Shearman & Sterling’s deep institutional knowledge of the automotive sector stems from its decades-long relationships with major automobile manufacturers spanning three continents. Our multidisciplinary team of attorneys in the United States, Europe, and Asia represent automobile manufacturers, as well as automotive parts and components suppliers.

We have been involved in many “firsts” and ground breaking transactions in the industry. We participated in the Daimler Benz AG listing on the New York Stock Exchange—the first US listing of a German company—and remain front and center in transactions involving automobile manufacturers in Germany. We also advised on the creation of the dual class stock when Ford Motor Company went public more than 60 years ago and remain the company's underwriters' counsel today.

Shearman & Sterling draws on its decades of automotive experience to deliver the highest quality services to our clients in matters affecting the automotive industry, including: 

  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Debt and Equity Offerings
  • IPOs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Litigation
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Safeguarding Intellectual Property
  • Tax
  • Restructurings
  • Environmental
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Liability Management Transactions 
Automotive multimediaVideo Series: Serrato on Connected Cars and Data Privacy

Counsel Jeewon Serrato takes a 360o look at the data privacy implications of connected cars. In four video episodes, she examines how the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides a framework for thinking about data privacy in connected cars; the challenges of regulation and jurisdiction in a global privacy context; insurance and liability concerns and how self-driving cars will change the transportation landscape. Watch >


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