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Joint Ventures - Structures, Documentation and Terms

This online market briefing, led by James Wilkinson (Partner, Global Corporate Group) and his team at Reed Smith, examines joint ventures and the important role they play in real estate, covering their many forms as well as the documentation required to give them effect.

Including: why joint venture; the possible structures; dividing up risk vs reward; common pitfalls and what happens in the case of deadlock and early exit; what are the current and longer-term challenges brought about by COVID-19

Sign up for this online market briefing and receive the following …

  • Detailed sessions covering joint venture partnerships and structures, tax, heads of terms, contracts and regulations, confidentiality agreements, due diligence, negotiation, documentation structure, risks vs rewards split, profit share distributions, leadership, common pitfalls, and dealing with partnership disputes and deadlock
  • Extensive use throughout each session of a commercial development joint venture case study to demonstrate the ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of a joint venture partnership – no important area will be overlooked

Pricing and how to register

Fees for the 4-part course: £299 + VAT. Click here to register. 

About this online market briefing:

Joint ventures are often absolutely essential in real estate investment projects but are notoriously complex and risk prone.  Perhaps more so than ever, there are many issues that must be addressed without delay, including the potential impact of unprecedented new challenges both in the UK and worldwide.  Lack of knowledge is the biggest risk of all.

This online briefing is designed to meet the needs of property developers, dealers and investors, lenders and financiers, representatives of public and private companies, investment bankers, pension funds, insurance companies, land owning public bodies and corporates, local authorities, solicitors, surveyors, estate agents, accountants, tax advisors, statutory undertakers and finance brokers.


For a full breakdown of each session please click here.

Session 1: 
What is a joint venture and why are joint ventures necessary?
Joint venture structures – partnerships; limited liability partnerships; limited liability companies; complex tax aspects

Session 2: 
Preliminaries – including heads of terms; confidentiality agreements; due diligence 
Documentation Part I – including development, property management and asset management agreements

Session 3:
Documentation Part II – including shareholders’ and partnership agreements; Articles of Association; business plans

Session 4:
Common pitfalls – including what happens if more funding is required; introducing new JV partners to the arrangement; share transfers
Exit/deadlock – including the risks of going and the risk of not going; remedies and resolutions in deadlock; sale of assets; distribution of assets