Memorandum of Incorporation

The Memorandum of Incorporation, or MOI, sets out the rules governing the conduct of the company, as specified by its owners. The Companies Act imposes certain specific requirements on the content of a Memorandum of Incorporation, as necessary to protect the interests of shareholders in the company, and provides for a number of default company rules / alterable provisions, which companies may accept or alter as they wish as long as it is in line with the Companies Act. Make sure to read through these provisions as they will help you understand the manner in which your business should be operating.

Joint-Venture Agreement

A Joint Venture Agreement is a contract used to set up a business arrangement between two or more parties who agree to combine resources for a limited time to accomplish a particular project or goal.

Joint ventures are a way to enter markets through the partnering of commercial resources. Within joint ventures, equity positions are usually taken by the participants. Such holdings can vary substantially in size, although it is usually important to establish clear lines of management decision-making control in order to achieve success. A lesser form of participation, which may or may not involve equity participation, involves strategic alliances.