Hewitt on Joint Ventures 6th edition

Author: Ian Hewitt

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

Format: Hardback + CD

Publication date: October 2016

Price: £289 + VAT

Hewitt on Joint Ventures 6th edition examines transactions where two or more existing companies agree to establish and participate in a common enterprise or business-related activity. It identifies the principal issues raised by a range of transactions, sets out the relevant background law and suggests ways of dealing with issues that arise.

Hewitt on Joint Ventures is written in a clear and practical way covering a range of specialist areas of law affecting joint ventures alongside useful checklists and precedents. To provide detailed commercial guidance whilst being tailored for the practitioner.

Coverage:

  • Provides in-depth examination of all aspects of joint ventures and a range of collaborative relationships
  • Covers the practicalities involved in the drafting, negotiating and setting up of joint ventures
  • Guides you through the planning stages of a joint venture or alliance
  • Identifies and examines the principal issues raised by an array of transactions, including: Capital and funding; Governance and management; Minority investment and protection; Deadlock and breakdown; Duties between joint venture parties; Transfers of shares; Exit termination and change; Disputes – mediation, litigation and arbitration
  • Sets out the relevant legal  background
  • Suggests ways of dealing with issues that may arise
  • Includes a range of precedents and checklists, which also feature on a CD-rom for ease of use
  • Recognizes the international nature of many JV agreements
  • Guides the reader through complex and specialist areas of a JV, with chapter by chapter coverage of Tax planning;  Competition and regulatory controls, IP and technology, Employment and  Accounting

New to this Edition
Hewitt covers up-to-date reference to important case law in recent years affecting joint ventures, including case law developments regarding:

  • Good faith obligations
  • Default provisions and law of penalties
  • Transfers of shares in alleged breach of pre-emption rights
  • The duties of directors of joint venture companies

Hewitt also covers the:

  • Increasing impact of laws relating to anti-bribery and corruption
  • The challenges affecting joint ventures with local parties in key international jurisdictions (Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates)

Contents

Part A:
Planning a joint venture
Why Go Into a Joint Venture?
Planning a Joint Venture Transaction
Choosing the Legal Form
Contractual Alliances: an Overview
Equity Joint Ventures: the Framework
Importance of Ancillary Contracts

Part B: 
Specific Issues Affecting the Joint Venture Relationship
Capital and Funding
Governance and Management
Minority Investment and Protection
Deadlock and Breakdown
Duties between Joint Venture Parties
Transfers of Shares
EXt, Termination and Change
Disputes: Mediation, Litigation and Arbitration

Part C Specialist issues affecting joint ventures
Tax Planning; Competition and Regulatory
Intellectual Property
Employment
Accounting

Part D:
International Joint Ventures and Selected Jurisdictions

Part E:
Precedents

Part F:
Joint venture and alliance checklists