We have extensive experience in representing clients in strategic alliances with competitors, distributors, manufacturers, suppliers and others for joint product and technology development or research, distribution or co-marketing arrangements, or the licensing of intellectual property. Such alliances can provide greater access to distribution channels, technology, markets, manufacturing capabilities or capital.
Alliances can be structured as joint venture partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, as well as interdependent agreements and other contractual arrangements. Alliances involve contributions of capital, technology or services by each party, and are often accompanied by an equity investment by one party in another.
We assist clients in structuring the alliance, negotiating its terms and preparing the documentation, such as letters of intent, term sheets, joint venture or limited liability company agreements, associated agreements for deliverables, technology licenses, confidentiality agreements, distribution agreements and equity contribution or participation agreements.