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 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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Events September 18, 2018

Shaun Wu Tackles Dispute Resolution in China

On September 20, Shaun Wu will moderate the panel “Updates to Dispute Resolution in China” at AsiaLaw’s Dispute Resolution Summit in Hong Kong. The panel will highlight structural changes to China’s legal and regulatory landscape, recognition and enforceability of foreign awards or judgments in Mainland China, and the Belt and Road Initiative and the future of China-foreign disputes.

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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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Events September 27, 2017

Shaun Wu Leads Discussion on Dispute Resolution in China at Asialaw Summit

On September 28, Hong Kong-based lawyer Shaun Wu will lead a discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in China at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit in Hong Kong.

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Accolades July 11, 2017

Kobre & Kim, Shaun Wu Shortlisted for Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards

Shaun Wu was nominated for “Disputes star of the year (Hong Kong)” and Kobre & Kim was shortlisted in the “Best in compliance & regulatory in Asia” category for the third annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards. 

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Events June 5, 2017

Shaun Wu Addresses Global Compliance Systems and Potential Challenges at the Duxes Anti-Corruption Compliance in China Summit

Outbound China disputes lawyer Shaun Wu will explore how to build and execute effective compliance systems June 8-9 at the Duxes Anti-Corruption Compliance Summit in Beijing.
During the session “How to Build A Compliance System and to Prevent Corruption in A Medium Company with Global Challenges,” Mr. Wu will discuss internal compliance management systems, including risks companies may face globally and key anti-corruption considerations.

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Events May 18, 2017

Shaun Wu Explores Anti-Corruption in China at Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel Summit

China outbound disputes lawyer Shaun Wu examined anti-corruption in China and the challenges that foreign businesses in the region face at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific In-House Counsel Summit in Hong Kong.

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Publications November 14, 2016

Trouble Ahead for China’s Joint Ventures – Shaun Wu Explores How To Prevail in Potential Disputes

In the November 2016 issue of FinanceAsia, Shaun Wu discusses how, although 2016 marked a new record high for China outbound M&A, the market is beginning to see signs of breakdowns and ensuing joint venture disputes.

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Publications October 13, 2016

Bear in a China Shop - Shaun Wu Tackles the Challenges of Structuring of Joint Venture Agreements in China

In the cover story of the September 2016 issue of FinanceAsia, Shaun Wu discusses the challenges multinational companies operating in China may face and the importance of navigating cross border disputes and strategizing before entering joint venture agreements with non-Chinese companies.

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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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Events September 27, 2016

Shaun Wu Explores Key Trends in Managing Cross-Border Disputes

China outbound disputes lawyer Shaun Wu served as a panelist at the 2016 Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit in Hong Kong. 

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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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Events July 20, 2016

Shaun Wu Moderates the First Grand Panel at the 2nd International Arbitration Summit – Shanghai

China outbound disputes lawyer Shaun Wu served as the moderator of the First Grand Panel at the 2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit in Shanghai on Wednesday, July 20. 

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Publications June 28, 2016

Shuan Wu and Nan Wang Discuss How U.S. Counterparties Can Prepare for Joint Venture Disputes as US-China Deals Multiply

As outbound investment by the Chinese in U.S.-based assets and companies continues to increase rapidly, so does the potential for joint venture disputes, according to cross-border disputes lawyers Shaun Wu and Nan Wang.  

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