Joint Venture And Shared Services

If you or your company is looking to set up a  joint venture with other companies under a shared services format, Blackstone Solicitors can provide all of the expert legal assistance you need, advise on the legal due diligence process that is required and guide you as to the best company structure. We have considerable experience in this area of law and can advise you throughout the process. We can also help with any relevant documentation to ensure you achieve everything you are hoping to through any agreement you make and the requirements and contents of the shared services agreement

Speak to our joint venture solicitors today to find out more about how we can assist you and your business. Call us on 0345 901 0445 or allow us to call you back by completing our online enquiry form.

Our Approach

We place a huge emphasis on getting things done properly and efficiently. This is also true when providing legal advice concerning joint ventures and shared services structures; we have vast experience of drawing up joint venture agreements in multiple business sectors, doing so comprehensively and ensuring all of the necessary provisions for each party are properly set out, fulfilling every aim and objective whatever the preferred structure is.

What Are Shared Services?

Shared services involve public sector bodies working or combining in order to pool knowledge, skills and resources in the development or delivery of services. This mostly takes the form of administrative functions. There are a number of models available including new models such as those involving a range of different organisations (eg, a local authority, a university and an NHS foundation trust), those that aim to generate a commercial return and public service mutuals.

Regardless of the nature and complexity of any proposed joint venture, our solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you achieve an outcome that is both fair and beneficial. We will take the time to make sure you fully understand the structure of any shared services arrangement and its objectives, as well as what is expected of each party to the joint venture.

Why Legal Help is Important

There are a number of structures available, ranging from informal working arrangements and joint procurement to the creation of new corporate vehicles. These include:

  • Framework agreements for several customers.
  • Joint purchasing.
  • Public sector co-operation.
  • In-house (Teckal) company.
  • Joint venture.
  • Public service mutual.
  • Informal joint working.
  • Joint appointments or employment.

Shared services and joint ventures can be complex and it is therefore essential that the terms are in your best interests and the joint venture agreement is drawn up in such a way that it meets your particular objectives.

At Blackstone, we can help to ensure the agreement is fair and gives you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you are looking for. Joint ventures and shared service agreements can cover a wide range of collaborative business arrangements, each with their own specific requirements and intricacies. It is therefore imperative that you seek expert legal help to ensure any joint venture you are involved in is suitable and correct and that thorough legal due diligence is carried out prior to any agreement.

Our Services

We provide various services for parties looking to set up a joint venture agreement and drafting a shared service structure for various business sectors. We can advise on limitations of liability and indemnities, data protection, transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) 2006 (TUPE), statutory powers, issues with corporate vehicles and treatment of tax.

Get in Touch

Find out more about our services and how our joint venture solicitors can help you and your business by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0345 901 0445 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.

We are able to help business throughout the North West – including Manchester and Chester – as well as the rest of the UK, from our offices in Cheshire and London.

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