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Joint venture and partnership disputes

Members of Wilberforce Chambers are regularly instructed in disputes involving joint venture or partnership arrangements of all types (including contractual, LLP, corporate and trust).  Instructions range from the highest of value disputes to the lower in value but nonetheless important and frequently legally complex.  Many matters in which members act involve a multi-jurisdictional or offshore element, and the assets which are at the heart of disputes range from complex corporate or financial investments to land and high-value chattels.  Members also have particular experience in asset-tracing, insolvency and civil fraud work, as well as shareholder disputes and the termination and winding up of joint venture and partnership arrangements.  Members appear in offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Nevis, Bermuda, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

Examples of the types of cases in which members have been instructed include:

  • Advising trustees of property unit trusts and property developers in relation to their property portfolio assets and disputes with joint venture partners
  • Advising pension fund trustees in relation to assets held in joint venture and partnership arrangements
  • Advising limited partners in pensions regulatory matters
  • Acting for shareholders of hedge funds where partnership remedies are sought against other shareholders
  • Representing members of LLPs in relation to property investment/developments
  • Acting for the general partner of an offshore limited partnership facing a petition for winding up on the judge and equitable ground – based on wide-ranging allegations of misconduct limited partners in offshore partnership disputes where breach of fiduciary