A Shareholder Agreement is a binding commercial contract which sets out the shareholders’ rights, privileges, protections and obligations.

Advantages of a Shareholders' Agreement

Shareholder Agreements are designed to protect the shareholders’ investment in the company and to establish a fair relationship between all of the shareholders.

  • Greater binding effect in comparison to Articles of Association

  • It is a private document between each of the parties, unlike the Articles of Association which are public documents in the Companies Registration Office

  • No changes can be made to the agreement without a unanimous agreement between all shareholders

Resolving Shareholder Disputes

It is not uncommon for disputes to occur regarding Shareholders’ Agreements, for reasons such as:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Personality conflicts
  • Differences in opinion on strategy
  • Dividends
  • Breach of duties

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including our commercial clients.

When you are involved in a dispute it can be a stressful and expensive process. Our expert Commercial Solicitors are here to provide pragmatic and cost effective solutions to resolve your disputes as quickly as possible.  Call us today on 0203 551 8500 or use our Contact Us form to arrange a callback.

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