Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances

We represent U.S. and non-U.S. businesses seeking to collaborate or partner with other enterprises (which also may be U.S. or non-U.S.-based) without formally combining their businesses, as is the case in a merger or acquisition.  Although the terms overlap, Joint Ventures usually imply a formal collaboration between two or more enterprises through a newly-formed business entity or contract, while Strategic Alliances usually involve two or more parties working independently to achieve a specific goal of mutual interest.  Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances can be structured in creative and flexible ways to provide the solution that best fits the parties’ needs.

Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances Solutions:

We represent Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance parties in:

  • Structuring and Formation of Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances; Choice of Venture or Alliance Vehicle Form
  • Antitrust/Competition, Foreign Investment and Technology Export Regulatory Compliance; other Regulatory and Tax Structuring and Compliance
  • Alignment of Economic and Management Control and Interests
  • Asset Contribution and Distribution; Terms of Investment and Priorities and Preferences among Parties
  • Venture or Alliance Governance, Management and Responsibility Allocation
  • Treatment of Intellectual Property Preexisting the Venture or Alliance and of IP Developed in the Course of the Venture or Alliance
  • Division and Distribution of Profits and Losses, Royalties from Licensing and Branding Issues
  • Termination of and Exit from the Venture or Alliance; Post-Termination Rights to Continue Business, Receive Royalties; Disposition of IP upon Exiting the Venture or Alliance and Other Issues

Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances Representative Transactions

Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances Whitepapers and Advisories:

An International Joint Venture Agreement Checklist: Deal Points

The “Nuts and Bolts” of International Joint Ventures (Presentation at American Bar Association Section of International Law – Israel Bar Association Joint Meeting, Eilat, Israel

Special Purpose Vehicles:  Uses and Abuses

CFIUS-FIRRMA Proposed Regulations Expand U.S. Scrutiny of Cross-border Deals

Federal Trade Commission Announces 2020 Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

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