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Creating the right structure is the key to your success.

The escalating size of projects coupled with the lack of funding availability in recent times has seen a rise in the use of joint ventures, collaborations and strategic alliances. We’re there to help you get it right for your business.

Our leading corporate lawyers have a deep and broad experience of providing practical, clear advice on a wide range of national and international joint ventures and strategic alliances, including joint venture companies and commercial collaborations.

Perhaps you’re looking for help in planning and documenting the joint venture, help with creating a structure that not only meets the technical, operational, financial, accounting, regulatory, legal and tax requirements of the venture but meets commercial goals. Or looking for someone to handle the wider legal aspects like company, commercial, tax, pensions, competition, regulatory, intellectual property, environmental and employment law.

What matters most is that, because we’ve supported so many organisations on similar transactions we can get to the heart of your needs quickly and formulate the best response. We know the right questions to ask and what to do about the answers.

We work hard to deliver a client experience that can’t be beaten that’s grounded in our knowing your business, sector, objectives and approach. Whatever you need, you can trust us to be by your side at every step.

“Pragmatic and commercially focused advice within set deadlines”




“We always knew what was going on and could always find someone to speak to when we needed them.”

“Clients report that the corporate team provides commercially-savvy advice and good levels of client care.”

The team “shows perseverance and flexibility” when looking for solutions.

 Chambers & Partners Guide (UK)

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What we do

We provide advice on:

  • The appropriate joint venture vehicle and structuring issues
  • Strategic alliances
  • Management structure, employees and employee incentives
  • Control and minority protection
  • Company law issues including directors' duties
  • Tax
  • Cross-border issues
  • Regulatory and licence considerations
  • Competition and merger control
  • Termination of joint ventures

Examples of work

  • We advised Grainger on joint ventures with Moorfield Real Estate (£17.4 million); with Norwich Union to acquire home reversions; and Estonian and Czech joint ventures.
  • We advised digital bank Atom on strategic partnership with BBVA and its £135 million fundraising ​
  • We advised INEOS on its joint venture with Accsys Technologies for the purposes of exploiting the Tricoya wood technology.
  • We advised MND Georgia on the acquisition of production sharing contacts in Georgia, by the acquisition of 50% of the shares in CanArgo Limited, including joint venture agreements.
  • We advised Npower Renewables on the acquisition of 50% of Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited from Scottish and Southern Energy Plc for £308 million and ongoing joint venture arrangements.
  • We advised Town Centre Securities on the corporate aspects of the joint venture to redevelop Merrion House, Leeds.

Our clients include: Bellway, Boughton Estates, Buccleuch Estates, Charge Your Car, Coriolos Energy, Durham School, Grainger, Harrison Developments, INEOS, MND Georgia, Newcastle United, Northern Powergrid, the REG Group, RES, RWE Npower Renewables, SembCorp Utilities, Town Centre Securities, University of York, Vertu Motors and Vitol.