Circular No. 20/17: Seminar on Law of Joint Ventures (7 July 2017)

Please be informed that the Continuing Professional Development Sub-Committee is organising a seminar on law of joint ventures.

Particulars of the Seminar are as follows:

Date 7th July 2017 (Friday)
Time 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Registration at 8.30 a.m.)
Venue Level 1, Abdullah A. Rahman Auditorium
Johore Bar Building
No. 5 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Susur 1/1 80000 Johor Bahru
Fees RM 100.00 for Members of the Johore Bar;
RM 50.00 for Members Admitted from 1 July 2011;
RM 50.00 for Pupils-in-Chambers | Law Students; and
RM 120.00 for Non-Members
(Fees are inclusive of 6% GST)
CPD code T3/07072017/JHB/JHB172427/6 (6 CPD points)


The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Macro-considerations

What is a joint venture
When are joint ventures, as business vehicles appropriate
What are the types of joint venture

  • Managing the negotiations

Secrecy agreements
Heads of agreement
Conditions precedent and consents
Types of vehicle

  • Unincorporated joint ventures

Partnership Act 1961
Legal nature of an unincorporated association
A partnership and unincorporated association compared
Limited Liability Partnership compared

  • Joint venture companies

Parties’ relationship
Minority shareholders’ protection
Shareholders’ agreements
Memorandum and Articles of a joint venture company

Managing and controlling the membership of the company
Management of the joint venture company
Voting agreement and its power
Stalemates, deadlock, termination and transfer of shares

  • Property joint ventures

What is property joint venture
Other arrangements compared
Why are property joint ventures attractive
Types of property joint venture
How to choose the appropriate vehicle
The form of a property joint venture agreement

  • Financing the vehicle

Financing an unincorporated and incorporated joint venture
Debt-equity dynamics

  • Specimens

Secrecy Agreement
Confidentiality Undertaking
A Heads of agreement
A joint venture agreement
Shareholders Agreement

About the Speaker

Lim Kien Chai, a legal practitioner is a Chartered Accountant and an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and has a multi-disciplinary professional and career background spanning over a period of more than 30 years. He holds the following academic and professional qualifications: Bachelor Degree of Accounting from the University of Malaya (Hons); Bachelor Degree of Law from the University of London (Hons); Chartered Institute of Management Accountants from the United Kingdom; Post-graduate professional qualification in Certified Internal Auditor from the United States of America; and Certificate of Legal Practice from Malaysia. He was a Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.

Registration must be accompanied with payment to guarantee your place and is on a first-come first served basis.

CPD points and Certificate of attendance will be given upon completion of the whole session to participants who have attended until the end of the event.

Cash/Cheque should be crossed and made payable to JOHORE BAR HOUSE & LIBRARY FUND. Fee paid is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

Please direct all correspondence (including completed registration form and proof of payment) to the Johore Bar Secretariat not later than Thursday, 6th July 2017.


Santhi a/p Balachandran
Continuing Professional Development

Circular No. 20-17 Seminar on Law of Joint Ventures (7 July 2017)

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