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The 2017 Automotive Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we stand here in early 2017, we are further away from the all-time high in valuations and deal activity that we witnessed in 2015; but despite signs that the extended expansion cycle for the industry may be plateauing,...more

Deal Activity Slightly Declines in 2016; 2017 Deal Makers Cautious

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Aggregate automotive industry M&A deal values for 2016 were down 34% to $41.0 billion compared to $62.1 billion in 2015 according to PwC’s recently released report, PwC Deals: Global Automotive M&A Deals Insights Year-end...more

2017 Antitrust Outlook – A Year of Uncertainty

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We expect that this year’s antitrust outlook will continue to carry a degree of uncertainty, whether in the United States, the European Union, or elsewhere. Our next two posts will cover some of the causes of present...more

EU Antitrust Continuity Potentially Threatened by Brexit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Our second antitrust outlook-focused post reflects on how we expect 2017 to continue to shape up as a year in which competition policy and enforcement will face increased uncertainty and complexity, specifically with respect...more

InterConnect - Winter 2017

by Benesch on

As any mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practitioner knows, one of the keys to a successful transaction is ensuring that all of the moving pieces come together smoothly at the appointed time for closing. Regulatory issues...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.4.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It appears that Alaska Airlines has won in the pursuit of Virgin America’s operations, beating out rival JetBlue for the former Richard Branson venture. Alaska announced this morning that “had agreed to acquire Virgin America...more

Key EU Employment Decision Impacting On Aviation And Wider Transport Sector

by Locke Lord LLP on

Within the EU and wider EEA significant employment legislation often derives from EU directives which individual member states are then required to implement into their national law. Of particular significance is the Acquired...more

Increasing Antitrust Risk in Non-Reportable Transactions – DOJ Obtains Disgorgement of Profits in Tour Bus Settlement

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached a settlement with Coach USA Inc. and City Sights LLC, breaking up their joint venture. The DOJ also employed the rarely used remedy of disgorgement to recover $7.5...more

American Airlines & US Airways Merger – Opposite positions taken by US and EU competition authorities

by Reed Smith on

Whereas the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulations the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, on 5 August 2013, the U.S....more

Protecting Your Assets

by Melissa Forbes on

As the Eurozone crisis continues, businesses should consider taking action to protect themselves from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more countries may...more

Joint Ventures Between Automotive Companies - The Future?

by Susan Maloney on

Due to the diversity of companies and industrial groups in the automotive sector, experiences of the recession have varied widely. In spite of the unpredictable nature of this dynamic industry, a clear trend has emerged in...more

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