Joint Venture & Partnership Disputes

Because our firm avoids ongoing client relationships with common industry participants and instead focuses on special-situation engagements, we offer aggressive and independent advocacy even in cases involving numerous, overlapping institutional stakeholders' interests.

Client Alert May 4, 2023

Chinese Companies Should Not Shy Away From Potential Disputes Against Korean Chaebol Competitors

  • More Chinese companies are entering the Korean market, running head-on into family-owned conglomerates known as chaebols.
  • In a dispute, the overwhelming dominance of chaebols and the intricacies of the Korea legal market make it hard for Chinese companies to find a way out.
  • However, by combining creative legal and PR strategies, Chinese companies can put pressure on their competitors and protect their business interests.

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Events September 20, 2021

Kobre & Kim Team to Discuss Cross-Border Government Investigations and Joint Venture Disputes Facing Korean Investors in IAKL Conference

Korean individuals and companies have increasingly internationalized their businesses, setting up corporate structures and placing assets in key offshore jurisdictions around the world. While this is good for business, it also increases their exposure to complex cross-border disputes, such as investigations by foreign government agencies or asset recovery disputes across multiple jurisdictions, that may require specialized knowledge to effectively mitigate.

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Publications August 21, 2020

Rebecca Hume on the Unsettled Questions of Cayman’s Section 238

With increased activity among U.S.-listed, Cayman-based Chinese companies as a result of U.S. scrutiny, section 238 of the Cayman Islands’ Companies Law has garnered fresh interest. Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume looks at the law as part of an analysis by CTFN.

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Client Alert November 19, 2018

A New Door to Obtaining Business Intelligence in Offshore Cases

  • A recent decision involving document disclosure in offshore courts presents an opportunity for PRC-based companies to obtain business intelligence.
  • This decision — which was made in the English Court of Appeal and will likely influence offshore jurisdictions and Hong Kong — has shed light on how nonparties can get copies of court documents, evidence, written arguments and judgments.
  • To leverage the opportunity effectively, local expertise of offshore court processes and this new decision, in addition to on-the-ground support in PRC, will be needed.

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Firm News October 24, 2017

Kobre & Kim is the Latest Am Law 200 Firm to Launch in Shanghai

Marking its third Asia office, Kobre & Kim has opened its doors in Shanghai, offering special conflicts counsel in multijurisdictional joint venture disputes and independent internal investigations. The American Lawyer International reports on the firm’s launch and unique offerings in China and the greater Asia region. 

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Publications October 10, 2016

JV Disputes Lawyers Explore What Corporate Executives Need to Know Before Entering Into a Joint Venture

As joint venture agreements gain in popularity, corporate executives should be aware of the legal challenges and pitfalls that present themselves in these unique commercial arrangements.

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Publications August 15, 2016

Shaun Wu and Andrew Wang Discuss How Chinese Parties Can Prepare for Increasing Outbound Disputes

Chinese parties continue to invest increasingly large sums of capital into foreign ventures, with more than US $101 billion invested in the first quarter of 2016 alone. In a recent article in World Commerce Review, Shaun Wu and Andrew Wang explore the inevitable risk of disputes and litigation that arise from these deals.

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Accolades August 1, 2016

Kobre & Kim’s Asia Disputes Team Shortlisted for 2016 AsiaLaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards

Kobre & Kim’s international dispute resolution work has been shortlisted for a major award from AsiaLaw, a guide to the legal services market in the Asia-Pacific region. The firm has been nominated in the “Best in Compliance and Regulatory” category for the 2016 AsiaLaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.

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Publications January 4, 2016

High Court Decision Leaves Little Leverage for Aggrieved LLP Members

English barrister Andrew Stafford KC and solicitor Carlos Pires discuss the significance of the Flanagan v Liontrust Investment Partners LLP decision by the English High Court on limited liability partnerships, the agreements that govern them, and the application of common law when a dispute arises. 


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Publications December 22, 2015

David McGill Explores the Impact of a Landmark Judgment and Pending Appeal on Joint Venture Disputes

In a recent article published by the Pipeline & Gas Journal, David McGill, a member of the firm’s Joint Venture and Partnership Disputes team, unpacks the business implications of an impending Texas court ruling on the appeal of Energy Transfer Partners L.P. v. Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a landmark jury judgment determining what types of business conduct establishes a legally binding partnership. 

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Events January 15, 2015

Jonathan Cogan to Moderate ALIS LAW Panel Discussion Concerning Joint Venture Disputes

Jonathan Cogan, a lawyer with significant experience litigating joint venture disputes in the hospitality space, will lead the panel discussion titled “Common Pitfalls in Joint Venture Agreements” at the inaugural Americas Lodging Investment Summit Law Conference for in-house counsel and law firms that represent real estate investors and developers. 

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Firm News September 6, 2011

Jalil Asif KC Joins Kobre & Kim in London

In response to high demand in London for the services of a conflict-free firm devoted solely to litigation and arbitration, Kobre & Kim
has expanded its team with the addition of Jalil Asif KC. 

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