Morrison & Foerster advises companies around the world in all aspects of the formation, financing, operation, restructuring, and governance of strategic alliances and joint ventures – with a particular focus on projects for the exploitation of technology. In the last five years, Morrison & Foerster has assisted in the formation of more than 50 joint ventures, ranging in value from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars.

We understand the advantages, risks, structuring options, tax, financial, and legal issues involved in creating and dissolving joint ventures. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the complexities of formulating and implementing an exit strategy, whether by initial public offering, third-party sale, purchase or sale option between venture partners, or dissolution. We have the experience and expertise to assist clients with post-joint venture relationship issues such as ownership and licensing of intellectual property, division of territories and customers, and non-competition agreements.

Our joint venture and strategic alliance experience extends to many economic sectors, including telecommunications, Internet, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, consumer products, banking, and financial services.  We have deep experience working on joint ventures and strategic alliances in the semiconductor space.

Morrison & Foerster also assists clients with the structuring and formation of joint ventures in connection with domestic and cross-border finance transactions, including structured finance and securitization transactions, syndicated lending financings, and mezzanine and preferred equity financings, as well as representing clients in a wide variety of co-investment arrangements for development activities.

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