We provide the right protection for innovations

eMobility is a new hot topic on many agendas. Against a backdrop of rising volumes of goods and people, urban expansion and ambitious climate protection goals, there is an increasingly urgent focus on new propulsion technologies and innovative mobility concepts.

In addition, state subsidies and funding programmes are creating incentives for companies from a wide range of different sectors to become involved in researching and developing eMobility.

New challenges require tailored legal advice

Technical advances in the field of eMobility raise important new legal issues and challenges across a wide range of areas, including

  • Product safety
  • Data protection
  • Technical standards
  • Energy and IT law
  • Product liability and defect liability
  • Establishing and developing the necessary infrastructure
  • Research & development
  • Distribution

The legal experts at CMS Germany can provide interdisciplinary advice and find the appropriate solution for each individual issue.

Established eMobility expertise

CMS took a strong interest in developments and constraints in the emerging eMobility sector at an early stage, which is why we became a member of the Fraunhofer Society's Forum for Electric Mobility. Through publications, expert reports and initiatives, we take an active part in the ongoing discussion around this topic.

Our teams comprise experts from all major areas of law, which means we can provide you with comprehensive advice.

Our services for e-mobility players include

Distribution law

  • Distribution to dealers and consumers (automotive industry)
  • Contracts between vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, as well as collaborative ventures
  • Extension of filling station operations (oil industry)


  • Contracts between network operator, supplier and vehicle owner (energy suppliers)
  • Legal aspects of charging stations (energy suppliers)
  • Grid access and price abuse proceedings
  • Energy supply contracts and contracting


  • Mobility concepts and charging infrastructure (public sector)
  • Competition law and public procurement law

Data protection

  • Information and communication technology in connection with complex charging, control and billing infrastructures (energy suppliers)
  • Development of business models, as well as internal/external processes involving personal data
  • Overarching data protection and compliance concepts
  • Intervention in the event of actual or alleged infringements

Intellectual property

  • Inventions and patents (automotive and IT industry)
  • Industrial property law
  • Managing the brand portfolio and monitoring the market
  • Patent and utility patent law
  • Technology transfer

Product liability

  • Product safety (automotive and IT industry)
  • Obligations to provide instructions and warnings, recalls
  • Countering claims for compensation

Banking law/bank regulation

  • Use of payment systems (energy suppliers)
  • State aid and subsidies law
  • Funding for research organisations and projects

Corporate and M&A

  • National and international joint ventures and M&A transactions
  • Private equity and venture capital investment

Tax law

  • Tax structuring of investment projects
  • Reviewing tax structures for new business models

Local government law, planning law, public procurement law

  • Plant construction (automotive industry)
  • Public private partnerships between public authorities and private suppliers
  • Licensing, planning permission, operations planning and regional planning procedures for industrial plants and power stations
  • Waste management strategies
  • Tender processes and verification procedures


  • Joint venture contracts, development and production agreements, buying syndicates (automotive industry)


  • Consumption control with vehicle-to-grid systems/smart grid (energy suppliers)
  • Mobility concepts (telematics service providers)  

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