Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances Abroad: What Works & What Doesn’t in Bearish Economic Times

May 14, 2003
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Corporate Program past event

Off-site Seminar
6 – 8 pm

Reboul MacMurray Hewitt & Maynard, at 45 Rockefeller Plaza (5th Avenue at 51st Street), 11th Floor, NYC

Companies seeking to conduct business in Japan or other foreign markets have three basic options: acquire an existing business, set up a greenfield operation, or enter into a joint venture or strategic alliance with an operating entity in the targeted country. How do you decide which approach is best for your firm? Three partners from the law firm of Reboul MacMurray Hewitt & Maynard discuss the distinct advantages, in a bearish economic climate, of entering a foreign market by way of a joint venture or strategic alliance. Topics include how to negotiate and structure a joint venture, the pitfalls to avoid and the factors that make for a successful strategic alliance overseas. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception follows the program.

John W. Reboul,
co-founder of Reboul MacMurray in 1973, is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience in international corporate, finance and securities law, joint ventures/strategic alliances and private equity. The head of his firm’s International Group, he currently represents Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in its alliance to develop and produce a car to be assembled at the Netherlands Car B.V. (NedCar) plant.

Leo P. Arnaboldi, a partner in Reboul MacMurray’s Tax Group, is involved in advising on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies, representing both investors and companies in venture capital and leveraged buyout financings, and issuers and underwriters of equity and debt offerings.

Othon A. Prounis, a partner in Reboul MacMurray’s Corporate Department, concentrates in mergers and acquisitions, securities and transactional work, primarily for private equity funds and their portfolio companies. In January 2001, he was featured by New York Lawyer as one of 15 attorneys age 40 and under shaping the law for the 21st century.

6 pm   Registration
6:30    Program
7:45    Reception

Tickets: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $20.
Nonmember tickets: $35. Academic rate also available.

Refunds will not be issued after noon, two business days before the program, but substitutes are welcome. No shows will be billed.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2003
  • 6:00 pm