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'Understanding JV's. The good, the bad and the ugly'.
The term 'joint venture' is often used without much - if any understanding of what it means, or might mean, legally.
It can often be used as a 'sexy' way to draw in investors to part with their money.
I'm completely flexible but have in mind a conversation geared around investors in property, what and how things can go wrong- with a smattering of high level examples from Alex' work acting for investors (including HNW individuals, international investors and lenders) in disputes nationally, and his views on how to avoid them ever happening.
JV's can take the form of multiple legal wrappers and outcomes can range from being a great way to bring different people/experience/input to the table (time, money, knowledge); with positive outcomes ('the good'); where something unforeseen happens (no profit, only loss; market changes; wrong wrapper for tax etc) 'the bad'; or those always geared around ripping off the investor ('the ugly').'
Alex initially trained as a Barrister (non-practicing) before cross-qualifying as a specialist commercial and property litigation solicitor. Prior to becoming joint owner of Helix Law in 2013, he was Head of Litigation and one of the youngest partners in the region in a large firm based in Eastbourne. Comfortable and experienced litigating against large international City firms, he has successfully resolved complex commercial and property disputes for clients ranging from large international businesses and property investors to individual business people.
Alex is an accredited commercial mediator and he is increasingly asked to advise on contracts, risk, dispute avoidance and exit strategies. He also continues to develop and innovate our products, services and funding arrangements with the aim of making specialist litigation services more transparent and accessible.
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