Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This article discusses a number of considerations that are central to structuring a successful technology transfer or investment in Southeast Asia. Most of the discussion examines these considerations from the perspective of an MNC that is a potential technology transferor, investor, or vendor in the region. However, this article should also be of interest to those responsible for formulating government policies to encourage technology transfer, since it is important to do so with the MNC's perspective in mind. Clearly, for a technology transfer to be successful over the long term, a balance must be achieved between the goals of the Southeast Asian nation in attracting foreign investment and technology, and the need of the MNC to profit from and protect its investment and technology.