Joint Ventures / Strategic Alliances

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King & Spalding has long been recognized as one of the most active and highly regarded law firms in the area of complex joint ventures and strategic alliances. Over 75 lawyers throughout the firm participate in the firm’s Joint Venture Practice, including lawyers in our Atlanta, Houston, New York and Washington offices. The firm has been involved in significant joint ventures and strategic alliances, including major transactions for clients such as Accenture, BellSouth, The Coca-Cola Company, El Paso Energy, General Electric Company, Georgia-Pacific, The Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corporation, Scientific-Atlanta, Sprint Nextel Corporation and United Parcel Service Inc..

The firm’s experience includes the formation of joint ventures organized for a variety of purposes, including joint ventures formed for manufacturing, distribution, product development, logistics management, co-marketing, services and research and development. In addition, the firm has extensive experience with joint ventures formed as separate legal entities as well as with joint ventures and strategic alliances operated through complex contractual arrangements and with one-way or multi-party strategic investments.

The firm has broad industry expertise in the area of joint ventures and strategic alliances. The firm’s lawyers have been involved in the formation of joint ventures for clients in the following industries:

Financial Services
Food and Beverage

Information Technology Services
Real Estate

King & Spalding’s joint venture experience includes domestic, cross border and international joint ventures. The firm has been involved in joint ventures throughout the United States and in over 80 non-U.S. countries. King & Spalding’s lawyers have a thorough understanding of all U.S. laws relating to the formation and operation of a joint venture business by a U.S. company outside the United States, including export controls, OFAC sanctions and FCPA/OECD antibribery laws. In addition, these lawyers have extensive experience with a variety of foreign laws and legal issues involved in the formation and operation of international joint ventures.

King & Spalding’s Joint Venture Practice includes lawyers from a variety of practice specialties, including the firm’s corporate, finance, IP, antitrust, labor/ERISA, environmental, regulatory and tax practices. Working together, these specialists provide our clients with an unmatched range of competencies in a joint venture transaction.

Kathryn Marietta (Kathy) 
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