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Home / Automotive

We have an in-depth understanding of the automotive sector and dealership market. We appreciate the pressure of running a business within a demanding and changing framework of procedures, incentives and controls from manufacturers and regulators.

Find out more about the team and how we can help you below.

Our specialist team

Our clients include

  • Bristol Cars
  • Continental
  • Chrysler
  • Fiat
  • Frazer-Nash
  • Magal Engineering
  • Marshalls
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Porsche
  • Ssangyong
The quality of the individuals in the team drives an impressive client base and complex transactions.

Legal 500 UK 2021

Case study: Ridgeway Group

Over 20 years we’ve supported Ridgeway Group’s expansion from start-up to exit, via the largest deal in the industry for a decade. With centres across the middle and south of England, they are a multi-franchise dealer, offering new and used cars, vans and trucks. They have 12 brand partnerships through 30 franchised dealerships, including Audi, BMW and Jaguar. In 2015, turnover was £722.6 million. In May 2016 Ridgeway Group was acquired by Marshall Motor Holdings PLC (MMH). The deal made MMH the seventh largest car dealership in the UK with a £2.2 billion turnover.

Technically very able and very personable.

Legal 500 UK 2021

How we can help you

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • property and planning
  • disposals, joint ventures and shareholder agreements
  • franchising, sponsorship, distribution, manufacturing, supply, employment and outsourcing
  • commercial contracts
  • cybersecurity and data protection
  • disputes: High Court cases to day-to-day issues covering commercial, debt recovery, employment, fraud, insurance, product liability and property
  • employment law
  • environmental advisory including trade effluent licensing
  • finance and security issues including restructuring, board and insolvency risk
  • intellectual property
  • pensions
  • regulatory guidance: consumer Credit Act, FSA rules, Sale of goods and supply of goods and services Acts

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London
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Reading RG1 2LU

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Southampton SO15 2BE

 

Reading
The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton
4 Grosvenor Square
Southampton SO15 2BE

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