Joint Ventures

We have advised on a variety of different joint ventures. Our experience ranges from conventional holding company joint ventures, through limited and general partnership structures to semi-permanent mergers by contract in the form of dual-listed companies.

These structures often cross national boundaries, involve parties from a range of different jurisdictions and include operative agreements under a variety of national laws. On these international joint ventures we work closely with leading local counsel.

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Our key experience includes advising:

Ineos on a proposed joint venture with BASF SE to combine their global styrene activities.

Land Securities on a joint venture with Countryside Properties (UK) Limited, the leading residential developer. The joint venture represents a key strategic alliance between the parties and will lead to the development of approximately 750 new homes in the Thames gateway.

Reuters and CME on creation of FXMarketSpace, the world's first centrally-cleared, global foreign exchange (FX) marketplace through a new 50/50 joint venture company.

Moody's Corporation on a proposed joint venture with China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co.

Cazenove Group plc on an investment banking joint venture with JPMorgan Chase.

Marks and Spencer on its business joint venture with HSBC to develop Marks & Spencer Money.