With exciting changes driven by disruptive technology, such as connectivity, autonomous driving and e-mobility, the pace of change in the automotive sector has introduced another level of commercial opportunities, challenges and priorities for clients. From licensing arrangements and intellectual property disputes to compliance with complex safety regulations, privacy rights and connected vehicles, to concerns over environmental impact, this is one of the most revolutionary industries today.
Pearl Cohen’s Automotive Sector team is at the forefront of these changes, with experience spanning more than 80 years. We are respected by a roster of traditional automotive players, OEMs, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies, new entrants, future disruptors and investors, domestically and internationally, for our breadth of legal counsel and as a result represent many of the most prominent names in the sector. We advise on the scouting, acquisition, protection and exploitation of IP, data protection, commercial, software and technology contracts, regulatory issues, financing and investment rounds, and any other legal issues our clients may encounter along the way. Among our clients are world renown automobile and automobile component manufacturers, in search of groundbreaking technology via designated innovation centers and looking to invest in companies, VC investment funds dedicated to the automotive field, as well as startups and established companies developing cutting edge automotive related technology and more.
Operating as one team across our international offices, our understanding of the global trends and commercial issues facing our clients enables us to move and respond quickly, helping businesses retain their competitive advantage in a sector in constant flux.