International joint ventures

We have a number of clients who identify synergies with other businesses in their international marketplace and, sometimes, even competitors. We help them investigate the potential for a combined business.

We lay the foundations for the relationship by documenting the commercial aspects of the venture; who will contribute what, who should do and manage what, how proceeds should be shared and, in the event that the relationship doesn’t quite work out – an exit strategy.

These are all important factors and, with our help, you can put in place the ground rules at the outset so that your focus is not distracted from running the business.

Our expertise

  • Working with your advisers to identify the best structure for the joint venture
  • Ensuring the transfer of key asset or business streams into the new joint venture
  • Identifying and guiding you through the negotiation and allocation of key roles, responsibilities and duties
  • Helping you to achieve a structured management and ownership structure, including mechanisms for “exit” if required