International Trade Centre Incorporated Joint Venture Model Agreement

Treaties are the product of some of the best legal minds in the field of international trade law. They are designed to protect the interests of all parties and to combine a uniform framework of rules and flexible rules allowing parties to insert their own requirements. An agreement by which the customer wants the manufacturer to design, manufacture and deliver certain goods that the customer wishes to integrate into its own final products or services. A joint venture is a classic type of strategic alliance between two or more companies. It can be long-term or short-term and can be used for various activities: engineering, production and distribution, among others. It seemed that no model could meet all these needs and reconcile lawyers from different backgrounds. But the demand for international models was pressing. A joint venture can be the joint execution of an individual business contract or the organization of long-term cooperation between the parties. Model contracts are already available for short-term joint ventures, such as. B a construction contract.

See, for example, the Construction, Installation and Design contracts and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) with www.fidic.org Thus, the experts agreed that the needs were mainly for long- and medium-term joint ventures. Michael Schneider, Jean-Paul Vulliety and Carolyn Olsburg, lawyers at Lalive and Partners, Geneva, Switzerland, developed the draft model contracts for international joint ventures. You can contact info@lalive.ch An agreement on the provision of services to a client. The following points are the time and manner in which the services are provided, the duration of the agreement, the cost of the services and the damages caused by one of the parties. Model joint venture contracts provide the international economy with models for two types of joint venture agreements. The contracts are specifically aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and developing countries. These standard contracts take into account the specificities of specific sectors of activity as well as the requirements of the civil and common law legal systems. Both the guidelines and the texts of the model contracts were reviewed by experts in international trade law with different professional, cultural and legal backgrounds. For several decades, corporate legal departments have secretly developed their own bespoke joint venture contracts. They could not do otherwise: there was no international model and no one dared to propose one in the face of the diversity of cultures and legal practices. Many small businesses today are active in international trade, but do not have access to the contractual forms necessary to protect themselves.

ITC and leading legal experts have developed eight generic contract templates that contain internationally recognised standards and laws for most small business situations. Draft treaties offer practical ways to preserve the international activities of small businesses and to overcome many legal and cultural traditions by harmonizing recurrent legislation that is common for most international treaties. These models are intended for important business activities such as the sale of goods, distribution, services, joint ventures and more. They were originally published in ITC`s 2010 Book: Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business. An ITC book with these model agreements will be available in English and French in 2003. Legal concepts and concepts are provided in each language and efforts are made to reflect the characteristics of both the civil law and the common law system. Options for dealing with different situations are also offered. A comment in the form of a “user manual” is included. It also draws the attention of the parties to the legal provisions which are mandatory in certain States, in particular as regards tax, inheritance and company law. .

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