Legal solutions for the mobility sector
The mobility sector is continuously evolving and organisations require business-driven legal solutions. Our lawyers help front runners in the industry make the most of the opportunities that come with change.
We advise our clients on everything from traditional transport matters through to the latest in mobility innovation, including electrification, and shared, connected and autonomous mobility solutions. Our expertise includes emerging business models, payments, data, consumer law, investment and financing and leasing, as well as competition and procurement, real estate, regulation, tax, planning and litigation.
The businesses we work with include mobility providers, public bodies, OEMs, suppliers and new technology entrants.
There is a growing need for more rolling stock, light rail projects in urban areas, greener mobility and digitalisation in the rail industry. We advise organisations across the sector and having a view from all perspectives allows us to provide flexible, informed advice.
We work across all legal disciplines, advising on rail regulatory issues, franchise/concession bids and mobilisations and fares and ticketing projects. We support clients on rolling stock procurement and associated maintenance and technical support, modifications and maintenance programmes. Our expertise in trade union and industrial relations can help defuse potential disputes, while our experience in regulatory matters (including domestic and EU rail regulation, competition, and health and safety laws) helps our clients avoid regulatory pitfalls.
Our clients include domestic and international rail and bus operators, regulatory bodies, infrastructure operators and their contractors, freight and rolling-stock operating companies, manufacturers, public transport authorities and engineering and technology companies.
Our broad experience and tech pedigree make us the lawyers of choice for clients at the cutting edge of developments in the motor industry. We frequently advise on connected and autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, telematics and the application of automotive technology to intelligent transport systems.
We work with leading businesses in the sector. Our clients include Tier 1 suppliers, technology service providers, vehicle or spare-part dealers. We also work with businesses in adjacent sectors such as franchised dealer associations, telcos or motor insurance. They all benefit from our experience in resolving competition, compliance and product safety issues, advising on distribution, advertising, IP, access to technical information and in-vehicle data or mergers and acquisitions.
Our Automotive team has a truly international perspective. We have particular expertise in helping companies expand internationally, guiding them through multi-jurisdictional transactions. We regularly advise on the EU framework for the distribution of motor vehicles and spare parts across Europe.