Structuring an International Joint Venture
This program is designed for experienced legal practitioners who wish to learn about complex international and U.S. business and legal transactions. Participants will acquire practical skills for representing their clients in international joint ventures. Daily classes consist of presentations by faculty followed by simulations of joint venture transactions, based on case studies.
- Learn contract negotiation skills.
- Discuss substantive issues and how these issues are incorporated into contractual language
- Create and negotiate a contract
- Examine and analyze contract models
- Learn about dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation strategies as they relate to International Joint Ventures.
- Structural Issues in an International Joint Venture
- Financial Considerations in Multinational Transactions
- Corporate Aspects of an International Joint Venture
- Negotiating an International Joint Venture
- Environmental Law and International Joint Ventures
- US Tax Considerations in Forming an International Joint Venture
- Intellectual Property Issues in an International Joint Venture
- Labor Law Aspects of an International Joint Venture
- Antitrust and Government Regulatory Issues in an International Joint Venture
- Choice of Law and Dispute Resolution
- Advanced Litigation Processes and Strategies
As part of the program, participants will discuss contract models and produce a contract, which will be evaluated by an experienced professional.
Participants can also engage in legal research through computer and library sources:
- Online computer-based legal research
- Law firm computer-based research
- Law library (treatises, practitioners guides, form books)
Structuring an International Joint Venture is offered every third year in rotation with two other specialized programs: The Global Trading System (offered in 2013) and Financing International Transactions (offered in 2014). The Orientation in U.S.A. Law course is not a prerequisite for any of the specialized programs.
We strongly recommend enrolling by June 1 or earlier to ensure adequate time for the local U.S. embassy in your country to process the necessary visa for entering the U.S. We have been informed by past participants that U.S. embassies in some countries can take from four-six weeks to process non-immigrant visas (student, business or tourist).
University of California, Davis, School of Law
- Non-refundable application fee: U.S. $150
- Academic tuition: U.S. $2,895 (Enroll by July 1 to receive a $100 discount.)
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Certificates and credit
- All participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend class regularly. Participants who wish to take the course for credit can request an official transcript upon successful completion of course requirements and a final exam.
- Four quarter units of academic credit may be applied toward the part-time summer International Commercial Law LL.M. and/or the Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States.