The Legal Status of the Joint Venture

  • Robert Flannigan


Commercial actors commonly describe their group undertakings as joint ventures. That practice has infiltrated the judicial lexicon and appears to be fostering a supposition on the part of some judges that a joint venture is a distinct legal form. The supposition is unwarranted. A review of the American, English, Australian, and Canadian case law and commentary discloses no substantive basis for the claim of distinct status.

Author Biography

Robert Flannigan
University of Saskatchewan.