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Blog Bite: What are the consequences of the SBA’s proposed rules establishing a government-wife mentor-protege program for small businesses?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how the SBA issued proposed rules that would establish a government-wide mentor-protege program for all small business types. These propo...

Blog Bite: How can joint venture partners ensure the duty of good faith applies to their commercial endeavour?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explores the doctrine of good faith and how parties may achieve some measure of certainty as to how it might apply in a legal landscape in which th...

Blog Bite: How can a main contractor protect itself in a subcontract construction agreement in Nigeria?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explains ways a main contractor can protect itself in a subcontract agreement. The author suggests that the main contractor should ensure that the ...

Blog Bite: What are the benefits of a small business being in a mentor-protege arrangement for the purposes of contracting with the federal government?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com addresses how small businesses can prevent losing contracts with government agencies when they are affiliated with a larger firm. For the federal g...

Blog Bite: Are joint ventures riskier than other contracting structures?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com critically examines the claim that joint ventures are riskier than other contracting structures. It concludes that they are not, provided that part...

Blog Bite: What is the threshold test that a joint venture has been formed for the purpose of triggering affiliation from the tax perspective?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com talks about how businesses may desire to jointly solve problems under a mentor-protege definition, that, under specific rules, might trigger a defi...

Blog Bite: What should a Swiss business keep in mind when considering establishing a joint venture in China?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com looks at the growing relationship of Switzerland to Asia by means of a free trade agreement that creates prospects for growth through mergers and a...

Employee or Consultant?

Consulting agreements are often structured carefully to make it clear that the nature of the relationship is not an employment relationship, but a consulting relationship. What happens if the confiden...

Blog Bite: How can organizations minimize the risks associated with their independent contractors’ designations?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the benefits and, more importantly, the risks associated with designating workers as independent contractors in a contract (e.g., risk of...

Blog Bite: What laws must parties be aware of when structuring a contractor agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com pinpoints notable features of the Russian Federation's Civil Code with respect to independent contractor agreements such as mandatory provisions, d...

Blog Bite: How can employers avoid having their independent contractors classified as employees in the USA?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how employers can avoid having their independent contractors classified as employees. The author discusses recent cases to suggest that e...

Blog Bite: What are the types of company formations in Russia?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com details the various types of business entities in Russia and regulatory issues which may arise in a joint venture. Some joint venture proposals may...

Blog Bite: Why is an operating agreement important for protecting the joint venturer’s individual interests?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com talks about how joint venturers may be found jointly and severally liable to their counterparties. Joint venturers should proactively plan for the ...

Blog Bite: Who oversees and/or does all the work in operating a joint venture?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com speaks to questions like, how important is setting out the individual and joint responsibilities? Who measures the success? How important is it tha...

Blog Bite: What are the considerations in allowing for a joint venturer to partially or fully exit (i.e., transfer ownership to a third party)?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how time restrictions for sale, approval mechanism, allocation of risk among other things, are considerations for the entry and exit of n...

Blog Bite: What’s the best approach for more than one not-for-profit organization to combine efforts?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com sets out discusses the various structures non-profit organizations can use to combine activities. This comes to you as a part of Clausehound's exci...

Blog Bite: Are there implied fiduciary duties in a joint venture agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses implied fiduciary duties into joint venture agreements, specifically the duties to act in good faith and to not misuse venture revenues. ...

Blog Bite: What marketing strategies should joint ventures avoid in order to retain the protection of the exclusionary provisions for joint ventures under the CCA?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com states that joint ventures risk foregoing their limited exceptions under the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) by agreeing to engage in joint pric...

Blog Bite: Why will an employer never include a non-competition in an independent contractor contract?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com outlines that if an employer attempts to hire someone as an independent contractor instead of an employee for benefits such as Obama care and minim...

Blog Bite: What key considerations should parties keep in mind when structuring joint ventures?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com sets out considerations for parties attempting to set up a joint venture. Summarily, parties should maintain detailed documents, ensure frequent an...

Blog Bite: What should be kept in mind when considering establishing a joint venture in China?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com notes the difficulty of establishing successful joint ventures in the Chinese market and suggests some best practices like being sensitive and open...

Blog Bite: How does the inclusion of an expressed duty of good faith in a contract affect parties in a joint venture agreement in the UK?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com states that the inclusion of an expressed duty of good faith can have several consequences to parties of a joint venture agreement. Parties will li...

Blog Bite: Are parties to a joint venture agreement have obliged to act with good faith to each other?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com relies on a recent judicial holding to illustrate that parties of a joint venture agreement may have an implied obligation to act with good faith. ...

Blog Bite: What factors affect the way in which a business must structure a joint-venture in order to ensure optimum performance?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com lays out an algorithmic approach to entering a joint venture agreement and considerations or priorities at each stage of the decision-making proces...

Blog Bite: How can parties avoid violating antitrust laws during the negotiation phase of a joint-venture agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com cautions against prematurely sharing information or integrating personnel before closing a joint-venture agreement. Such practices could be deemed ...
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