New Product Safety Requirements and Recall Procedures Adopted in Mexico:  Time for Manufacturers to Update their Compliance Programs in Mexico

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The commercial and legal environment on product safety in vehicles, auto parts and other products has substantially changed in Mexico in 2018. Manufacturers carrying out business activities in Mexico should now be implementing increased efforts to comply with and properly react to new legislation, policies, recall procedures and safety standards that are now applicable in Mexico.

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Shhh ... Don't Tell Anyone: Tips on NDAs

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The Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) is a document that is very often prone to misuse in commercial practice. Often, when business teams from two companies get together, the first thing they do, almost as a box-checking measure, is toss over one company’s standard two-way NDA, without much thought as to whether the NDA should, in fact, be a two-way NDA or whether there is even any need for the NDA at all.

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Fit for What Purpose? Understanding the Warranty of Fitness for Particular Purpose

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For manufacturing companies, some of the most important terms in any contract for the purchase or sale of goods are the warranties that apply to those goods.  This article will address one particular kind of warranty – the warranty of fitness for particular purpose.

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Tips for Planning a Carve-Out Divestiture

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As a company grows and expands (whether by acquisition or organically), it can encounter issues which may prompt a divestiture.  For example, a once high-performing business unit declines or becomes stagnant and drags down the performance of the overall company, or business units within the company create negative synergies, such as where a major customer of one business unit is a major competitor of other business units, or a company undergoes a major change in its business strategy.  In each instance, a potential solution is to sell one or more impacted businesses in order to unlock value from the sale of the businesses and/or realign the company in connection with a strategic shift.

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Future of the Automotive Sector in Europe, China and the United States

Guest Author: Ruth Knox, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP

Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny, what risks and challenges can the global automotive industry expect to deal with in 2018 and beyond across Europe, China, and the United States?

On April 10, 2018, Foley & Lardner and Linklaters LLP, a global law firm based in the U.K., held a roundtable on the “Future of the Automotive Sector in Europe, China and the United States.”  Major points addressed at the roundtable are summarized below.

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