JVs & shareholder agreements

Strategic alliances and joint ventures can help you to access new markets, share market risk, develop joint IP and implement economies of scale and scope. Spearing Waite's corporate lawyers bring a strong commercial approach and are able to identify at the outset potential risks associated with a joint venture and provide equitable solutions to the risks.

These alliances can take the form of a simple shareholders arrangements to complex multi-jurisdictional structures, with tax efficiency in mind. We advise on all forms of joint ventures, including equity joint ventures, strategic partnerships, limited and unlimited partnerships and contractual joint ventures. In addition, we advise on exit routes and termination procedures.

Spearing Waite offers effective, fast and informed legal advice on:

  • Establishing the most appropriate form of JV structure
  • JV partners contributions and entitlements on exit/termination
  • Protecting each of the JV parties against risks that they face
  • Entry, exit and termination
  • M&A strategy of the JV structure
  • Regulatory matters
  • Resolution of deadlock and disputes
  • Share option schemes (including EMI, ESS, LTIPs and growth shares)

If you are looking for legal advice or support on any aspect of a corporate transaction, contact the team at Spearing Waite. Our experienced M&A lawyers bring expertise, a strong track record and excellent client service.

Contact the team using the form below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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