In a broad sense, a joint venture encompasses any form of collaboration and sharing of the resulting profits. This may take the form of a ‘contractual’ joint venture such as a Collaboration Agreement, Consortium Agreement or Strategic Alliance or a partnership or corporate joint venture. Alternatively, it may take the form of a commercial arrangement such as an Agency Agreement, Distribution Agreement, Intellectual Property licence or Franchise.
Orr Litchfield's corporate lawyers advise on a broad range of joint ventures and strategic alliances locally, nationally and internationally. Our joint ventures service includes:
Agency Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Intellectual Property licences, Franchising, Collaboration Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Strategic Alliances, Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Company and European Economic Interest Groupings.
Our corporate lawyers are supported by Commercial, Competition, Employment, Intellectual Property, Commercial Property & Real Estate and Planning & Environmental legal experts, where required, to provide a full Joint Ventures service.
We work closely with pensions, tax and financial advisors to help our clients structure their joint ventures in the most efficient and effective way.
We regularly work on international joint ventures. Where required, we are able to obtain support for our clients from our international network of lawyers.