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Germany Auto Desk

A passion for German performance

Germany plays an integral role in the automotive industry, and our team is passionate about helping auto companies from Germany and other European countries succeed in the U.S. market. The co-chair of our auto supplier group, Kai Bitter, is a German-speaking attorney who has advised companies in the auto industry both in the U.S. and Germany.

Our deep experience with Tier 1 and 2 suppliers and equity investors  throughout Germany and other European countries helps us anticipate client needs and navigate the U.S. legal system in ways that mitigate potential issues. How deals are structured, how customer expectations differ, what to expect when facing litigation — there are many differences that go beyond language, and each could have a great business impact.

We have served as lead U.S. counsel for a range of German suppliers who manufacture automotive parts such as wires, sensors and safety technology, to entire paint shops, automation solutions, and much more.

Importing more than legal knowledge

In addition to advising automotive suppliers, our lead attorney works on bringing the German apprenticeship model for shop floor workers to mid-America so that our manufacturers can close the skills gap that is a major concern for many small and large manufacturers in this industry.

One point of contact, countless possibilities

Often acting as outside general counsel to German suppliers, our attorneys can provide a single point of contact for all auto-related legal business — all our clients have to do is pick up the phone. We can help with:

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