Transport and automotive

Movement becomes a revolution.


From open transport data to autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport systems, new technologies and business models are changing the way we explore our cities, and the wider world. We are at the forefront of change, helping our clients in the individual and mass transport sectors anticipate innovations and navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape.

Our focus areas


Aerospace and defence

Our aerospace and defence team supports clients in supply chain management, regulatory and ethical compliance, and regulated and single source procurement law.

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Automotive

In an increasingly fast moving Automotive sector, we advise technology providers, suppliers, aftermarket operators and associations on everything from CAVs and EVs to cross-border distribution systems, from M&A and competition law to data, IP, product safety and cyber security.

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Logistics

New technologies and business models are driving change across the logistics industry. We act for clients across the supply chain and can help you take advantage of traditional logistics models and new trends such as drones, intelligent transport systems and new forms of last mile delivery.

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Rail and bus

We advise a broad range of clients at the forefront of international passenger transport on their biggest commercial challenges, from RailTech, asset finance, infrastructure and rail franchise projects to regulatory matters and industry disputes.

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Experience


Babcock Defence and Security

Provided Babcock Defence and Security with ongoing regulated procurement law support in relation to its Defence Support Group contract for the UK Ministry of Defence.

AgustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters)

Assisted AugustaWestland (now Leonardo Helicopters) with complex issues arising from a specialised logistics contract.

The AA

Advised on a multiparty international telematics joint venture.

City Car Club

Advised on the sale of the business to Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Eversholt Rail Group

Advised on the €600m procurement of two substantial new fleets of CAF-built Civity UK rolling-stock units to serve the Northern passenger rail franchise.

Arriva

Advised on rail franchise bids and mobilisations, as well as providing wider support to the Arriva business from across our legal disciplines.

Fact #16

We secured merger clearance for the £1.1bn takeover of the UK's largest rail franchise

Transport and automotive

Insights


The GDPR: what businesses in the transport sector need to do now

In under a year’s time, on 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into effect across the EU, including the UK – regardless of Brexit.

Written on: 31st Aug 2017


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Cyber security: NIS Directive consultation envisages large UK fines for operators of essential and digital services

On 7 August 2017, alongside the UK government’s widely-publicised announcement on the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) (covered here), the consultation document for the Network

Written on: 16th Aug 2017


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Osborne Clarke produces ‘What EU legislation says about car data?’ report for The Federation Internationale de L’Automobile

Dr. Marc Störing, an IT and Data Partner at Osborne Clarke, has recently produced a report for the FIA (The Federation Internationale de L’Automobile) which looks at whether car data

Written on: 1st Aug 2017


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