Our experienced commercial team can help you, as a commercial business, set up legal structures for working with others, from informal partnerships to full joint ventures and mergers.

When two or more organisations decided to work together, they need to consider how best to make the relationship work. Whether it be an informal collaboration, a contractual joint venture or a full merger or acquisition, it is imperative that you consider and review all of the options available to you.

At Anthony Collins Solicitors our experienced team of commercial solicitors will work with you to help you understand the difference between the types of legal structures and identify which are best suited to your joint venture. We know that each joint venture will have its own unique set of circumstances to navigate and can work with you to advise on all aspects of setting up a joint venture.

Our joint venture services

When setting up a collaboration or joint venture, one of first decisions you will need to make is in regards to the legal structure of the joint venture. Each type of business structure involves different legal requirements, and it is important that you understand the difference between these and choose the best one for your project.

We can advise on all type of joint-venture, legal structures, including:

  • Informal collaborations, including memoranda of understanding.
  • Contractual joint ventures.
  • New joint-venture companies or partnerships.
  • Full mergers or acquisitions.

At Anthony Collins Solicitors we will advise you how best to work together with other organisations and can support you with issues that may arise from joint ventures, including: 

  • Management of the venture.
  • Finance and resourcing, including staff and premises.
  • Shares of any profits or losses.
  • Intellectual property.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Tax consequences.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • Possible exit routes.

Our specialist business solicitors regularly advise on:

  • All types of corporate and partnership joint venture structures.
  • Articles of Association.
  • Contractual or co-operation agreements.
  • Due diligence.
  • Funding.
  • Minority protection.
  • Shared services.
  • Shareholders’ agreements.
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