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The Legal Status of the Joint Venture

Robert Flannigan

University of Saskatchewan

August 20, 2009

Alberta Law Review, Vol. 46, pp. 713-739, 2009

Commercial actors commonly describe their group undertakings as joint ventures. That practice has infiltrated the judicial lexicon and appears to be fostering a supposition on the part of some judges that a joint venture is a distinct legal form. The supposition is unwarranted. A review of the American, English, Australian and Canadian case law and commentary discloses no substantive basis for the claim of distinct status.

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Keywords: joint venture, distinct status, single transaction, partnership, syndicate, strategic alliance, share product

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Date posted: August 20, 2009 ; Last revised: September 17, 2009

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Flannigan, Robert, The Legal Status of the Joint Venture (August 20, 2009). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 46, pp. 713-739, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1458503

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