Joint Ventures and Shareholder Agreements

We regularly advise businesses large and small when entering into joint ventures.

Reasons for considering a joint venture include combining resources, capitalising on new business opportunities, accessing new markets, or developing products and intellectual property.

Whether it is long term, high value, commercial joint ventures or simple, one-off contractual relationships, or charitable ventures, we can provide valuable advice on the most appropriate route to take.

Putting in place the correct structure at the outset is the key to the longevity of joint venture relationships. We use our expertise to advise on structure, be it a shareholders’ agreement or contractual joint venture, and to guide the negotiations between parties.

We regularly negotiate and prepare shareholder agreements and bespoke articles of association to reflect the relationship between shareholders in a company, and to ensure that all shareholders, majority and minority, have the necessary protections.