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Before You Tie the Knot, edited by partner Tony Damian and consultant Emeritus Professor J W Carter, is a leading book on the law and practice of joint ventures and related issues.

Before You Tie the Knot features contributions from more than 20 experienced practitioners and consultants from Herbert Smith Freehills.

The book covers a range of areas relating to joint ventures including contract law, company law, intellectual property, competition law, dispute resolution, employment law, financing and taxation. It also contains sector-specific insights in relation to resources joint ventures and private equity joint ventures, as well as a chapter on English law joint ventures.



About the authors

Tony Damian

Tony is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading M&A lawyers. Tony has a track record of helping clients achieve their goals in the most complex and significant transactions. For over 25 years, Tony has assisted clients by providing strategic and practical advice.

Emeritus Professor J W Carter

Specialising in Contract, transaction-based Commercial Law and Restitution, John has written extensively in all these areas. His PhD was published as Breach of Contract in 1984. Three further editions of that work have been published. The title of the current edition (published in 2018) is Carter’s Breach of Contract. 

How to purchase a copy

Cost: $100 (inc. GST) plus $15.95 postage (Australia). 

Copies of the book can be purchased here: 

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For any questions in relation to purchasing the book, please contact Laura Elliott or Amanda Puskaric.

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