Companies, joint ventures & partnerships

Companies, joint ventures & partnerships overview

We have extensive experience acting in complex director and shareholder disputes. Members of our team regularly advise on and appear in matters involving directors’ duties, misfeasance, section 994/unfair prejudice petitions, derivative actions, claims for just and equitable winding up, claims arising out of joint venture agreements, and disputes concerning company articles of association and shareholder agreements.

Our members are also experts on corporate governance and the application of the Companies Act 2006. We regularly provide advice and representation to companies, directors and shareholders on pre-emption rights, company restoration, capital reduction, registration requirements and the rectification of the register of companies.

In addition, we provide a broad and highly-regarded offering in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of the law of partnerships, LLPs and joint ventures. Our expertise covers buyouts of business partners, the dissolution of partnerships and allegations of self-dealing or conflicts of interest against partners/joint venturers, misappropriation of business opportunities and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Members provide advice about the drafting of partnership and joint venture agreements and conversion to LLPs and have considerable experience litigating disputes over such agreements.  They are regularly instructed in relation to well-known national and international partnerships and joint ventures, including firms offering professional, advisory and financial investment services.

We represent parties in claims concerning family run firms as well as large multinational companies and, in all cases, our approach is commercial and practical.  Our cross-disciplinary expertise in construction, arbitration, insurance, intellectual property, civil fraud, insolvency, property and trusts law means our members are uniquely placed to offer comprehensive advice and solutions to companies across a range of industries.

News

Unfair prejudice: flexible but unpredictable?

21/06/2021

Does the rule against reflective loss apply to former shareholders? A review of Nectrus Ltd v UCP PLC

08/04/2021

Claim stayed despite exclusive jurisdiction clause (Traxys Europe SA v Sodexmines Nigeria Limited and Basem El Ali)

14/08/2020

The adjournment of today’s winding up list

25/03/2020

David Lewis appointed silk in the 2018-19 competition

10/01/2019

Articles

Unfair prejudice: flexible but unpredictable?

21/06/2021

Does the rule against reflective loss apply to former shareholders? A review of Nectrus Ltd v UCP PLC

08/04/2021

Claim stayed despite exclusive jurisdiction clause (Traxys Europe SA v Sodexmines Nigeria Limited and Basem El Ali)

14/08/2020

The adjournment of today’s winding up list

25/03/2020