THE USE OF EQUITY JOINT VENTURES with CHINA'S AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY (PDF)
This article addresses and analyzes issues that arise for foreign original equipment manufacturers and auto suppliers when they undertake to negotiate joint venture agreements with their Chinese counterparts in order to establish operations in China.
Patrick E. Mears is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Mannheim, where he has taught a course in International Trade Law since 2015. Previously, he was an equity partner in various United States commercial law firms, admitted to practice in the States of New York, Michigan and Illinois. While in private practice, he specialized in the areas of corporate insolvency, commercial transactions and distressed real estate. His clients included automotive suppliers, commercial banks and other financial institutions.
Eric Wang is a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal Asia and resident in Beijing, China. He is also the head of the firm’s China Transformation Practice.
The authors would like to thank Craig Meurlin, Esq. of the Michigan-based law firm of Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP and Huan Gao of Alvarez and Marsal Asia’s Beijing Office for their expert reviews of and comments on this article.
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