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Shareholder Agreements

The Rights and Obligations of Shareholders

You are busy running your company, right? The last thing you want to be worried about is the relationships between shareholders in your business. It is important that the rights and obligations of shareholders are set down in writing, so that everybody knows where they stand, whether your company was formed as a joint venture, is a small family company or is made up of a number of different investors. We understand that whilst these things are important, there is so much else that gets in the way.

There is no need to put this off any longer. If you are local we will come and see you. If not, we will speak with you on the telephone at a time that suits you, whether or not that’s within the normal business hours of 9am-5pm.

Our qualified and experienced solicitors, Joe Middleton, Chris Biggs or Graeme Parker will quickly get to know your circumstances and the requirements you may have. They can help you to set out clearly:

  • What will happen if the company is sold or listed in the future?
  • Arrangements for the appointment and removal of directors;
  • Arrangements for voting at meetings;
  • The different categories of shareholding and the rights and obligations attaching to such shares;
  • Shareholders policies relating to meetings and company decisions; and
  • Provisions regarding confidentiality and how shareholders dispose of their shareholdings.

Unfortunately for the majority of businesses, many of the above questions can lead to disputes at the worst possible time. Only then when it is often too late do the shareholders contact us for advice.

Shareholder disputes can prove extremely costly, time consuming and damaging to your reputation. Can you afford to put this off any longer? Speak to us today while time and strong, amicable relationships are on your side as discussions on these matters now might be the best solution to an otherwise likely future dispute. Please call Joe, Chris or Graeme today, or complete the enquiry form and we’ll get in touch with you at a time that suits you best.

Joe Middleton FCCA ACIS

Senior Partner I Commercial Property

01844 268 304

jmiddleton@lightfoots.co.uk

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