Published on 17 Oct 12
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
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.
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
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Jonathon Leek is a Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers in Perth with more than 20 years of tax experience. Prior to commencing at the Bar, Jonathon was a partner in leading law firms in Sydney and Perth for 14 years. He advises on transactions with a particular focus on the energy, resources and real estate sectors. He also acts in tax disputes from risk reviews and audits right through to litigation in all courts and tribunals. Jonathon is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Australia where he lectures in the postgraduate units Tax Dispute Resolution and Advanced Corporate Tax. Jonathon has been recognised as one of Australia's leading tax lawyers in a range of client and peer surveys over many years. Current at 27 April 2016
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