Setting up a joint venture provides many companies with the ideal form of close cooperation. Two or more parties work together in a new company – in most cases founded for a special project or special activity – in which each party provides a share of the financial assets, work force and/or other assets. The cooperating parties share in the profits and losses. The difference, compared to a merger, is that the parties remain fully independent. However, working together in a joint venture is not without risk. How does one prevent disputes from arising in a joint venture? What are the starting points for successful collaboration? In our Mergers and Acquisitions team, we have a number of lawyers and (junior) civil-law notaries who specialise in legal guidance for joint ventures. This could relate to the process of setting up a joint venture partnership and the drafting and negotiations of the joint venture agreement. We take care of joint ventures for large and medium-sized companies in our own region, but also beyond, on a national and international level. Thanks to the interdisciplinary collaboration in the team, the lines are short and we can advise you very efficiently, from start to finish.
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If you have a cross-border case, we can also be of service to you abroad. Dirkzwager has a German Desk for the German market and is a member of TELFA, a European alliance of law firms and civil-law notary practices. Thanks to the TELFA relationship with the American network USLAW, we also have direct lines to colleagues in the US.