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We provide focused legal Services to the automotive industry, with lawyers from diverse backgrounds and practices who understand your requirements.

In this highly competitive industry, it is vitally important that businesses stay on top of all the changes and developments that could impact them. Our Automotive lawyers are recognised as leaders in their field, offering a broad range of Automotive services to businesses, from contract disputes and transactions to acquisitions and technological developments - all of which are essential for successful globalisation and the successful mobility of goods and people.

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Carol Creel

Carol Creel

As an in-house General Counsel for more than 20 years with three international companies, Carol has extensive experience in delivering innovative legal and business solutions to diverse domestic and international client groups in both manufacturing and service industries.

Most recently, Carol represented a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded company through a very successful IPO.

Phone: (+1) 248 790 5800

Email: ccreel@first-law.com

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Qualifications

  • Michigan State University, Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, BSA

Orlando Casares

Orlando Casares

Orlando founded First Law International in 2001, with a vision to streamline legal service offerings for In-house counsels across the world. He has over 25 years of experience managing cross-border projects such as M&A, litigation management, restructurings, insolvencies, and global compliance policy roll-outs for NYSE and NASDAQ-listed Fortune companies and privately-owned mid-cap companies. Orlando’s relationship with General Counsel and Corporate Executives of the Board is an invaluable asset when a steady hand in needed in complex tasks involving several jurisdictions and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Phone: +32(0)295184936

Email: ocasares@first-law.com

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Qualifications

  • University of Houston, BBA in Business
  • Baylor University, Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • University of Deusto, Masters of Law (LL.M)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Automotive insights


Post COVID-19: Supply Chains & More
Automotive

Post COVID-19: Supply Chains & More

Over the past forty years digitalisation coupled with the overpowering forces of globalisation have redefined virtually all aspects of our life, from how we communicate to how we consume. Adapting to these changes, worldwide manufacturing production has been reorganised into global value chains (GVCs) to satisfy the growing demand at any time, any place. Thus, supply chains have become inseparably interconnected, whereby raw materials and intermediate goods are shipped around the globe multiple times and then assembled in yet another location to be reexported to the final consumers in both developed and developing markets. As such, about 70% of international trade today involves GVCs, making them a true backbone of our global economy.

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Customers we are proud to work with in Automotive:

Maxion Wheels
Unicarriers
Proeza
Hertz
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