Joint ventures and limited partnerships

We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating incorporated and unincorporated joint venture and shareholder agreements, and limited partnerships.

Overview

We understand that participants have a common commercial objective to achieve in joint venture arrangements.

Practical support and advice

We will guide you through which structure best suits your proposed joint venture, and explain the pros and cons of limited partnerships.

We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating incorporated and unincorporated joint venture and shareholder agreements, and limited partnerships.  We produce well structured and practical documents that provide a workable framework for joint ventures.

Local and international experience

We have worked on joint venture arrangements both domestically and internationally in virtually every sector. Our advice covers:

  • Structuring
  • How best to record required inputs
  • The scope of the joint venture business
  • Operational control
  • Governance
  • Business policy.
Our specialists guide our clients on all joint venture related issues, including:
  • Future participation
  • New entrant criteria
  • Adjustments to participation share
  • Dispute, termination and exit arrangements.
We help clients navigate tax, resolve disputes, and terminate joint ventures

We work closely with our taxation specialists to provide guidance on taxation implications for chosen joint venture structures.  We help clients to navigate and resolve disputes under joint ventures, and to terminate joint ventures.



Work highlights

Landcorp Farming

We advised Landcorp Farming on its joint venture with Pengxin in relation to the Crafar farms.

Asciano

We advised Asciano on the acquisition of Port of Tauranga's interest in the C3 joint venture.

Auckland Council

We advised Auckland Council on the formation of its 100 year limited partnership with The Selwyn Foundation to create Haumaru Housing.

Whanganui Port Limited Partnership

We advised Whanganui Port Limited Partnership entities on the Whanganui Port Limited Partnership and related entities and structuring.

Te Rāhui Herenga Waka Whakatāne 2021 Limited Partnership

We advised Te Rāhui Herenga Waka Whakatāne 2021 Limited Partnership on its partnership structuring and associated joint venture issues, and on implementation of the development of the Whakatāne Commercial Boat Harbour.

Cuthbert Stewart

We advised Cuthbert Stewart on the creation and establishment of its joint venture entity Gridworks.


Our team

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures…

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Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London…

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John Buchan

Partner, Christchurch

John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property. He acts on a wide range of transactions…

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Lisette Hood

Partner, Auckland

Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and merge…

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Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including…

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Philip Wood

Partner, Auckland

Philip specialises in providing commercial, IT, telecommunication, media and television/film sector advice including strategic advice…

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Rupert Rouch

Partner, Wellington

Rupert is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate …

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