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James Ayliffe QC

Call: 1987    QC: 2008

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Joint Venture & Partnership

Much of James’ work is concerned with disputes and issues relating to joint ventures and partnership arrangements of all types (contractual, corporate, LLP, LLC, trust etc), including

  • enforceability of JV/partnership arrangements,
  • breach of JV/partnership agreement;
  • breach of fiduciary and other duties;
  • misappropriation or mismanagement of JV/partnership assets;
  • knowing receipt/assistance;
  • termination and winding up of JV/partnership arrangements.

Some representative cases include:

  • advising pension fund trustees in relation to dispute with joint venture partner in relation to marketing and sale of their interest in the joint venture;
  • advising property unit trust in relation to expert determination of disputes arising in relation to joint venture for re-development of city centre shopping centre;
  • representing member of LLP in £10m claim for damages for breach of fiduciary and other duties and recovery of ‘secret profit’ made by partner;
  • advising property developer facing £40m claim by former JV partner for account of profits from acquisition and development of valuable land site;
  • representing corporate vehicle for investment of Euro 60m in shopping malls in Eastern Europe in defence of multi-million pound claim by one of investors;
  • acting for one of two 50/50 shareholders in dispute relating to joint venture for sale of agricultural equipment in the former CIS;
  • advising investor in joint venture for establishment of a private jet hire business regarding dispute with other investors.