Our specialist commercial team can help you, as a social enterprise, set up legal structures for working with others, from informal partnerships to full joint ventures.

If you are looking to form a collaboration or joint venture with another organisation, you will need to consider the legal structure of the joint venture and give careful thought to how best to make the relationship work.

At Anthony Collins Solicitors we have many years of experience assisting social enterprises to set up collaborations and joint ventures, from informal collaborations to full mergers or acquisitions. It is imperative when setting up a joint venture or collaboration that you review all the options, consider the legal rules and implications and decide upon the legal structure that best meets the needs of your 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 its legal structure. 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 collaboration or joint venture.

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 eill 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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