Morgan Lewis Automotive & Mobility – Q2 | 2022 – Publications


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Welcome to the 32nd edition of our newsletter on developments in the automotive industry published by the Morgan Lewis Automotive and Mobility team with contributions from lawyers from our offices around the world. We advise our automotive clients on a wide range of industry-specific matters, including matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, antitrust laws, litigation, regulatory concerns, intellectual property and labor and ‘use.

This Morgan Lewis number AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY, which covers the second quarter of 2022, discusses numerous acquisitions at auto parts and component makers, new regulations for electric and autonomous vehicles, antitrust developments in the United States and Europe, and major litigation over intellectual property. All Morgan Lewis Issues AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY are available at


  • Mergers and Acquisitions : Renault and the Minth group will create a joint venture for battery boxes; STARK Corporation to Acquire Automotive Cable Division of Leoni; Lear Corporation to Acquire IG Bauerhin; Renault sells Renault Russia and its majority stake in Avtovaz; Geely subscribed to 34.02% of the shares of Renault Korea Motors; Stellantis to acquire Share Now through its subsidiary Free2move; Plastic Omnium will acquire the Varroc Lighting Systems Business Unit; Tupy will acquire MWM do Brasil from Navistar International; Knorr-Bremse acquires remaining stake in Bosch’s European and Japanese subsidiaries; American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings acquires the Tekfor group; Central Glass will sell US and European automotive glass manufacturing units; POSCO Chemical and GM to Create Joint Venture for Cathode Materials; The Aramis group will acquire the online car retailer Clicars; Dongfeng Group to Acquire Majority Shares of Dongfeng Auto; Dongfeng Motor Group will acquire the remaining 75% stake in Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Finance from Stellantis; Betterlife will acquire YZB; Alfmeier Automotive Business will be acquired by Gentherm; Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect; Endurance Technologies acquires Maxwell Energy Systems; deserves to acquire the commercial vehicle business unit of Siemens; Yunnan Xiyi Industry to Acquire Chongqing Jianshe Industries Group; Stellantis sells its remaining 25% stake in GEFCO to the CMA CGM Group
  • Antitrust: ECJ judgments against Volvo and DAF Trucks in a cartel case, allowing Spanish civil proceedings to continue (C-267/20); U.S. Supreme Court Denies U.S. Auto Dealers’ Motion to Overturn Dismissal of Cartel Damages Case; German Federal Cartel Office Approves Catena-X Automotive Network
  • Regulatory: Guidelines to further strengthen the safety system of new energy vehicle enterprises; German Bundesrat approves autonomous driving regulations
  • Intellectual property: Munich court busy with SEP cases; Another trademark dispute

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