Automotive

Latham counsels the world’s leading automotive companies across the full spectrum of technology and corporate transactions, litigation, and regulatory matters.

As the automotive industry evolves with the adoption of breakthrough innovations, from next-generation electric vehicle batteries to advanced driver-assistance and automated vehicle systems, we help companies develop and acquire new technologies, expand into new markets, refine global supply chains, and capitalize on emerging trends.

Our team represents major automotive manufacturers, parts suppliers and distributors, as well as companies operating in the research and development of new, cleaner and more efficient technologies. The group also represents the investors and financial institutions that fuel innovation in the industry.

Latham & Watkins serves as valued business advisors to each of the companies it represents. The firm's experience and breadth of practice allows it to provide top-quality advice in virtually every area that affects the automotive industry.

Latham has been providing premier legal services to automotive companies for almost 20 years, including: 

  • AutoZone
  • Keystone Automotive Industries
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc. 
  • China Yuchai International Limited
  • Mark IV Industries
  • Toyota Deutschland, GmbH 
  • Daimler Chrysler Corporation
  • Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales 
  • Deutz AG
  • Mitsubishi Motors of North America
  • Vectrix Corporation 
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Nissan Motor Company
  • Volvo 
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Piaggio & C., S.p.A.
  • Volvo Construction Equipment Corporation
  • Honda North America
  • Pininfarina, S.p.A.
  • Webasto, AG 
  • Isuzu Motors, Ltd.
  • Proma Group
  • Zipcar 

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