Joint ventures are complicated transactions, and often of significant strategic importance to the participants. They can offer significant opportunities in terms of access to new markets, the sharing of risk and can deliver economies of scale, but they can also lead to a loss in shareholder value if not structured and implemented appropriately.
The delivery of quality joint venture advice requires a clear understanding of the parties' commercial objectives and specialist advice across a number of disciplines: intellectual property, tax and competition to name but a few. Our joint venture lawyers have significant experience of delivering structures, including cross border arrangements, designed to ensure that the commercial objectives of the joint venture partners are achieved and their commercial interests are properly protected.
We have particular expertise in respect of joint ventures in the transport, defence and energy sectors, and public/private joint venturing.
Areas of focus
We advise on all forms of joint ventures, both domestic and cross border, including the following:
- Corporate joint ventures.
- Shareholder agreements.
- Contractual joint ventures.
- Strategic alliances.