IRRI, Paul Hastings LLP collaborate to strengthen legal agreements with private organizations

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IRRI extends its gratitude to Paul Hastings LLP for its excellent work in helping the Institute improve its templates of legally binding agreements with private organizations, and ensure that our public-private partnerships deliver impact acceleration that benefit smallholder rice farmers, in a way that is fully aligned with our vision and our mission.

Since 2016, Paul Hastings has provided pro bono representation to IRRI on a number of framework agreements, including licensing of IRRI-owned intellectual property and products, with several seed and agro-supply companies.

This fruitful collaboration helped IRRI achieve successful negotiations and develop its public private partnerships, thus progressing in its mission of improving livelihoods among those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems.

For information on projects conducted under this partnership, visit this link:

IRRI and BASF team up to promote direct-seeded rice in Asia

For more information about Paul Hastings LLP, click here.

Contact persons
Paul Hastings: Samuel Waxman, Partner in the New York office,; Mark Russell Sperling, Associate in the New York office,
IRRI: Dr Remy Bitoun, Head of IRRI Tech Transfer,

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