What we do: Joint venture agreement legal services
For a JV to be successful for all parties, it’s essential that the agreement and the terms within it are clear and legally binding.
Our commercial solicitors have many years’ experience in setting up various JVs for clients looking to gain access to other experts or industry specialists for a commercial project. We’ve helped set up many JV contracts for our clients, focusing on:
- Intellectual property
- Management of the JV
- Finance – managing who is responsible for funding and paying contributions to the JV
- Competition and restrictions
- Deadlock and dispute resolution
- Possible exit routes and termination
- Shares of profits
Who we help
We help a variety of businesses in all sectors, from entrepreneurs, micro-businesses and start-ups, to medium and large businesses with a turnover in excess of £10million. Our joint venture agreement solicitors have all worked in top 100 law firms or in-house at major international businesses, so they can appreciate first-hand how different each business is.
Why choose our joint venture agreement solicitors?
You may wonder why you may need a commercial solicitor to draft a JV agreement or review an agreement that has already been put in place. While many JV templates are available for you to fill out however you wish, it’s important to remember that no two JV agreements are the same. The right legal advice can help you decide which type of agreement works best for you and can be tailored to your specific needs – as well as point out any contentious issues or loop holes in your agreement.
Our corporate and commercial solicitors have extensive experience in joint venture agreements, and can collaborate with our expert solicitors in other legal areas to give you a seamless service, ensuring your JV agreement is legally sound from a holistic viewpoint. Find out more about our joint venture agreement lawyers here:
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
IP & Commercial Technology Partner
Before joining us Rob worked for Santander bank as an IP/brand management lawyer and also at Shakespeare Martineau.View profile
Emilia trained at SJ Berwin, moving to Reed Smith LLP and then as in-house counsel for Eurostar before joining the team at Harper James. She specialises in commercial transactions, particularly in commercial contract negotiation and SaaS products.View profile
Commercial and Data Protection Solicitor
Lillian previously worked in private practice and in-house (litigation and non-litigation) in the City of London, advising on the legal and commercial dilemmas any organisation faces.View profile
Commercial and Corporate Solicitor
Kate is a commercial and corporate lawyer, advising businesses from start-ups up to global companies on everything from investment and franchising to sale and purchase transactions, exits and much more.View profile
Rana is a commercial solicitor specialising in commercial contracts, data protection and financial services.View profile
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a career including time at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work.View profile
As a previous partner at DLA Piper, Sarah comes with a rich pedigree in providing expert commercial services for her clients.View profile
IP, Commercial & Technology Associate Solicitor
Ed joins our commercial team and specialises in IT, IP and general technology related contracts, but can also advise on a range of commercial matters.View profile
Michelle regularly advises business owners on corporate and commercial legal matters. She was partner in a regional firm and has also spent time in-house at a Higher Education business dealing with its research, innovation and knowledge exchange contracts.View profile
Commercial Technology & Data Protection Solicitor
David is a commercial solicitor, specialising in technology and data protection. He joins us having worked as in-house counsel for the BBC and OUP.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
They adopted a proactive approach to overcoming issues, and their knowledge of the sector and investors and preparedness to identify novel solutions has proved extremely beneficial.
We’ve been working with the team for over a year and since day one they've been pragmatic, diligent and above all, committed throughout. They work hard to add value and have been of great benefit to us and our investors.
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
For us, the support of Harper James Solicitors has been a gift. The collaboration we have had has been of tremendous importance. The service has been superb value for money.