A joint venture Agreement is a contract between two or more parties who want to do business together for a period of time. Instead of creating a formal partnership or new legal entity, a contractual joint venture ("JV") allows the parties to continue filing their tax returns yet reap the financial benefits of sharing resources and risks.
The agreement may establish a business purpose, governance structure and operational rules for the joint venture, The agreement should also set forth the terms and conditions under which the joint venture may be terminated, as well as the choice of law and venue for resolving any disputes.
A JV Agreement will identify the following fundamental elements:
useful details a Joint Undertaking Agreement