Hewitt on Joint Ventures 7th edition

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Hewitt on Joint Ventures 7th edition analyses a variety of transactions where two or more existing entities agree to establish and participate in a common enterprise or business-related activity. The main focus is on joint ventures using the medium of a joint venture company. The principal issues raised by a range of transactions are examined, outlining how such issues might be handled and setting out the relevant background law.

Hewitt on Joint Ventures has been described in the High Court as “a book edited by practitioners who specialise and have extensive experience in this area of commercial activity”. It is written in a clear and practical way, tailored for the practitioner and in-house counsel. It aims to provide detailed commercial guidance alongside a comprehensive review of relevant specialist areas of law, as well as useful checklists and precedents.

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 for joint venture parties, 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; and 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
Recognises 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
Exercise of contractual discretion
Default provisions and the law of penalties
Transfers of shares in breach of pre-emption rights
Duties of directors of joint venture companies
Remedies for minority shareholders
Parent company liability
Hewitt also covers the:
Increasing impact of laws relating to data protection and anti-bribery and corruption
Challenges affecting joint ventures with local parties in a number of key international jurisdictions (Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates)

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Editors:Ian Hewitt; Simon Howley; James Parkes
7th Edition
Series: Commercial Series
Practice Area: Commercial Law
ISBN: 9780414074088

Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date: 29 Feb 2020

Feb 2020



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