Corporate counseling and contract negotiations involving joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers/acquisitions, and related agreements, including, e.g., joint venture relationships involving the design, development and supply of various automotive systems and components, such as seating systems, recliners, and tubing, as well as other technologies such as thin-film solar/photovoltaic cells and nickel-metal-hydride batteries.
Drafting and negotiating broad spectrum of contracts and related documents, with extensive experience concerning automotive supply relationships at all levels, including, e.g., nondisclosure/nonanalysis agreements, product/technology development agreements, quotations, letters of intent/early sourcing agreements, tooling agreements, supply agreements, terms and conditions of purchase/sale, warranty agreements, licenses, data agreements (e.g., with after-market/specialty equipment suppliers/associations), agreements for design/fabrication of prototype vehicles, agreements/software licenses relating to vehicle diagnostic systems, service/testing agreements, usage agreements for testing facilities including test tracks, and related matters.
Antitrust and trade regulation counseling.
Drafting and negotiating intellectual property (IP) licensing agreements and IP provisions in joint venture, asset sale and other agreements, including, e.g., IP provisions in agreement for sale of $1 billion line of business, in troubled supplier/workout situations including accommodation/license agreements, and in agreements with universities, USCAR and certain technology development agreements with the government.
Regularly counsel international and domestic clients concerning wide range of corporate issues regarding U.S.-based business.