Future of transport

Innovation demands ingenuity.

Transport and technology are changing at breakneck speed. We help our clients grasp the opportunities that these changes bring.


Change is coming to transportation. Shoosmiths can help you get ready for it.

Governments are speeding-up proposals for post-petrol cars and powering ahead with plans for high speed rail. Automotive manufacturers are focussing on electric and autonomous vehicles. And the increased importance of data and thinking digitally is disrupting the way transport providers operate and manage their services. Which way will your business go?

Shoosmiths’ horizon scanning approach means our lawyers offer legal advice that is informed by transport trends and alive to emerging opportunities in the sector. We can provide insights into how you can future proof your mobility projects so that they grow and are sustainable for years to come.

Why we’re expert transport lawyers

Shoosmiths’ lawyers have experience with advising on cutting-edge projects and partnerships for large original equipment manufacturers and entrepreneurs alike. We have a particular focus and experience across:

  • micro-mobility and logistics (e.g. e-scooters, bikes, and drones);
  • flexible and shared vehicle ownership;
  • advances in public transport (e.g. electric bus fleets and charging infrastructure);
  • mobility-as-a-service (think ride hailing and vehicle rental apps);
  • connected vehicles (seamless integration between the vehicle and consumer technology);
  • data monetisation (turning the car into a source of revenue);
  • autonomous vehicles;
  • smart-cities and infrastructure;
  • fuels of the future (LNG, hydrogen, electric, and more); and
  • changes in production (e.g. modular or micro-factories).

We don’t just rely on our know-how and ingenuity. We’re innovative lawyers and can offer contract analysis by artificial intelligence, online relationship management and detailed analytics tools. We call this The New How.

What we do

Shoosmiths supports its clients on a wide range of legal matters relating to transport and technology, including research and development agreements, IT services agreements, data licensing agreements, consumer terms and conditions, intellectual property, and data protection compliance.

Our full range of services is set out on our services pages.

Who we work with

We’re working with trailblazing mobility businesses and organisations, from global car brands, MaaS and On Demand mobility service providers, online car retailers, charging infrastructure providers, micro-car manufacturers, pure EV brands, luxury e-scooter suppliers, and the Government’s innovation agency for the transport sector.

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