Exclusive invite-only event

25 January 15:00-16:45 CET

Agenda

15:00 Welcome
15:05 Participants’ round of introduction
15:15 Keynote: 
15:50 Open discussion
  • Think thank
  • Deepening of the discussion
  • Sharing best practices
16:45 Final thoughts

This roundtable discussion is geared to provide some real life examples of success stories and lessons learned when handling joint ventures. While examples will be shown specifically in the Technology, Media & Communications sectors, the discussion and learnings will cover all sectors.

 

Certain industries have extremely high entry requirements. Whether it concerns infrastructure, margins, expertise or cultural know-how, industries such as telecom or big data require companies to collaborate to reach the desired outcomes. 

 

Of recent examples, the deployment of 5G networks across Europe has generated a lot of discussions and raised concerns for liabilities throughout the value chain. As the media has clearly portrayed, this is not a project that all companies can undertake, even if they could potentially contribute great value to the end result. 

 

Furthermore, joint ventures require companies to reassess their strategies, including:

  • Identifying the financing, tax and governance objectives;
  • Determining the proper legal and tax structure for the project;
  • Implementing and ensuring that the joint venture is correctly set up, including the preparation of all necessary contracts, defining all terms and conditions exhaustively, and more.

Speakers

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Paul Guite
Partner
Co-Head of Media
CMS

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John Enser
Partner
CMS

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Doug Land
Partner
CMS

DISCUSSION MATERIALS

The components used during the roundtable can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Paul Guite
Partner
Co-Head of Media

Paul is a partner in the corporate team and co-head of the media practice. Paul advises on all aspects of corporate work with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, IPOs and private and public equity fundraisings.

Paul's clients range from international corporates to individual owners of private businesses. Paul has advised on international and UK transactions in a number of industry sectors with a particular focus on media, technology and communications.

https://cms.law/en/gbr/people/paul-guite

John Enser
Partner

John provides commercial, regulatory and copyright law advice to clients across the Technology, Media and Communications sector, in particular, those offering music and audio-visual content via digital platforms. He has been at the forefront of digital media developments for nearly 30 years, assisting clients to launch new and innovative services across a range of technologies; from the dawn of satellite television, through the birth of the worldwide web to today’s multi-channel synchronised offerings across broadcast TV, tablets, smartphones and all other forms of connected device.

John has a particular expertise in the licensing of music rights (both individually and collectively) and has represented parties in leading UK Copyright Tribunal cases involving the licensing of music for use in CDs, DVDs, in online and mobile music, in broadcast and in on-demand television. He has also been involved in establishing licensing models for other types of music use, including in various aspects of the leisure sector.

His clients include broadcasters and other content aggregators and distributors, record companies, pure-play digital content businesses and mobile operators as well as companies that invest in the sector.

https://cms.law/en/gbr/people/john-enser

Doug Land
Partner
CMS

Doug Land is a partner in our Corporate Group specialising in M&A, private equity and joint ventures.

Doug has focused primarily on the energy and infrastructure sectors for over 20 years and advises a wide range of corporates and financial investors on strategic transactions and investments.

https://cms.law/en/gbr/people/doug-land