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The resources joint venture paper


Resources joint ventures are normally unincorporated. This paper explores the unincorporated joint venture from a legal and tax perspective, including:

  • the features of an unincorporated joint venture
  • the unincorporated joint venture versus other structures
  • establishment of an unincorporated joint venture
  • operation of an unincorporated joint venture
  • exit from an unincorporated joint venture
  • income tax, GST and stamp duty issues specific to an unincorporated joint venture.

Author profiles

Jonathon Leek CTA
Jonathon Leek, CTA is a Partner at Deloitte Legal and leads the Perth Practice. He is a solicitor and barrister with almost 25 years of experience gained in Sydney and Perth, including 18 years as a partner in leading law firms and as a barrister at the independent bar. Jonathon has extensive knowledge and experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions in the public and private spheres. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Australia where he lectures in postgraduate tax law and coordinates the units on “Advanced Australian Corporate Tax” and “Tax Dispute Resolution”. Jonathon is a member of the Tax Institute’s WA State Council and chair of its WA Technical Committee. He has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading tax lawyers in a number of client and peer surveys over many years, including Best Lawyers, Chambers Guide and the International Tax Review. - Current at 17 January 2018
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Peter Jarosek
Peter Jarosek is a Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Perth. He is a corporate lawyer specialising in oil and gas and other energy and resources projects. He acts for the operators and joint venturers in LNG projects as well as the producers or customers in relation to major gas supply contracts. Peter has been recognised as one of Australia's leading energy and resources lawyers in a range of surveys including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and Doyle's Guide. - Current at 15 October 2012


This was presented at 2012 National Resources Tax Conference .

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