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  • Description

    The legal issues surrounding cross-border joint ventures (JVs) can be somewhat complex. This CLE course will address all the basics such as purpose, management, governance and capital contributions.

    The course will also cover veto rights, profit distributions, transfer restrictions, minority protections and dispute resolution specifically within the context of international or cross-border ventures which means that cultural and foreign law issues, international taxation, profit repatriation and potential corruption and bribery concerns will also be addressed. The course will present specific examples as illustration and to facilitate comprehension of the legal issues at stake.

  • Instructor Bio

    Thomas Hill

    Thomas Hill, 69 years old, is a member of the California and New York State Bars. He obtained his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, J.D. from New York University School of Law and L.L.M. from Columbia University School of Law. He also studied as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany, and for Comparative Law at the UCLA School of Law.

    His experience includes work as an Associate at major law firms in San Francisco and New York; Senior Counsel (Latin America Division) at the World Bank; and General Counsel for Hunter Douglas North America (New York) and Hunter Douglas NV (The Netherlands). In more recent years he was a Visiting and Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, as well as having given lectures and courses at universities and other schools in China, Thailand, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania.