Butzel Long co-hosted a briefing recently with OESA to discuss current legal and commercial issues



DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long co-hosted a briefing on September 21 along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) to discuss current legal and commercial issues, “An Update on Key Contract Terms and Legal Issues Affecting Suppliers.” The meeting focused on commercial relationships and trends in warranty, anti-trust, federal regulation, contract terms and conditions, supply chain regulations and risk management.

The program featured Butzel Long attorneys and shareholders including Jim Bruno, Dan Dulworth, Bert Donovan, Bill Kohler and Ed Kronk.

Butzel Long partnered with OESA to develop the “Comparative Analysis,” which compares terms and conditions of BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and VW, as well as the “OESA Model Terms and Conditions.” The document was created in 2008, and updated in 2009 and 2010.

Butzel Long is the nation’s premier law firm within the American automotive industry. Dozens of the firm’s attorneys are dedicated to automotive matters on a full-time basis. Butzel Long’s Global Automotive Team is relied upon for virtually every type of legal service required by automotive suppliers, and their work involves important matters in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms. With 170 attorneys, it has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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