Joint Ventures, Consortium Agreements and International Business Agreements
In the global marketplace today, most business owners and companies in the U.S. deal with some foreign entity, and vice versa. This may be the case when sourcing a foreign product, imports and exports, contracting with foreign companies for services, consulting, brokerage, licensing intellectual property or simply having to comply with the laws and regulations in the foreign country.
If you are doing business internationally, and work with international suppliers, customers, partners, general managers and regulators, seek our advice before you enter into an international business agreement. Oftentimes business partners and customers become adversaries, and international laws and procedures can be cumbersome when looking to resolve disputes quickly. Immediately, issues like which country’s courts can you go to, what laws apply, what procedures apply, and how can the judgment be enforced become central to the dispute.
International agreements such as joint ventures or consortium agreements are written contractual arrangements involving two or more companies, business partners or individuals from different countries who exchange resources, share risks and divide rewards from an enterprise. These international contracts, whether a joint venture, consortium agreement or some other type international business agreement, lay out the understanding and governing terms between the parties, and are vital in preventing an international dispute or litigation.
We execute a wide array of international business contracts, international joint ventures and consortium agreements, while taking into consideration US law, foreign law and international treaties and agreements.
Acquisition and Sale of U.S. or Foreign Companies
We represent U.S. private companies, business owners and investors in acquisition or sale of the foreign companies, including corporate structures with subsidiaries in various countries. Similarly, we advise foreign businesses and investor on acquisitions of U.S. companies.
An international merger and acquisition transaction is a significant event for any company, and especially in the context that such a transaction provides access to infrastructure and customer base in another country. In this context, it is important to work with an international lawyer that is knowledgeable about international law, civil legal systems and regulatory frameworks and other local issues that are included in the structuring and closing an international merger and acquisition transaction.
We are familiar with foreign agencies that oversee international mergers and acquisitions and foreign licensing and intellectual property agencies, and combine international experience to execute, negotiate and close international mergers and acquisitions transactions.