CLE event: joint ventures in China – navigating the challenges

19 OCT 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California
United States of America
DLA Piper and KPMG hosted a discussion on doing business in China. Drawing on our experience in assisting multinational corporations, our panel provided tips to help you identify and navigate the legal risks and challenges when partnering with Chinese companies. 

  • Why are US companies going for JVs again to gain market access in China and what are the key benefits?
  • Joint venture structures: China and US tax and legal considerations
  • Negotiation tips: What to expect from your Chinese partner in negotiating an alliance deal
  • A roadmap to partnering with Chinese companies: US and China laws around cybersecurity, IP licensing and technology transfer and antitrust, as well as China anti-bribery law and FCPA issues
  • Best practices for protecting against business disputes in China
Louis Lehot, Co-Chair, US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, based in Silicon Valley 
Li Qiang (LQ), Co-Regional Managing Partner, Asia, based in Shanghai 
Paul Chen, Mergers and Acquisitions Partner, based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, and former head of DLA Piper's Asia Corporate practice 
Peng Tao, Tax Partner, based in Hong Kong 
Sherman Chu, Technology Transactions Partner, based in Silicon Valley, and former General Counsel of Cisco Asia 
Scott Thiel, Head of Technology and Telecoms, Asia, based in Hong Kong 
William (Skip) Fisher, Head of Patents, China, based in Shanghai 
Nathan (Nate) Bush, Head of Investigations and Antitrust and Competition, Asia, based in Singapore 
Cedric Chao, Trial Partner and US Head, International Arbitration Practice, based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley 


Please contact Cheryl Freedman.