Chinese buyers focus on JV enforceability

Author: Ashley Lee | Published: 12 Mar 2015

As Chinese companies become increasingly interested in European assets, their attention has turned to how to enforce contracts in target countries.

Lawyers at IFLR’s M&A Forum this week explained how joint venture (JV) partners in common law jurisdictions can protect themselves.

US and European companies still harbour fears over Chinese JV partners co-opting intellectual property and other assets. But that concern has now started to move the other way.

For Chinese JV parties, legal jurisdiction may be an answer – not only for across Europe, but for all common law countries.

They are looking for new ways to protect themselves. "It’s important to establish...