Joint ventures, partnerships and other collaborative structures are an important strategic aspect of many of our clients’ businesses.
We advise Irish and international companies on joint venture structures, from the most straightforward to the most complex, on partnership arrangements and on other strategic alliance structures. We work closely with our clients in devising and implementing structures that are designed to meet expectations, facilitate the smooth running of alliances and provide a clear path for solutions if issues arise. Input from our financing, tax and employment colleagues has helped us to identify and implement the optimum structures for some of the most successful joint ventures entered into by Irish companies.
Our expertise in advising on these structures is combined with our sectoral expertise in areas such as IT, technology, media, pharmaceuticals, energy, and healthcare, enabling us to deliver the most effective advice in the structuring and drafting of joint venture and other alliance documentation.
EirGrid plc on various aspects of its Joint Venture with its French counterpart Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) in connection with the development of he Celtic Interconnector which will travel 575 kilometres from East Cork to the north-west coast of Brittany and will be able to import and export enough electricity to power 450,000 homes. It is expected the project will be built and operational by 2026.
Joint venture of ESB and Vodafone Siro, in connection with the second phase of its high-speed broadband network in Ireland with €620m in funding from the European Investment Bank and other lenders and the associated reorganisation of its joint venture structure.
The Hammerson-Allianz joint venture on all Irish law aspects on its purchase of a EUR2.6bn portfolio of loans on Irish shopping malls
Glanbia Co-operative Society on its joint venture with Royal A-ware to build a new €140m continental cheese manufacturing facility in Co Kilkenny
Diageo on joint venture and other development arrangements with top tier developers and funders. .