CLIENT SERVICES

Automotive

Overview

China has been the world’s largest automotive manufacturer and market for over a decade. With continual opening-up to foreign interests, opportunities abound not only for established but also for new, local and foreign, players.

DaHui assists clients in staying at the head of the race in this fast-evolving industry. We have helped both globally well-established and pioneering start-up clients navigate the complex field of regulations, take advantage of positive commercial turns and avoid or recover from the inevitable bumps along the way. Whether entering the market for the first time or seeking to launch a revolutionizing technology such as smart-vehicle information networks or truck-fleet/ground-shipping logistics management platforms, securing financing or resolving consumer or supplier disputes, DaHui has the expertise and experience to achieve the objective.

When new energy products were propelled forward by law and policy incentives and businesses skyrocketed, DaHui was there; when subsidies were reduced and businesses had to handle disputes with partners and to re-organize, DaHui was there; where local and international trade pressures coupled with fierce competition call for commercial flexibility and innovative synergies, you can find DaHui; and of course where factories, supply chains and manpower are affected by global pandemics, you can find DaHui.

Any strategy for success in today’s auto industry needs a worldwide and cross-industry outlook. Prepare, if not lead the way in, revolutionizing technologies (e.g., autonomous vehicles) and business models (e-commerce, integrated hire-hailing services, etc.). Anticipate, if not influence, growth shifts (e.g., care peak versus emerging markets) and consumer demands (connectivity, active safety, etc.). And put legal counsel in the passenger seat to help navigate your rights, lefts, ups and downs.

DaHui’s tight, agile yet interconnected teams tackle any and all issues arising in this industry. We can boast successful representations of automotive giants in antitrust approvals for mergers and acquisitions, electric vehicle manufacturers and suppliers in resolving commercial and consumer disputes, investors in recovering from deals gone bad and traditional as well as next-generation companies in launching or expanding their businesses.

Relevant Experience

BMW

Represented BMW in the China merger control procedures for its acquisition of BMW Brilliance.

Daimler

Advised automotive giant Daimler AG on regulatory requirements and structuring for the launch of an array of digitized, telecoms and IoT-based products and services in China.

Ideanomics

Advised Ideanomics, a global electric vehicle and financial technology enterprise, on a full range transactional, regulatory, IP and general corporate matters for a broad variety of its local and cross-border operations.

Jing-Jin Electric

Represented world-leading new-energy vehicle motor and power system manufacturer Jing-Jin Electric to defend against claims brought by a European parts supplier in an ICC arbitration.

Lenovo Capital

Represented Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group in a financing of NIO (f.k.a. NextEV), the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer that subsequently raised USD 1.8 billion in its NYSE listing (NIO).

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