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John Woods

John Woods is co-head of Baker & McKenzie's global cybersecurity practice and a partner based in Washington, DC. His work conducting cybersecurity related and data intensive investigations and litigations over the past fifteen years has earned him rankings and recognition in Chambers Global and USA guides. He also has represented clients in a variety of disputes matters, including class actions, regulatory litigations and criminal antitrust proceedings.

As companies expand into overseas markets, they are increasingly turning to joint ventures (“JVs”) with local companies instead of acquisitions or establishing their own local greenfield operations. This trend is not surprising and is likely to continue. A JV with a local company usually offers faster market entry and can…