Joint ventures in China offer significant opportunities for overseas companies.
China is in the process of relaxing its foreign ownership restrictions in certain industries, with major changes announced in June 2018, which has helped to drive increasing interest in China joint ventures.
This briefing sets out the main early stage points for companies to consider when entering into joint ventures in China, including structuring, viability and IP protection.
Our key experience in 2018 includes advising:
- Arm Limited on the establishment of a joint venture for Arm’s semiconductor technology in China.
- SoftBank Vision Fund on two minority investments in China tech ventures.
- Alibaba Group Holding Limited on its acquisition of an economic interest in Sun Art Retail Group Limited.
- Amyris Inc on certain biotech ventures.