Joint Ventures International Transaction Guide

Gain insight into unfamiliar jurisdictions with comparative guides to the law worldwide

A practical guide to joint ventures, including practice notes and standard documents for cross-border deals with detailed drafting notes highlighting the main legal, commercial and negotiating issues. The standard documents and drafting notes are specifically adapted from the UK versions to provide a plain English, jurisdiction-neutral starting point for local counsel to adapt for cross-border deals.

Country-specific commentaries on the practice notes giving a step-by-step guide to each stage of the joint venture are available for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates and US (New York).

Practice notes

Overview Herbert Smith LLP (original by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
Structures Herbert Smith LLP (original by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Intellectual property Slaughter and May
Control and minority protection CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
Tax Practical Law Tax
Deadlock and termination CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Australia

Structures Minter Ellison (Adelaide)
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Minter Ellison (Adelaide)
Control and minority protection Minter Ellison (Adelaide)
Competition Clifford Chance
Employees Minter Ellison (Adelaide)
Tax Minter Ellison (Adelaide)
Deadlock and termination Minter Ellison (Adelaide)

Brazil

Structures Demarest Advogados
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Demarest Advogados
Competition Demarest Advogados
Employees Demarest Advogados
Tax Demarest Advogados
Deadlock and termination Demarest Advogados

Canada

China

Structures Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS China
Control and minority protection CMS China
Competition Clifford Chance
Employees Baker & Mckenzie, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong
Tax Allen & Overy LLP
Deadlock and termination CMS China

France

Structures Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Control and minority protection CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees Bird and Bird
Tax Allen & Overy LLP
Deadlock and termination CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre

Germany

Structures Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Hasche Sigle
Control and minority protection CMS Hasche Sigle
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch
Tax Allen & Overy LLP
Deadlock and termination CMS Hasche Sigle

Hong Kong

Structures Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Control and minority protection Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tax KPMG
Deadlock and termination Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

India

Indonesia

Italy

Structures Chiomenti Studio Legale
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
Control and minority protection CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci
Tax Allen & Overy LLP, Rome
Deadlock and termination CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni

Japan

Structures Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Control and minority protection Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Tax Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Deadlock and termination Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Mexico

Structures Baker & McKenzie
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Baker & McKenzie
Control and minority protection Baker & McKenzie
Competition Baker & McKenzie
Employees Baker & McKenzie
Tax Baker & McKenzie
Deadlock and termination Baker & McKenzie

The Netherlands

Structures Clifford Chance LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Derks Star Busmann
Control and minority protection CMS Derks Star Busmann
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees Baker & McKenzie, Amsterdam
Tax Allen & Overy LLP Amsterdam
Deadlock and termination CMS Derks Star Busmann

Russian Federation

Structures Lidings (original by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Control and minority protection CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Competition Clifford Chance CIS Limited, Moscow
Employees Baker & McKenzie, Moscow
Tax Herbert Smith Freehills
Deadlock and termination CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Singapore

Structures Allen & Gledhill LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Allen & Gledhill LLP
Control and minority protection Allen & Gledhill LLP
Competition Allen & Gledhill LLP
Employees Allen & Gledhill LLP
Tax Allen & Gledhill LLP
Deadlock and termination Allen & Gledhill LLP

Spain

Structures Ashurst LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Ashurst LLP
Control and minority protection Ashurst LLP
Competition Ashurst LLP
Employees Allen & Gledhill LLP
Tax Ashurst LLP
Deadlock and Termination Ashurst LLP

Turkey

Structures Pekin & Bayar
Shareholders' Agreement and Bye-laws Pekin & Bayar
Control and Minority Protection Pekin & Bayar
Competition Pekin & Bayar
Tax Pekin & Bayar
Deadlock and termination Pekin & Bayar

UK (England and Wales)

Structures CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Control and minority protection CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
Tax Practical Law Tax
Deadlock and termination CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

United Arab Emirates

Shareholders' Agreement and Bye-laws Clyde & Co.
Control and minority protection Clyde & Co.
Competition Clyde & Co.
Employees Clyde & Co.
Tax Clyde & Co.
Deadlock and termination Clyde & Co.

United States

Structures Clifford Chance LLP
Shareholders' agreement and bye-laws Squire Patton Boggs
Control and minority protection Squire Patton Boggs
Competition Clifford Chance LLP
Employees Jones Day
Tax Allen & Overy LLP
Deadlock and termination Squire Patton Boggs

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