Joint Ventures and Shareholders' Agreements

Bloomsbury Professional (Verlag)
  • 6. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 11. März 2021
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 776 Seiten
978-1-5265-1608-4 (ISBN)
Baffled by joint venture and shareholder agreements?

Guidance on the new PSC Register is just one of the things that small businesses need to understand.

Helping you to identify the central issues involved in joint venture transactions, take effective instructions and draft good documentation using precedents, case studies and checklists.

Now covers:

Brexit 2020 and its impact on competition law, UK and EU

Changes to tax aspects arising from the latest Finance Acts

New case law such as -
Guest Services Worldwide Ltd v. Shelmerdine [2020] EWCA Civ 85 (CA) (non-competition clauses in shareholders' agreements) and
Global Corporate Limited v. Hale [2018] EWCA Civ 2618 (CA) (when payments to a director/shareholder were dividends)

Key content includes:

Preliminary considerations
A discussion of the nature of joint ventures and shareholders' agreements
Financing the venture
Tax and accounting considerations for UK corporate joint ventures
Regulatory matters
Employment and pension issues

Key issues in structuring and drafting UK corporate joint venture documentation and shareholders' agreements
Deadlock and minority protection
Voting rights and board representation
Restrictive covenants

Joint ventures and shareholders' agreements in practice
Articles of association
Transfers of assets
EU and UK Competition law including Brexit issues
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 248 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-5265-1608-4 (9781526516084)
Susan Singleton, Solicitor, runs Singletons (, one of the best known specialist commercial, competition and IT/IP solicitors firms in the UK. With clients ranging from major PLCs and institutions to small start-up businesses, Susan is heavily involved with both the corporate and IP/competition law aspects of joint ventures in the UK and abroad.
Part A Preliminary considerations
1 Introduction
2 Matching the aims and expectations of the parties
3 The contributions of the parties to the joint venture
4 Employment and pensions issues in UK based joint ventures
5 Share incentive schemes in UK joint venture companies
6 Financing a corporate joint venture in the UK
7 Tax considerations for UK joint ventures
8 Accounting considerations for UK corporate joint venturers
9 Application of EC competition law to joint ventures
10 UK competition law applying to joint ventures
11 Other regulatory matters in the UK
12 UK limited liability partnerships
Part B Key issues in structuring and drafting UK corporate joint venture documentation and shareholders' agreements
13 Deadlock companies in English company law
14 Minority protection under English company law
15 Typical minority vetoes
16 Directors of UK companies
17 Termination and its consequences
18 Pre-termination put and call options
19 Pre-emption rights on share transfers
20 Purchase and redemption of shares by a UK company
21 Sale or initial public offering of the company
22 Share valuation provisions
23 Dispute resolution
Part C Joint ventures and shareholders' agreements in practice
24 Establishing and documenting a UK corporate joint venture
25 Due diligence, warranties and indemnities
26 Considerations relating to joint ventures and shareholders' agreements involving UK tax resident individuals
27 Special considerations for private equity funds, venture capitalists and other equity providers
28 International joint ventures
Part D Case studies and precedents

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