The automotive industry is essential for the French economy and is presently undergoing extensive change. Cornet Vincent Ségurel are very familiar with this field, and can support its numerous clients in this industry, as a result of the wide range of its abilities with respect to their varied and often broad-brush problems.

In the area of employment law, Cornet Vincent Ségurel supports its clients in redeploying its employees, in particular with respect to interim management of jobs and abilities, and planning for voluntary departures.

Since they have investments and operations around the world, the Firm advises its clients about secondment or expatriation of their employees for assignments in their foreign subsidiaries.

Cornet Vincent Ségurel also advises companies in the industry, OEMs, component makers, subcontractors to them and dealers in their business relations and assists them in preparation of their contractual documents (standard terms and conditions of sale or purchase, supply, subcontracting, exclusive or non-exclusive distribution agreements, etc.) as in disputes and litigation that may arise between or among these various players, for example in respect of improper termination of established business relations.

We are also in a position to provide support in connection with the creation and management of a dealer or franchise network.

We advise our clients in the area of intellectual property, in particular about issues relating to designs, trademarks, know-how, or patents, essential subjects for companies in this industry.

Cornet Vincent Ségurel assists its clients in structuring their groups, conducting equity-related and capital transactions (“haut de bilan”) or organization of subsidiaries. In addition, we support our clients in connection with acquisitions or dispositions, whether in connection with audits, negotiations or document preparation.

Cornet Vincent Ségurel ensures legal follow-up for company groups in this industry.

Cornet Vincent Ségurel also handles all tax problems facing the players in the automotive industry both in early stages and during pre-litigation phases (tax audits) and litigation (claims in administrative and civil courts).