A structured workshop on developing the right partner

Getting into business with a partner can be a practical road to implementing your business vision. The idea of sharing the load and having someone with complementary skills and resources is comforting, especially for first-time entrants. Business partnerships, like marriages, call for commitment, thoughtfulness, and awareness. However, most partnerships fail because of disagreements between partners who did not sufficiently understand each other, which could have been avoided through applying the tools to develop the right partnership.

Therefore, the critical query is how do you develop the right partner?

Work with Nestor Gounaris, founding partner of China Solutions and with nearly 20 years’ experience in China, to understand the framework and consider how you can develop the right partner for your business. In this session, we will provide you with the essentials.

In this workshop, you will:

• Learn about the tools and resources you need to know in choosing the right business partner

• Learn how to build and earn mutual understanding and trust as partners and how to handle conflict professionally
• Learn to trust your intuition, even if a jurisdiction new to you

• Understand the basics of important documents such as contract information, division of labor and exit strategies

About Nestor

With 17 years in-country experience in China spanning from 1989, Nestor Gounaris has advised over 600 clients of varied industries and nationalities on matters spanning large scale investment projects to multi-million dollar cross-border trade disputes. He started his legal career at the US Justice Department Antitrust Division in Washington, DC, and then was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers and Simmons & Simmons in their respective Shanghai offices before joining China Solution, as managing partner where he continues his involvement as a founding partner. Nestor now works as Asia Pacific Regional Counsel for Stepan Company, an NYSEX-listed company with annual revenue of US$ two billion; any views expressed are solely his and may not be attributed to Stepan Company.

Nestor is also a teacher. He teaches Chinese business law at Georgetown Law and has taught at University of Virginia Law and University of California Los Angeles Law. He has also lectured on the same at Harvard, Columbia, and Thunderbird.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked on Sino-focused projects at the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Academy for Educational Development. Nestor attended University of Virginia Law School and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and serves on Georgetown Law School’s Asian Advisory Board. He is a member of the New York Bar and speaks Mandarin and Modern Greek.

Connect with Nestor on LinkedIn: https://cn.linkedin.com/in/chinasolutions

Details about this workshop:

Date: May 31, 2016
From 9 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: TBA

Price: 200 RM (Early Bird), 350 RMB (On-site Registration/Regular)

Email: info@nextstep-workshops.com

Visit us on the Web: www.nextstep-workshops.com




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