By Ian Hewitt
Joint Ventures examines a range of transactions where two or more existing companies or firms agree to establish a common enterprise or business-related activity in which they intend jointly and directly to participate.
The new 5th edition of Hewitt on Joint Ventures offers you an in-depth examination of all aspects of joint ventures and a range of collaborative relationships. It identifies the principal issues raised by an array of transactions, sets out the relevant legal background and suggests ways of dealing with issues that may arise.
The new edition:-
- Discusses the growth of joint ventures and alliances in the changing business and economic climate
- Examines duties of nominee directors under the Companies Act 2006 and the new statutory derivative action now in force
- Includes the special features of joint venture agreements involving the public sector
- Addresses changes required to the Model Articles of Association under the Companies Act 2006
- Features the use of limited liability partnerships (LLP) in joint ventures
- Offers increased attention to "strategic" contractual alliances
- Provides a guide to the possible introduction of the European Private Company (EPC) as a structure for joint ventures
- Covers the Bribery Act 2010 to ensure you are aware of the anti-bribery and corruption measures that need to be addressed when conducting an international joint venture
- Addresses the British Standards Institution's framework specification, BS11000 on Collaborative Business
- Relationships, introduced in 2010 and issues surrounding the governance of joint ventures and alliances
- Discusses the increased use of mediation in dispute settlement
- Includes expanded coverage to the international dimensions of this edition with the introduction of Switzerland and updated sections on Brazil, Russia, India and China
- Offers additional precedents, such as the International Trade Centre(ITC) Model Contract for International Corporate Joint Venture aimed at small and medium enterprises
Part A: Planning a joint venture:- Why Go Into a Joint Venture?; Planning a Joint Venture Transaction; Choosing the Legal Form; Contractual Alliances; Equity Joint Ventures; Importance of Ancillary Contracts.
Part B: Specific Issues Affecting the Joint Venture Relationship:- Capital and Funding; Governance and Management; Minority Investment and Protection; Deadlock and Breakdown; Duties between Joint Venture Parties; Transfers of Shares; Exit, Termination and Change; Disputes: Mediation, Litigation and Arbitration.
Part C Specialist issues affecting joint ventures:- Tax Planning; Competition and Regulatory Controls; Intellectual Property and Technology; Employment; Accounting.
PART D International Joint Ventures and Selected Jurisdictions:- International Joint Ventures; Selected Jurisdictions.
Part E Precedents.
Part F Joint venture and alliance checklists.