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.
How to Cite
Flannigan, R. (1). The Legal Status of the Joint Venture. Alberta Law Review, 46(3), 713.