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Automotive

Our automotive solicitors advise a wide range of businesses operating within the automotive sector. We have a specialist team with an understanding of your issues and a network of other specialist professionals in the sector.

Our automotive lawyers have expertise and experience in the following important areas of automotive law:

  • Motor dealership acquisitions and disposals
  • Motor dealership property acquisitions and disposals
  • Acquisitions and disposals of fleet hire businesses
  • Disposals of former dealership sites for alternative uses
  • Franchise agreements
  • Employment advice to dealerships and fleet hire companies
  • Company secretarial and corporate governance advice to automotive sector clients
  • Sponsorship and image rights agreements between dealerships and manufacturers
  • Commercial and IT agreements
  • Wealth protection advice and succession planning

Clients in the sector include:

  • Lookers plc
  • Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited
  • CCR Motor Co. Limited
  • Griffin Mill Garages Limited
  • Arthur Prince Volkswagen
  • TWG Hyundai 
  • Roanza Truck and Van

Recent advice to the sector includes:

  • Acting for Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited on a number of site acquisitions and generally
  • Acting for the vendors on the disposal of Chipperfield Land Rover dealership to Lookers plc for £10.4m
  • Acting for Lookers plc on its disposal of its South East Toyota dealerships to Jardine Motors
  • Acting for Platts Harris Ltd on its acquisition of the business and assets of Golf & Turf Machinery Ltd
  • Acting for Lookers plc on its disposal of three North West Honda dealerships to Clare James Automotive Ltd
  • Acting for Lookers plc on its disposal of certain Cheshire based Renault, Nissan and Ford dealerships to Vertu Motors plc
  • Acting for VT Holdings on the acquisition of Griffin Mill Garages Limited
  • Acting for Penfold Motors on the sale of its Vauxhall dealerships
  • Acting for the owners of Bateman BMW on its sale to Lloyds Motors Limited
  • Acting for Codeweavers Limited (suppliers of dealer management system software)
  • Acting for the owners of Mann Island Finance (a provider of vehicle finance) on its sale to Investec Asset Finance
  • Acting on the merger of Enza and Road Range, Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealers.
  • Acting for MNH Platinum Limited on its acquisition of Platinum Fleet Management Ltd
  • Acting for the shareholders of Nationwide Autocentres Holdings Ltd on their sale to Halfords Group plc
  • Working with a sports marketing consultant to create a standard sponsorship agreement for Skoda to use for its sponsorship of professional road cycling events
  • Acting for Cheshire Holdings Ltd on its acquisition of a minority stake in Haydock Commercial Vehicles Ltd

If you would like to know more, please get in touch with Caroline Litchfield on 0161 836 8929 or email caroline.litchfield@brabners.com.