Don’t Quote Me (on Joint Ventures)

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Unilever China boss, Alan Brown, on the question of whether to have a joint venture (JV) or not:

    “If you are working in a highly regulated industry, then JV partners are almost essential…If you are working in a highly deregulated industry, they can be a damn nuisance”.

As seen in “China CEO”.

Update 28/7: China Law Blog picked up this (rather minimalist) post, and added some very useful, related links, including these two:

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