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Joint Ventures

Sunday, 25 August 2019
"Tom Purton...'proactively delivers very sensible solutions to difficult and complex questions, with an acute sensitivity to client needs'..."

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We have recently advised:

  • Pinewood Studios on joint ventures in Germany and the Dominican Republic for film studios to be operated under the Pinewood Studios brand 
  • Benson Elliott on a complex joint venture with Stanhope for redevelopment of the Station Hill site in Reading, one of the largest commercial developments in the UK
  • Virgin Media Television on its interest in joint ventures with the BBC for the UKTV television channels
  • The on its joint venture Accrington Technologies, which develops advanced ticketing systems
  • Force India, the Formula 1 team, on its technical partnership with McLaren Mercedes
  • Gala Coral, on betting and gaming joint ventures in Germany, Turkey and Malta
  • GTC, on key infrastructure joint ventures for gas, electricity, and other services
  • Vestey in connection with the establishment of a joint venture for the importation, promotion and distribution of meat in Russia
  • SSP in relation to joint ventures for the operation of catering franchises in India and the UAE respectively

Other active clients include: Shepherd Neame, Safestore, TSL Education, (publisher of Times Educational Supplement) and Peel Holdings.


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Commercial, IP & Technology

Tom Purton

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Tom is a partner in the Commercial, IP and Technology Department at Travers Smith. He has a broad-based commercial practice with particular emphasis on strategic alliances (including joint ventures) and commercial contracts (in particular, outsourcing and other supply agreements, franchise, brewing, agency, sponsorship and distribution agreements).

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