What the team is known for
Impressive practice with strength in automotive issues, notably including safety and environmental compliance matters. Broad practice with particular proficiency in automotive franchising, advising on corporate agreements and commercial expansion, as well as representing manufacturers in lawsuits with retailers and dealerships. Also excels in advising on technological evolution in the automotive sector, particularly concerning privacy laws and autonomous vehicles. Regularly represents global automotive manufacturers, trade associations and technology companies.
A client highlights: "They have deep knowledge of the subject matter and are solution-oriented. They have a high ability to handle cross-border and international elements with strength present in locations and jurisdictions worldwide. They are very good at aligning work between various offices."
Interviewees say: "Hogan Lovells is always engaged and always looking for the best possible outcome."
A source says: "They are very proactive and responsive. They anticipate our needs and provide valuable and varied solutions to the issues."
Advised Nissan North America on automotive regulatory compliance issues, including the impact of emissions and fuel economy regulations.
has a market-leading practice advising automotive franchise networks on dealership agreements, business strategy and regulatory compliance. "Carl is absolutely excellent on his feet."
is an experienced commercial litigator, recognized for his representation of major automotive clients in franchising disputes with dealerships. He has notably represented US divisions of international automotive companies. "He's extremely detail-oriented and very knowledgeable." "He is a great brief writer."