JMU has grown a significant automotive practice built on a thorough understanding of product distribution, product liability, procurement, and protection of intellectual property. Aside from drafting and negotiating industry contracts for service and supply, we regularly assist automotive clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings at both the domestic and international level.

  • Counselling in an international arbitration for a motorcycle manufacturer concerning a supply of engines agreement
  • Consulting on an international arbitration for a dispute concerning an incorrect supply of railway cars
  • Representing an Italian manufacturer in an Austrian litigation arising out of a spare parts supply agreement
  • Assisting a foreign group operating in the cars after-market sector to set up a European distribution branch
  • Managing a dispute concerning the intellectual property rights on a brake disc design
  • Representing a purchaser in the correction of a flaw in the dashboard design
  • Settling a dispute regarding a defective crankshaft in the supply chain
  • Providing counsel on a dispute deriving from a failure to meet engine supply requirements
  • Carrying out due diligence for a motorcycle manufacturer for the potential acquisition of a company operating in the same field
  • Assisting an automotive manufacturer with the negotiation of an exchange of shares with another company
  • Preparing general terms and conditions for consumers
  • Preparing general terms and conditions for consumers
  • Counselling an Italian manufacturer on an infringement of design rights by companies in China, including the activation of proceedings by the Centro di Conciliazione Commerciale Italo-Cinese
  • Representing clients in numerous cases of commercial agency, dealership and distributorship