THURSDAY 30 August (14:00-17:00)

Working Session 6

Global integration processes in the automotive sector: Is the relevant market going towards or away from integration and globalization?

Organised by AIJA Commissions: International Business Law Commission / Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Alliance is the key word in the global automotive sector aiming at long-lasting and productive cross-cultural partnership in the auto industry. Starting from the renowned case study Renault, Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors, the discussion will be focused on the key integration trends in the global automotive market, the strategic alliances between automakers and the main legal issues involving the equity arrangements – cross-sharing agreements; inter-firm knowledge transfer, cross-licensing, R&D and other IP related aspects and the competition concerns.


Giovanni Patti, Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario, Rome, Italy

Marriages of convenience – or on what contractual basis do car manufacturers cooperate with their competitors?


  • Fernanda Souto Pacheco, Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, Brazil
  • Dominik Wagner, TIGGES Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Global Alliances: a relief for the tax effects of nationalism


  • Josè Mauricio Abreu, Miguel Neto Advogados, Brazil

Session Speakers:

  • Jérôme Debras, JDLAW, France
  • Natalija Popović Maksimovic, Popovic, Popovic & Partners, Serbia
  • Claudia Zeri, BarentsKrans N.V., The Netherlands

Key contacts:

Arpad Gered, Giovanni Patti, Milena Prisco