Part 1: 7 September 2023, Thursday
Joint ventures, or commonly known as ”mergerless merger” are popular options for businesses to consider when planning to expand into international markets.
Companies need to evaluate the key commercial reasons and corporate objectives behind entering into joint ventures and understand how these can be reflected in the legal structure and documents. In addition, they must be willing to share the overall risks, costs, management, and success of the venture with the local partners.
This 2-part virtual workshop will equip delegates with the essential knowledge and understanding of legal and commercial issues driving the setup of international joint ventures. Participants will look at case studies, examine sample documents and receive checklists to assist them with dealing with joint ventures following the course.
What You Will Achieve
- Recognise the commercial and legal problems that regularly arise during the life cycle of a joint venture
- Understand the often sensitive issue of pre contract documents including the differences in common and civil law
- Examine the different options of legal structures that can be selected depending on the commercial objectives and address the advantages and disadvantages of each option including limited companies, partnerships and contractual joint ventures
- Overcome the challenges of decision making in a joint venture where parties are working to a common end but have different ultimate interests including minority shareholders, deadlock and options such as ‘Russian Roulette’ and Texas Shoot Out’
- Benefit from case studies, examine sample documents and receive checklists to better deal with joint ventures
Who Should Attend
- Partner /Lawyers in Practice
- CLO (Chief Legal Officer)
- Head of Legal
- VP Legal
- Head of Compliance
- Legal Director
- GM (Legal)
- General Counsel
- Senior Counsel
- Regional Counsel
- Legal Counsel
- Legal Manager
- Finance & Commercial Directors
- Company Secretaries
- Corporate Finance Professionals, Bankers & Analysts
Part 1: 7 September 2023, Thursday
Arun Singh OBE
Arun Singh (Prof) OBE, FRSA is an international lawyer and consultant to an international law firm. He was formerly a partner and head of commercial law at KPMG Legal and partner at Masons (now Pinsent Masons).
Arun has advised on disputes and collaborations in a wide range of jurisdictions including Europe, countries in West and East Africa, India, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, Libya, Jordan, Syria, the US, Caribbean, Russia, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Thailand and Singapore. Arun is cited and ranked in the Chambers Guide to the world’s leading lawyers. He concentrates on international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, research and development, M&A, energy, outsourcing and corporate governance in developed and emerging markets; he also handles international legal risk management matters. Arun advises a range of international organisations and is a visiting professor in International Business, Leadership and Negotiations at Salford University Business School, senior associate at Oxford University’s Institute of Legal Practice and teaches international leadership and negotiations at the University of Cambridge. He has facilitated programmes in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.
He is a recognised corporate educator and a non-executive director of two international investment companies – one of which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, chairing the Audit Committee and Investment Committee. He was appointed an OBE by HM the Queen in January 1999 for services to international trade, investment and intercultural management. Arun is an editor and contributor to a number of publications including Business and Contract Law (a Thorogood Special Report) and How to Lead Smart People – Leadership for Professionals (Profile Books), a facilitator for company programmes and an experienced speaker at international corporate conferences.
From the previous course delivered by Arun Singh OBE
- “Great energy and enthusiasm. One of the best presenters for this kind of course.”
- “Arun conducted the course well-blending theory and practical needs”
- “Always pleased to take questions and gives relevant examples with his answers and useful workable advice on drafting”
- “He has excellent communication skills and extensive international experience to share as well as real-world situations”
- "Arun was a great and lively presenter. He successfully fought against the "virtual barrier" and kept the audience engaged"
Part 1: 7 September 2023, Thursday
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