Hewitt on Joint Ventures, 7th Edition

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Hewitt on Joint Ventures, Seventh 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
    • 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

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)

New in this edition:

This work 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


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