Business sectors - Automotive

Wragge & Co's sector-focused automotive group operates at the centre of what is still the UK's automotive heartland although its client base is worldwide and includes Johnson Controls, GKN, Peugeot, Prodrive and TRW. The team also acts for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The 21-strong team led by Stuart Young brings together technical excellence on corporate, employment, finance, dispute resolution, commercial and antitrust. Antitrust partner Bernardine Adkins is a leading authority on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption.

Current work includes advising Inchcape plc on the rationalisation of its UK dealership network and advising a well-known motorsport company on its possible entrance into Formula 1 racing.

Ulrich Bez, chief executive officer, Aston Martin said of the team: 'I expect excellence from everyone at Aston Martin in creating world-beating cars. I demand the same level of commitment from our external advisers, the Wragge & Co team give me what I want - clear, concise, commercial advice'.

For more on Wragge & Co's automotive sector group, contact Stuart Young (stuart_young@wragge.com).