Joint Ventures Law in Australia: An Empirical Evaluation of Their Utility
W. D. Duncan
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2005
2 Rev ed
The same thing could be said of the 2nd edition of Joint Ventures Law in Australia. One of the books core strengths comes from its variety of authors, each one of them free to express a different, sometimes conflicting opinion. Doing so enhances the text by providing a range of perspectives on joint ventures law and makes it that much more informative for the reader. The new edition contains new and entirely rewritten chapters to accommodate over a decade of changes since the first edition: Chapter 2 on the fiduciary aspects of unincorporated joint ventures has been completely re-written. new chapter on the common law obligations of good faith in the performance and enforcement of joint ventures has been introduced to take into account recent developments. The financing of joint ventures in the form of Public Private Partnerships have become more common and as a result the chapter on the financing of joint ventures has been extensively rewritten. The chapter originally titled Negotiating joint venture has been recast to emphasis structure and formation and a new chapter has been introduced on the subject of the capacity of local government and government owned corporations to engage in joint ventures. All other chapters in this edition have been extensively revised and updated with new statutory and case material where necessary. Joint Ventures Law in Australia successfully strikes a balance between material upon public and private joint ventures and it will be useful to practitioners and academics researching any aspect of joint venture law.