Joint ventures

The quality of advice, the service and the commitment that we received on our joint venture was just superb.

Mike Adlam, Particle Therapeutics

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Our corporate team has considerable experience of negotiating joint venture and shareholders’ arrangements as well as advising on all types of joint venture structures from collaboration or co-operation agreements to strategic alliances and joint venture companies - including those with an international dimension.

As a full service law firm, we can advise clients on all aspects of a joint venture or shareholder arrangements including structuring, minority shareholder protections, tax, regulatory, employment, immigration, pensions, IP/IT issues and any other commercial or legal issues which might arise in connection with the arrangements.

We work with specialist teams across the firm to offer practical, pragmatic advice to ensure that the legal documentation both accurately reflects the commercial agreement reached by the joint venture parties and contains the appropriate protections our clients require.

The team understands the importance of mutual trust, support and clarity of understanding between the joint venture parties and we seek to maintain these aspects of the relationship between the parties while discharging our role.

We offer expert advice on:

  • tax and other structuring of the joint venture
  • joint venture entity incorporation
  • joint venture entity constitution
  • Charity Commission guidance and compliance, and responding to Charity Commission enquiries
  • all commercial arrangements connected with the joint venture

Recent work highlights

EUR 50 million JV agreement

Advising the Kales Group, a company in the airline management sector, on a EUR50 million English law joint venture agreement with Indian company, Jeena & Co.

Middle East joint venture

Acting for a UK life sciences company on its joint venture with the government of Qatar in the establishment of a jointly-owned and managed proteomics laboratory in Qatar.

Hong Kong JV for Oxford Vacmedix

Advising Oxford Vacmedix, a company spun out from the University of Oxford, on its joint venture in Hong Kong with Chinese investors. Vacmedix is developing technology to counteract infectious diseases.

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