The Legal Status of the Joint Venture
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
Date posted: August 20, 2009 ; Last revised: September 17, 2009
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