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Joint Ventures and Shareholders’ Agreements

Author: Susan Singleton

ISBN: 9781526516084

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Edition: Sixth

Publication Date: November 2021

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

Joint Ventures and Shareholders’ Agreements

Joint Ventures and Shareholders’ Agreements

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.

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