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Full Service Joint Venture Advisors
Corporate Services

Howard Legal Group will assist you in creating companies, winding up companies and maintaining corporate compliance with ASIC during the lifetime of your companies.

Key services we provide are:

Registering companies including foreign companies;

Maintaining company registers and minute books;

Drafting company documents such as minutes of meetings or company resolutions, Constitutions and Share Certificates;

Deregistering companies; and

Ensuring companies are complying with ASIC and regulatory requirements such as lodging annual financial statements and updating company details.

FORMATION OF JOINT VENTURES

We provide a full service relating to the creation of Joint Venture Agreements (JVAs) including structuring and negotiating JVAs and other necessary documents such as:

Shareholder Agreements for Incorporated Joint Ventures (i.e. joint venturers creating a joint venture company in which they hold an interest as shareholders);

Constitutions;

Lifting and Balancing Agreements;

Unitisation Agreements;

Gas Sales Agreements;

Farmin Agreements; and

Confidentiality Agreements.

MAINTAINING A JOINT VENTURE

Once a joint venture has been created, we can assist in the following matters:

Assist in creating and maintaining strong working relationships with joint venturers;

Ensuring the project runs smoothly;

Participating in joint venture meetings on behalf of our clients;

Ensuring correct information flow; and

Assisting with management/operatorship of the joint venture.

DISPUTES IN A JOINT VENTURE

In the event of a dispute in the joint venture, we will:

Assist in avoiding costly disputes by participating in early negotiations; and/or

Assist parties resolve disputes through mediation.

EXITING OR SELLING AN INTEREST IN A JOINT VENTURE

If you wish to exit or sell an interest in a joint venture, we will assist with this process by preparing:

The interest for sale;

Share Sale Agreements;

Sales & Purchase Agreements; and/or

Farmout Agreements.