As organisations seek to combine resources and share risks, there’s a clear need to agree and accurately document the rights and obligations of each joint venture participant, ensuring a clear understanding on all key matters for the duration of the venture.
Our corporate team has significant experience preparing and assisting with the successful negotiation of complex joint venture arrangements in Australia and around the world, across a broad range of sectors including projects, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), financial services, consumer goods, healthcare and food and beverage.
Our approach to joint ventures is a holistic one, and begins with understanding our clients’ strategic and commercial objectives, including on key issues such as joint venture scope, funding and sponsor support, governance, management/control, and future value realisation or exit by any participant. We then work collaboratively with our clients to prepare for and support negotiations that effectively achieve those objectives.
Complex joint ventures often require a sophisticated series of inter-related agreements, and we are expert at ensuring that such agreements properly achieve their intended result.