Shareholders Agreements

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract entered into between a company and some or all of its shareholders. Agreements vary widely, however, typically the agreement is designed to protect all the parties against a majority using their voting powers to the detriment of the others.

Although not a legal requirement, without such an agreement, a company is under the control of those who hold a majority of the votes at a directors’ or shareholders’ meeting. If a major issue arises that affects the running of the company, or the interests of individual shareholders, most shareholders want to have their say and to be able to contribute their views towards the debates regarding change. A shareholders’ agreement can specify decisions which require all, or certain shareholders, to agree before they are implemented.

The complexity of the shareholder’s agreement and the cost involved can also vary widely. Hatten Wyatt’s experienced company commercial team will work with you to understand your requirements and develop a bespoke shareholder agreement to suit the needs of your company. Each step of the process will be clearly explained and detailed to ensure you are clear on all elements of the agreement.

If you have any questions on shareholder issues, please contact us for an informal chat or to book an appointment


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