Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Partnerships and Joint Ventures

If you are planning on setting up a business or project with a partner, it is worth having a properly drafted agreement, which sets out how the partnership will run.

Setting up a Partnership

Partnerships can be a quick and easy way to start running a business with another person. However, without carefully worded documentation you could find yourself having to close your successful business, if relations between you and your business partner breakdown, or if your business partner dies, you could be forced into a business relationship with a member of your partner’s family.

We can help you to avoid these common scenarios by putting in place some initial documentation setting out how the business is run on a day-to-day basis, including the hours that the partners are expected to work and the way in which monies can be withdrawn from or injected into the business. We can also stipulate various exit strategies so that both you and your business partner are aware of how you can both leave the business and whether the remaining partner should be given the right of first refusal to purchase the departing partner’s share of the business.


Setting up a Joint Venture

Joint Ventures are often pursued by way of partnership or specially formed limited company. They are a method whereby two or more companies or individuals can join resources to pursue a common goal. They are often used in the construction and property sectors and can range from simple short agreements to hugely complicated transactions.

Our partnerships and joint ventures specialists are experienced in dealing with these types of transactions and can assist you with the drafting and preparation of a joint venture project or the negotiation of contract terms.


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