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We partner with participants throughout the automotive sector, including OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, innovative technology startups, and investors, as they face transformational challenges from distribution and design through electrification and autonomous driving. 

“The team are careful, considerate and have the fingers of one hand on the pulse of the industry and the other hand on the pulse of the government.”
– Chambers USA 2023: Nationwide Transportation: Road (Automotive)


Collaborating across practice areas, our lawyers routinely work on all manner of mission-critical automotive transactions for our automotive industry clients. We leverage the firm’s decades of experience advising the automotive sector across every critical legal discipline, including transportation regulatory matters, tax, human resources, competition and foreign investment law, and intellectual property, to name a few.

Our work routinely includes defending clients in automotive litigation, including commercial litigation, consumer class actions, and sensitive, multijurisdictional government investigations and enforcement actions.

Our automotive regulatory practice provides strategic counsel on a range of cutting-edge compliance issues, including cybersecurity and privacy, environmental, securities, IP, international trade, competition, tax, and product liability.

With more than 200 lawyers across key markets in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Sidley’s integrated Automotive practice provides bench strength and industry knowledge to help our clients achieve their objectives. 

First-Tier National Ranking in Transportation Law
– 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Survey


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