Pinsent Masons’ multi-jurisdictional disputes team host a debate on practical perspectives on joint venture-related disputes as part of the 2021 Paris Arbitration Week. Our panel of leading in-house counsel, arbitrators, forensic accountants and disputes lawyers will discuss key considerations and critical success factors when facing joint venture disputes. 

Capitalising on the findings of the latest edition of the Pinsent Masons’ Joint Ventures’ Global Guide - for which no less than 100 industry experts across the globe shared their practical insight and experience - our panellists will address the following topics:

  • How to anticipate/mitigate the risks of disputes?
  • Key considerations before setting up the joint venture: investment landscape and risky jurisdictions
  • Key considerations when structuring the joint venture: whether or not to incorporate the joint venture, choice of governing law, governance and decision-making
  • Key considerations when planning exit strategies: multi-tier dispute resolution scheme & dispute avoidance strategies
  • How to handle the disputes when they arise?
  • The varied nature of joint venture disputes - a few war stories: deadlocks, insolvency and other adventures
  • The varied nature of dispute resolution mechanisms - what to go for? International arbitration vs court litigation; is it worth giving a go at mediation?
  • Some tips… and a few traps: jurisdiction pitfalls, compensation issues, and other joys


Event date

08:30 - 10:00 CEST


Cedric David

Senior Legal Counsel at Andritz

Daniel Cohen

Arbitrator, Professor at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University

Hazel Tang

Counsel at ICC International Court of Arbitration

Melis Mani

Legal Counsel at Strabag