Joint Ventures & Alliances


Tien Law Firm’s Joint Venture and Strategic Alliances practice can advise clients on strategic alliances, which have become an essential tool for achieving corporate objectives, including a broad range of collaborative arrangements among businesses and professionals. Tien Law Firm’s joint venture lawyer can negotiate on behalf of clients in wide-ranging industries, stand-alone joint ventures involving the creation of new entities, cross-equity and minority equity investments, complex contractual collaborations, teaming arrangements, licensing arrangements, and product development, manufacturing and marketing alliances.

Our strategic alliance practice benefits from our litigation and corporate transactional practice that are necessary to properly structure these complex arrangements. We understand that strategic alliances are different from other transactions. Our joint venture practice knows the success of a strategic alliances depend largely upon the ongoing ability of the alliance parties to work together. Our attorneys understand that the negotiation process works best if using a cooperative relationship among the parties, and we know how to structure alliances to include incentives and safeguards to promote the success of the alliance.


Our joint venture lawyers can assist both domestic and international strategic alliances in a variety of matters and industries including entertainment, technology, telecommunications, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, electronics, and financial services, including with the following types of transactions:

  • Equity joint ventures and contractual alliances to develop, manufacture and market new tv series, new artists, new products and technology, and offer new services;
  • R&D collaborations and joint development arrangements;
  • Manufacturing joint ventures;
  • Distribution joint ventures; and
  • Marketing and co-branding arrangements.