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CMS has automotive specialists with a wide experience in the automotive industry. We know what is going on in the sector and can give you personalized advice and assistance.

The automotive sector has its own highly specific legislation and regulations such as the European Exemption Regulation for the automotive sector (Regulation 1400/02). It is essential to be familiar with these laws and rules when drawing up and terminating dealer and financing contracts, automotive-related product liability and establishing and enforcing security interests.

In the case of problems to do with consumer financing (including the Consumer Credit Act and the Financial Services Act) or assisting companies in the automotive sector with relaunch scenarios and/or restructuring, expert legal assistance is vital.

Importers of cars and goods vehicles, car dealers, finance companies (including lease companies) and suppliers for the automotive sector can all be confronted with these kinds of situations.

CMS can assist you with such matters. On domestic as well as international matters, through our close collaboration with other European firms in the CMS organisation.

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25 February 2019
Dis­rup­tion 2.0 – here we go again
Wheth­er you are con­cerned or ex­hil­ar­ated, the age of AI is here – from vir­tu­al as­sist­ants, to driver­less vehicles and fric­tion­less shops. CMS’ latest re­port uses ex­tens­ive con­sumer re­search and a sur­vey of busi­ness lead­ers to ex­plore AI tech­no­lo­gies and the new cus­tom­er jour­ney, the chal­lenges of im­ple­ment­ing AI, and the con­sumer at­ti­tudes that will ul­ti­mately shape its fu­ture.Key themes arising from the re­search in­clude:Data, trust & eth­ics in AI – why re­tail­ers and con­sumer or­gan­isa­tions may need AI eth­ics boardsCon­sumer read­i­ness - why age is keyAI skills short­ages in con­sumer or­gan­isa­tionsHow AI might ac­tu­ally re­in­vig­or­ate, not hurt, the high-streetLeg­al & reg­u­lat­ory con­cerns - from the com­pet­i­tion as­pects of dy­nam­ic pri­cing to GDPR in auto­mated de­cision mak­ing.If you would like a hard copy of the at­tached re­port please con­tact Mael Habell-Aili.
Feb 2019
Elec­tric vehicles and char­ging in­fra­struc­ture
560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?unique_key=923b2bd­cb10e5df3393a11a3ff0cdc48&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://501981The up­take of elec­tric vehicles (EVs) has soared in re­cent years (al­beit from a very low base), with jur­is­dic­tions such as Nor­way and The Neth­er­lands cur­rently lead­ing the pack. However, in or­der for a coun­try to be­come a glob­al EV lead­er, it is vi­tal to con­sider all as­pects of EV ad­op­tion, from reg­u­lat­ory frame­works which en­dorse the rol­lout of EVs, to the speed and avail­ab­il­ity of char­ging in­fra­struc­ture (in­clud­ing in­ter­op­er­ab­il­ity), as well as in­cent­ives for com­pan­ies and con­sumers.The growth in EVs presents a num­ber of op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors, the most sig­ni­fic­ant of which are pro­jec­ted to be in pub­lic EV char­ging net­works and cor­por­ate fleets. There are a num­ber of path­ways open­ing up for the de­ploy­ment of EV in­fra­struc­ture. At present, it is un­clear as to which busi­ness mod­el(s) will suc­ceed, with di­verse range cur­rently be­ing pur­sued by char­ging in­fra­struc­ture pro­viders and in­vestors, each of which has dif­fer­ent ap­proaches in terms of rev­en­ue streams, de­mand risk, loc­a­tion and speed of char­ging.The fu­ture of char­ging in­fra­struc­ture is just around the corner, with ori­gin­al equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers (OEMs) such as BMW and Vaux­hall already launch­ing EV mod­els that can be powered wire­lessly.In ad­di­tion, the use of hy­dro­gen fuel cell vehicles may provide an al­tern­at­ive, once the tech­no­logy is more com­mer­cially ma­ture, with de­vel­op­ments in hy­dro­gen re­fuel­ling tech­no­logy un­der­way in Cali­for­nia, China, Ger­many, Ja­pan and South Korea.This re­port is one of four sup­ple­ments, ex­pand­ing on the find­ings of our 2018 Con­nec­ted Fu­ture re­port and our 2017 CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex. The 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex will be avail­able at the end of 2019.
June 2019
CMS Con­sumer Products Glob­al Bro­chure
As lead­ing ad­visers to the con­sumer products sec­tor, we help com­pan­ies cre­ate, de­liv­er, and sell their goods, pro­tect­ing their in­nov­a­tion and mar­ket po­s­i­tion every step of the way. We work with top FM­CG, fash­ion & lux­ury, house­hold goods, and food & bever­age com­pan­ies, as well as re­tail­ers.


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Jur­jen Groot ap­poin­ted as ex­pert of EU China IPR SME Help­desk
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CMS gives ad­vice to Pon on lease new Audi Centrum Am­s­ter­dam
Volk­swa­gen finds new part­ner for Lease­Plan joint ven­ture