Corporate and Joint Ventures

We have detailed knowledge and considerable experience in drafting and negotiating complex share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, equity loan agreements and asset management/development management agreements for both onshore and offshore structures. We will also do the related employment work.

Examples:

  • We represent a well-known London based European real estate venture capital provider and have negotiated scores of JV agreements for real estate transactions whether stand-alone or for ‘fighting fund’ deals with rights of first look using various onshore and offshore vehicles. These include JVs for planning and flip plays, retail and office development and investment, hotel and shopping centre acquisitions, student housing development, residential development etc with equity commitments ranging from £10m-£150m
  • Acting for a prime residential developer forming a JV with one of the Candy brothers
  • Acting for a strategic land developer forming a JV with Topland
  • Acting for a UK residential developer forming a JV with Mumbai’s biggest residential developer, Ajmera
  • The corporate team also has experience of advising on:
    • the sale of a £9 million public services company to a US based multinational, including earn-outs, retentions and deferred payments
    • company law, corporate structure, and legal opinions concerning a £20 million credit facility with Unicredit Bank to a multi-national energy supplier
    • general partnership and company law for a £50 million social media company
    • the purchase of a 50% stake in a golf course by an institutional investor
    • various business acquisitions within the UK and general corporate governance advice for a global logistics and transportation company
    • on a £5 million restructure of a chain of London gentlemen’s clubs
    • the sale of a 50% stake in a Knightsbridge restaurant and property to an Asian investor
    • share buy-backs, EMI scheme and franchise agreements for a global fashion retailer with outlets in Europe and the Middle East
    • contractual requirements, company law and breach of confidentiality for a chain of estate agents
    • restrictive covenants, contractual entitlements and shareholder/director obligations for a leading brokerage firm
    • a £25 million partnership dispute involving a range of companies (UK and offshore), trusts, joint ventures and in excess of 50 properties including office, industrial and residential.