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...