A shareholder agreement is a legal document traditionally drafted upon the formation of a new business, protecting the individual investments of the shareholders of a company and outlining how that company is to be managed.
The majority of new businesses are set up between family and friends, and whilst it can be difficult to consider the possibility that in the future a business partner may fail to meet their obligations or experience conflict amongst one another, it is important to prepare.
A shareholder's agreement allows for contractual remedies to any potential future disputes and provides security for all involved parties.
Whether you are starting a business with friends or those of likeminded commercial objectives and talents, a shareholder's agreement establishes a fair relationship; and will cover some of the following items;
- How the company will be managed
- How important decisions will be made
- How the sale of shares are to be conducted
- The rights of any minority shareholders
- Shareholders rights, powers and obligations
EVERY SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT WILL BE UNIQUE DEPENDING ON COMPANY REQUIREMENTS
Every shareholders agreement will be unique depending on company requirements and so it is essential to employ a team of experienced corporate Solicitors that draft a document based on the assessment of your business needs, to support and protect shareholders now and in the future.
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