Global Automotive Newsletter - February 2012


In This Issue:

- Economic Development Incentives: Automotive Industry Expansions/Consolidations - Whether considering an expansion or consolidation of an automotive business, the company should always consider economic development incentives in its site location analysis...

- Purchaser’s Guide for Conducting Environmental Due Diligence: Environmental due diligence plays an important role in corporate transactions. If appropriate environmental due diligence is not done, the parties to a transaction may be faced with unexpected liabilities. Here are a few due diligence tips to help a purchaser avoid liability and effectively negotiate environmental matters...

- Antitrust Investigation Highlights: Need for Compliance Programs - The U.S. Department of Justice and antitrust enforcement agencies continue to investigate alleged price fixing involving automotive electrical components...

- National Labor Relations Board Update: The NLRB finished 2011 preparing to operate as a two-person board with the departure of board member Craig Becker, whose recess appointment expired on January 3, 2012. Because the Senate had not approved President Obama’s nominations to the board, and Senate Republicans threatened to hold pro forma sessions throughout the Christmas holiday break, it appeared that the board would be reduced to two commissioners for the duration of 2012...

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