Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes

The excitement of establishing joint ventures and partnerships—and the potential for growth that these transactions represent—can often cause the parties to minimize or even ignore key protections of interest that need to be included in such deals at the onset. Proactively identifying the kinds of disputes that could arise between partners – and how to structure deals to address those disputes if and when they do present themselves – are vital to a fair, efficient and equitable resolution in the long term.

Please join Mayer Brown partners Reginald Goeke, co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice, and Paul Crimmins, Office Practice Leader for Chicago in the Corporate & Securities practice, as they discuss the disputes that often arise in partnerships and joint ventures.

The top trends to be reviewed:

  • What are the fiduciary obligations due to partners in joint ventures?
  • Yours-Mine-Ours. How should IP disputes be addressed?
  • Are there termination rights between partners? And, how enforceable are those non-compete agreements, anyway?
  • How are rights protected during litigation?
  • What are the dispute resolution techniques? Do we mediate? Do we arbitrate?
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