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China Joint Ventures. Watching The Sausage Get Made.

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Not sure why (the still bad economy?) but my law firm has been getting a rash of China joint venture deals and possible deals over the last six months or so. ¬†Many of these have involved a United States company that wants to enter into a Joint Venture with its China manufacturer so as to… Continue Reading

How To Survive A China Joint Venture. Or Not.

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Earlier this week, I was talking with a client regarding a potential China Joint Venture (JV).¬† In our initial conversation, I told him of how difficult and yet important it is to do joint ventures correctly from a legal perspective and of how negotiating joint venture deals can be so time consuming and then had… Continue Reading

How Not To Write A Joint Venture Agreement

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Many moons ago, a company contacted us wanting to sue its Chinese joint venture partner for having “clearly” violated their joint venture agreement. We looked at their case and advised them not to bother pursuing it. It had nearly every hallmark of the China deal gone bad, due almost entirely to the fault of the… Continue Reading

Investing In China. A Few Things To Consider.

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I recently read an email from co-blogger Steve to one of our existing clients. Our client was seeking legal advice regarding a potential China joint venture investment. Steve responded with a very long email, some of which I can reveal here and some of which I cannot. I am running an excerpt from that email… Continue Reading

Danone v. Wahaha — Which Of Us Is The Most China Rookie?

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‘You sit by yourself grasshopper. What do you think of?’ -Master Po ‘My mother, my father. Both gone. I am alone.’ ‘You hear the flock of birds flying overhead? You hear the fish? The beetle?’ To all of this the young Caine nods. ‘In this crowded place you feel alone. Which of us is the… Continue Reading