Automotive / Machinery

Automotive

In the last decade the automotive industry has undergone significant changes. Central Europe and Asia, has become a centre for new development for both global car manufacturers and their suppliers at all levels. SDM Partners has responded to this dynamic and rapid development by creating a specialised team of experienced lawyers focusing on the following services.

Services

  • Advising on labour issues including mass dismissal, employee stock ownership plans, etc.
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Drafting and analysing of various commercial agreements (distribution, licensing)
  • Legal advise on intellectual property issues (rights, registration and protection)
  • Legal support in competition law (merger clearance, distribution, pricing policy)
  • Legal support in competition law (merger clearance, distribution, pricing policy)
  • Legal support in mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-offs
  • Litigation including tax litigation

Projects

  • Raw of legal actions for the protection of an automotive producer’s trademarks against infringements in Ukraine.
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment on tax planning
  • Legal support of an international car manufacturer in the process of buying a large land plot in the Kiev region
  • Successful representation of the Ukrainian railway car building works concerning the claims of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on unreasonably high prices considering its dominant position in the market.

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