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Our joint venture solicitors are dedicated to providing expert advice and guidance on joint ventures.

We understand the complexities involved in forming a successful partnership and work closely with our clients to ensure their objectives are met. From initial negotiations to drafting joint venture agreements and implementing structures, we provide a comprehensive service tailored to each client’s unique needs.

  • A joint venture can help you launch new products and expand into new markets.
  • Your legal advisor should research your partner, alert you to potential risks and draft an effective agreement.
  • Our knowledge and experience will ensure you have a suitable partner, the most appropriate legal structure and effective protection for your interests.
  • If you are in a joint venture that’s failing, we can help terminate it whilst minimising the impact on you.

What is a joint venture?

A joint venture is a business arrangement in which two or more companies come together to share resources and expertise to achieve a common goal. Joint ventures can be established for a specific project or for a set period of time.

What is a joint venture agreement?

A joint venture agreement is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of a joint venture between two or more parties. It specifies the roles and responsibilities of each party, the sharing of profits and losses, and the decision-making processes.

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A joint venture can help you make your innovative business idea a reality, access new markets and resources, increase capacity and share risks. It can be highly flexible, lasting long-term or just for the life of a specific project. Yet it can also have several traps for the unwary.

If you’re considering a joint venture, you need to choose your partner carefully. Whilst you’re looking for fresh input, you need their approach to complement yours. You need to have the same objectives, closely-matched management and business cultures, and clearly defined commitments to the joint venture. Otherwise the relationship and the venture itself can quickly fail.

There are various types of joint venture and it’s important you have expert legal advice on what’s appropriate for you. Drawing on our experience, we will tell you the best legal structure for your circumstances; for example, a business partnership, setting up a separate joint venture business or a simpler limited co-operation agreement.

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Guiding you through the process

We can also guide you through the due diligence checks needed when choosing a partner and how to protect your own business interests, such as intellectual property rights. When you ask us to draft an agreement, we’ll ensure it covers all the aspects required, such as:

  • the structure and objectives of the venture
  • the business plan and how it will be funded
  • management, marketing and sales responsibilities
  • the capital and assets you’re committing to the venture,
  • confidentiality agreements and ownership of intellectual property
  • how profits and losses will be shared,
  • how disputes should be resolved
  • how the venture should be terminated.

All of these aspects must be considered, yet sometimes details are overlooked in the initial enthusiasm for the venture. Our attention to detail means you can have confidence in your agreement and in your venture’s prospects for success.

If you’re already part of a joint venture and things have gone wrong, we can help find a resolution with the minimum of fuss and disruption.

Why choose our joint venture solicitors?

Here at Moore Barlow, our joint venture solicitors have a wealth of experience in advising clients on all aspects of joint ventures, from structuring and negotiating agreements to resolving disputes. We understand the complexities and risks involved in these arrangements and work closely with our clients to ensure their interests are protected. With a focus on delivering practical, commercial solutions, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their business objectives through successful joint ventures.

How can our joint venture solicitors help?

Our joint venture solicitors can help you navigate the complexities of establishing and managing a joint venture. From drafting agreements to negotiating terms, we provide comprehensive legal advice tailored to your specific needs. We understand the importance of protecting your interests while also fostering a successful partnership, and we work closely with you to achieve your goals. Trust us to guide you through the joint venture process with confidence and expertise.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and offer specialist corporate legal services to clients nationwide.

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Frequently asked questions

What exactly does a joint venture solicitor do?

A joint venture solicitor provides legal advice and assistance to businesses or individuals involved in creating a joint venture. They help negotiate and draft joint venture agreements, assess potential risks, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

A joint venture is formed to achieve mutually beneficial objectives by combining the expertise, resources, and market presence of two or more companies. It allows these companies to access new markets, share risks and expenses, foster innovation, and leverage each other’s strengths to gain a competitive advantage.

A joint venture solicitor handles legal issues related to the formation, structuring, and governance of the joint venture, as well as drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, addressing compliance with competition laws and regulations, intellectual property rights, and resolving any disputes that may arise.

The time it takes to form a joint venture can vary significantly depending on factors such as the complexity of the deal, the number of parties involved, and the industry in which it operates. It can range from a few months to over a year.

Joint ventures can be risky as they involve sharing resources, control, and profits with another company. Factors such as differing business cultures, objectives, and financial stability can contribute to the potential risks involved in a joint venture.

To set up a joint venture you’ll need to:

  1. Identify a suitable partner with complementary skills and resources.
  2. Define the goals and objectives of the joint venture.
  3. Draft a contractual agreement outlining the terms and conditions, including profit sharing and decision-making processes.
  4. Obtain necessary legal and financial approvals.
  5. Outline clear communication channels and establish a project management system.

A joint venture can be structured by defining clear objectives, roles, and responsibilities for each partner, creating a legal agreement outlining terms and conditions, establishing a governance structure, and setting up mechanisms for decision-making, communication, and dispute resolution.

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