Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Our clients regularly collaborate or form strategic alliances to exploit technology-based products and services. These relationships often involve the formation of joint venture entities, particularly when accompanied by equity investments. Our Business and Finance Practice has experience advising clients in complex and sophisticated joint venture transactions and other forms of strategic alliances on a global basis. We understand that each collaboration is unique and we work with each client on a very close basis to ensure their needs are being met.
Our lawyers craft both traditional and more innovative agreements for companies wishing to collaborate or ally themselves with others, including companies desiring to capture a competitive edge through the implementation of new technologies and companies looking to expand their client base through the development, marketing, and deployment of new products and services. We handle research and development collaboration agreements, strategic alliance agreements, co-promotion/co-marketing agreements, and joint marketing agreements in the life sciences and technology industries.
The Morgan Lewis teams on these matters also often include lawyers from our tax, antitrust, labor and employment, employee benefits, and other practices, depending on the client's needs and the requirements of the transaction.