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the leading independent multi-brand global automotive distributor on its £1.3 billion cash and shares business combination to acquire Derco, the largest independent automotive distributor in Latin America which partners with global OEMs such as Suzuki, Mazda, Renault, Changan, JAC, Great Wall and Haval across Chile, Peru, Colombia and Bolivia.  HSF also advised on the £600 million of new acquisition financing comprising a bridge facility and a term loan

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia

In a class action arising from Toyota and Lexus motor vehicles fitted with allegedly defective airbag inflators manufactured by Takata Corporation

Tata Motors

On its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Land Rover and Jaguar from Ford


In relation to preparing contracts of employment, election of employee representatives, disciplinary and termination procedures, day-to-day advisory work for general employment issues in France and Employment Tribunal litigation


On its acquisition of Chargemaster (now bp  pulse) the UK's largest EV charging network, and on becoming a 33% shareholder in Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS, trading under ChargeNow)

Mitsubishi Corporation

On its acquisition of Intermark Auto, a leading operating lease and fleet management company in Russia

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