Cleary Gottlieb represents major automotive manufacturers, suppliers and distributors around the world, as well as the financial institutions that work with the industry. We assist these clients in an array of corporate matters, including:

  • Global offerings of equity
  • Debt and hybrid securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Divestitures
  • Restructurings
  • Outsourcing operations

To better address the scope of automotive clients’ needs, Cleary lawyers from several practice areas provide advice and representation in environmental, labor and intellectual property matters in key jurisdictions. Our antitrust and litigation lawyers, based out of Cleary’s 16 global offices, advise clients on applicable antitrust and trade laws in the United States, European Union and other industry centers.

Notable Experiences

  • Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group in its merger with Hertz Global Holdings valued at $2.3 billion.

  • Delphi Automotive in its €765 million acquisition of FCI Group’s Motorized Vehicles Division.

  • The Daewoo Group of companies in connection with its restructuring, which included the sale by Daewoo Motor of substantially all of its Korean automotive business to General Motors Corporation.

  • TPG in the acquisition of its 30% stake in Ducati Motor Holding by Investindustrial Holdings.

  • J.P. Morgan and Lazard Frères as financial advisors to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of CNH Global N.V. in the $1.7 billion acquisition of CNH by Fiat Industrial S.p.A.

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