalisation of the car industry for the preparation of a worldwide international standards e.g. for autonomous driving and digitalisation, GPS networks
Providing antitrust law advice on the launch of an online distribution system for aftersales (spare parts and accessories)
MAN Truck & Bus
Providing antitrust law advice on the launch of a new distribution system for a new light utility vehicle
Neue Halberg Guss
Advising the automotive supplier in connection with the takeover of the South African foundry Atlantis Foundries from Mercedes Benz South Africa
Providing extensive advice in connection with VW diesel engines, especially on issues relating to liability for faults
Providing broad-based advice on a greenfield investment in Hungary (investment volume of around €70 million)
Triumph Motorrad Deutschland
Providing ongoing distribution-related advice, e.g. on the restructuring of the distribution channels in Germany and in relation to re-sale restrictions, compensation claims and notices of termination for cause
Representing the company in extensive court proceedings regarding claims for damages, including from a failed R&D project with an energy supplier for implementing combined heat and power plants in Europe
Representing the company in extensive court proceedings regarding the termination of a cooperation agreement concerning wholesale trading in spare parts for all VW brands
Representing the company in contentious trademark issues and providing strategic advice in various proceedings before the courts in Luxembourg
What others say about us
A leading firm in distribution and franchising with one of the broadest advisory set-ups in the market. Its auto expertise is especially pronounced, as proven by the number of regular clients from the industry. It is supporting them in connection with the VW diesel scandal (…) as well as in terms of complicated future distribution projects.
JUVE Handbook 2016/2017
The practice has special expertise in the automotive sector, where it was possible to attract Daimler and FCA Germany, Fiat’s German importer, as new clients.
JUVE Handbook 2015/2016
Highly recommended practice covering the full range of commercial topics, including distribution systems, franchise law, supply agreements and logistics issues. Especially strong in the technology and automotive industries. Supported by noteworthy regulatory, competition and litigation teams.
Chambers Europe 2015
One of the leading outfits in distribution law, this firm has opened an office in Brussels. The distribution practice profits from this as the office is managed by Wendel, one of the leading specialists in auto distribution.
JUVE Handbook 2014/2015
A firm that continues to lead in franchising and distribution law and which even competitors have praised as a ‘very strong practice’ with an ‘innovative team’. (…) Strengths: A wealth of experience in the car manufacturing sector, legal representation in court, advice on international franchising, establishment of distribution structures in eastern Europe, particularly in Russia.
JUVE Handbook 2013/2014