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Automotive industry solicitors

Legal advice for the automotive industry

At Gaby Hardwicke our experienced team of solicitors understand the challenges faced by the motor industry and have acted for a wide range of automotive clients, from small used-car traders to large, multi-site dealerships. We offer each client a bespoke legal service tailored to the needs of their business and commercial priorities.

With an in-depth knowledge and experience of working with clients in the motor industry our automotive legal specialists can advise on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Management buy outs(MBOs).
  • Property issues (option agreements, acquiring, disposing of, or leasing premises, etc.).
  • Financing, investment and strategic partnerships.
  • Commercial contracts such as supply agreements, terms and conditions, privacy policies, and dealership / franchise agreements.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Buyer or supplier disputes and debt recovery.
  • Employment contracts and advice.

Corporate Finance and Commercial Agreements Partner Mark Williams heads our cross-departmental team of automotive industry legal experts. Call him on 01323 435 900 or email to discuss how we can assist you.

Recent work

Acquisition of various motor dealerships

The Corporate and Commercial Property teams at Gaby Hardwicke recently completed a series of separate transactions relating to the sale and purchase of various motor dealerships in the south of England and East Anglia. These transactions were a mix of asset and share purchases which required overcoming numerous challenges and counted on input from various lawyers within Gaby Hardwicke, including the Property and Employment teams. Mark Williams (Corporate Finance Partner) says: “We are becoming involved in an increasing number of motor-dealership acquisitions for a number of clients and we were delighted to have completed a significant number of strategic acquisitions in the last few months.”

Sale of motorcycle dealership

Mark Williams, Corporate Finance Partner, led on the share sale of a motorcycle dealership based in the South East, one of Europe’s leading dealerships of this particular motorcycle brand. The sale is the latest in a series of recent transactions in the motor industry in which Gaby Hardwicke has acted. Mark commented: “We were delighted to act for the selling shareholders in this transaction having acted for the company for many years. This deal enables the sellers to retire after many years’ hard work building up such a prestigious dealership. It’s great to have sealed another deal in the automotive and motor trade sectors.”

What our clients say:

In an increasingly complicated and regulated world, however keyed in you are you need specialist advice from time to time. When it comes to employment issues, my first port of call is always Gaby Hardwicke.

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Contact us

To discuss how we can help you email or call one of our offices:

Eastbourne: 01323 435900

Bexhill: 01424 735000

Hastings: 01424 457500