Concordant Crossroads: Regulation and Innovation in the Automotive Industry

Recently, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, along with co-sponsors Foley & Lardner LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP, hosted the “Concordant Crossroads” summit in New York City.  The esteemed keynote speaker,...

Chinese Auto Sales Continue Longest Slump in Decades

The Chinese automotive industry is suffering its first sustained downturn in at least two decades.  As previewed in our July update, sales in China started to turn over the summer....

2018 Legal Trends for In-House Counsel

As part of Foley & Lardner LLP’s ongoing mission to ensure that clients are prepared for dynamic changes in the current legal landscape, the firm recently presented the Association of...

International Trade: A New Dawn for North American Trade

The business community, lawmakers and even workers across North America breathed a collective sigh of relief on October 1, 2018, after the renegotiated NAFTA agreement was unveiled. Following negotiations that had...

GM's Planned Cuts Require Action by Its Suppliers

In the face of what General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra calls a “fast-changing market,” this week General Motors announced its plans to end the production of certain vehicles, reduce its...

Global AV and EV Regulatory Approaches in Focus Recently at Frankfurt Roundtable

Guest Author: Ruth Knox, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny and recent developments in trade and M&A, there...

Settling Supply Chain Disputes Arising from Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The impact of tariffs in the automotive industry remains a topic of interest. Automotive companies are assessing the impact of the tariffs in their supply chain and developing strategies for...

Solving the U.S.-China Trade Deficit with Chinese IPOs

The U.S.-China trade deficit, which last year totaled $376 billion, has become the center of an ongoing trade war between the two nations.  A series of reciprocal and ratcheting tariffs...

Have Electric Scooters Pushed Cities Too Far?  

In our May 31 article, “Scooters – The Next Mobility Wave”, we talked about how electric scooters such as Lime, Bird, and Spin have been taking cities by storm. We...

The Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry and What We Can Do About It

There is a serious skills gap crisis in the U.S. manufacturing industry, an industry which makes up nine percent of the U.S. workforce, making it one of the largest workforces...