Joint ventures are an important strategic option for many businesses and in recent years have become increasingly prevalent as a medium through which companies undertake significant business activities and projects.
Joint ventures come in all shapes and sizes, rarely remaining static. They often give rise to complex and intertwined legal issues. Our in-depth appreciation of these issues enables our clients to meet their business objectives quickly and effectively.
Achour Law Firm has considerable experience of negotiating joint ventures and shareholders’ arrangements as well as advising on all types of joint ventures structures from collaboration or co-operation agreements to strategic alliances and joint ventures companies – including those with an international dimension.
We provide clear, practical advice to anyone setting up a new company, business, joint venture or partnership.
As a full service law firm, we can advise clients on all aspects of a joint venture or shareholder arrangements including structuring, minority shareholder protections, tax, regulatory, employment, immigration, pensions, IP/IT issues and any other commercial or legal issues which might arise in connection with the arrangements.
We work with specialist teams across the firm to offer practical, pragmatic advice to ensure that the legal documentation both accurately reflects the commercial agreement reached by the joint venture parties and contains the appropriate protections our clients require.
The team understands the importance of mutual trust, support and clarity of understanding between the joint venture parties and we seek to maintain these aspects of the relationship between the parties while discharging our role.
We advise on all forms of joint ventures including:
- Traditional corporate joint ventures;
- Contractual joint ventures;
- Strategic alliances; and
- Shareholder agreements.
We are committed to understanding your underlying commercial objectives and will work closely with your accountants to create a joint venture structure which meets your operational, accounting, regulatory, legal and tax requirements. We are also able to advise on the implementation of a suitable legal and operational framework to help you achieve the aims of the joint venture.
Our depth of expertise in specialist areas including: Finance, Tax, Regulatory & Compliance, Intellectual Property, Antitrust & Competition, litigation and dispute resolutions, ensure that your interests are protected and your commercial needs met at all times during the life of the joint venture.
Achour Law Firm also advises and assists investors and businesses in a variety of scenarios, including private equity and venture capital investment.
We offer advice for the full life cycle of an investment or portfolio company. Our firm represents private equity and venture capital houses through their growth cycle.
Achour Law Firm can deliver a full range of legal services specifically tailored to meet the needs of start-up businesses. We represent emerging companies in early, middle, and later stage venture capital investments and general corporate matters.
As well as advising on the legal documents required to implement investment arrangements, we are also able to provide complementary advice on other legal aspects of the proposal. Most importantly we can assist with:
- Tax implications (including the availability of reliefs and exemptions) to ensure that any proposed investment is structured as efficiently as possible.
- Regulatory & compliance issues, including the rules on financial promotions and collective investment schemes.
We also offer expert advice on :
- Corporate governance
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Corporate disputes