International Alliance Agreement
Model Agreement that governs the relationship between two companies based in different countries that wish to achieve mutual benefits through the creation of a Strategic Alliance that may have different objectives: to carry out a research project, design and manufacture new products, provide complementary services, exchange clients and commercial networks, etc. The Alliance is based on a collaboration agreement and, in that sense, does not involve the creation of a separate company; in this situation an International Joint Venture Contract should be used.
The Agreement sets out the objectives of the Alliance, creates a Management Committee to carry them out, establishes the contributions of the parties to the financing of the costs (based, preferably 50-50) and the profit sharing. It also regulates the use of Intellectual Property Rights and the exchange of confidential information between the Parties. In those elements of the Agreement that are most important (Territory, Contributions of the Parties, Applicable Law and Competent Jurisdiction, etc.) several drafting alternatives are offered in order to choose the most appropriate options depending on each situation.
The language of this contract is English. It is also available in Spanish.
This International Alliance Agreement is suitable for companies based in different countries. If the Alliance is formed by companies based in the same country the Strategic Alliance Agreement should be used.
|Index of the Contract|
1. Objectives of the Alliance
3. Management Committee
4. Contributions of the Parties
|5. Joint projects
6. Alliance costs
7. Intellectual Property
8. Confidentiality and announcements
9. Temporary exchange of staff
10. Restrictions on the Parties
11. Share of profit an losses
12. Change in the control of one Party
|13. Duration and Termination
14. Preferred supplier and distributor
15. No partnership or agency
16. Force Majeure
17. Assignment and subcontracting
20. Resolution of disagreement
|21. Applicable law and competent jurisdiction