Automotive and fleet management

The automotive industry is one of the most important sectors of the Polish economy not only in terms of production value and employment but also in terms of investment outlays and export share. It is so as the said industry comprises approx. 8% of the Polish GDP and offers employment to almost 800,000 people. The automotive sector is particularly well represented in the region of Dolny Śląsk, where several dozen large and middle-sized automotive enterprises have set up shop, not to mention their numerous subcontractors. The city of Wrocław itself is home to such automotive tycoons as Volvo, Wabco and Bosch.

A dynamic growth has also been reported in the fleet financing and management sector. Direct purchase of fleet cars (be it with the use of the firm’s own funds or through credit) is no longer the only available solution. More and more businesses appreciate the benefits of leasing and long-term rental, especially as the aforementioned financing instruments constitute a perfect basis for creating comprehensive fleet management systems. Nowadays, fleet management companies provide complete fleet outsourcing services, including the co-ordination of servicing, check-ups and tire exchange, damage claims’ handling or even fuel cards’ settlements, making the lives of internal fleet managers a lot easier.

The lawyers at GFP Legal have a long-standing experience in providing advisory to entrepreneurs active in the automotive business. Our attorneys have supported the leading automotive manufacturers in Dolny Śląsk in all matters related to their ongoing operations. Working together with our clients we have learned to speak their language. We know how important it is for this sector to ensure just-in-time deliveries, production planning and effective management. We understand the day-to-day reality of international capital groups and are able to effectively assist in solving our clients’ problems while achieving group objectives. We also ensure the legal support needed in connection with new investments.

We offer comprehensive legal assistance with regard to ongoing business operations. We provide corporate advisory working closely with our clients’ shareholders. We ensure that our clients’ interests are adequately secured in the contracts with their customers, subcontractors and service providers and, if they so desire, we represent them directly in third party negotiations. We assist in employment-related issues when it comes to both individual and collective labour law disputes. If need be, we ensure representation before courts and public authorities.

The lawyers at GFP Legal are also well acquainted with the fleet market. We support our clients in selecting optimal legal solutions connected with managing their car fleets. We help create car policies and other necessary documents, making sure that they are coherent with other internal company regulations and legal provisions in force, especially as regards labor law and personal data protection regulations. We provide our support with respect to implementation and enforcement of car policies, making sure that employees abide thereby and assisting our clients in their co-operation with insurance companies when it comes to claim management.

You can count on us

  • We have provided day-to-day advisory to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland sp. z o.o.
  • We have advised MRP sp. z o.o. in the carrying out of a new investment comprising construction of a new production facility.
  • One of the partners at our law firm supported numerous automotive companies operating in Dolny Śląsk such as e.g. Daicel Safety Systems Europe sp. z o.o.