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Gavin Williams and James Farrell

Herbert Smith Freehills

Monday 10 December 2018

Genesis with company law

The term ‘joint venture’ is typically used today to refer to the pursuit of a common goal by two or more companies, whether simply by means of contractual arrangements or by creating a separate entity. However, all partnerships and companies with multiple distinct shareholders or members technically qualify as joint ventures, in the purest sense (namely, a collaboration between two or more legal or natural persons with the aim of conducting a shared business). Indeed, the early laws on partnerships and companies were established to regulate the allocation of responsibility and liability as businesses moved from being carried on by sole traders alone to multiple parties sharing risk and reward together.

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