Getting The Deal Through Automotive 2019 - Germany

A joint Hogan Lovells & GTDT publication on the law and regulation governing the automotive industry in Germany.

Have a first look into the Germany chapter including questions like

Describe the significance of, and developments in, the automotive industry in the market:

If you click on the web page ‘About’ on the website of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the first sentence on this web page reads as follows: ‘Germany is where the automobile was invented.’

The automotive industry in Germany is obviously one the most important drivers of the German industry in general. Automotive manufacturers (OEMs) such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen as well as the world's largest and leading automotive suppliers such as Bosch, Continental and ZF are headquartered in Germany with global operations and among the leading automotive companies worldwide. Also, some foreign automotive companies such as Ford, Hyundai, Kia and Opel have their European headquarters in Germany. Thus, the automotive industry is very important in Germany. [...]

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Automotive 2019, (published in June 2019; contributing editors: Patrick Ayad and Lance Bultena, Hogan Lovells) For further information please visit

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