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Shareholder Agreements and Disputes

Do shareholders have more power than directors?


What is the difference between directors and shareholders?  Generally, the role of a board of directors is to manage a company and its affairs, providing strategic and commercial advice. Directors oversee the company’s daily management and adherence of...

Oppression of minority shareholders


What is minority shareholder oppression?  Shareholder oppression regards the actions and abuses of power by majority shareholders that unfairly prejudice minority shareholders. Minority oppression occurs where the majority act in a way that goes...

Shareholder buyout


What does shareholder buyout entail?  Businesses are dynamic and are constantly evolving and there are various situations where a business may look to purchase a shareholder’s interest in the company, for example: ...

Director/Management buyout


Director or management buyouts is the acquisition of a business by the management team. This type of buyout means that the current managers of the business acquire the shareholding of the company from the current owner.   Management buyouts happen...

What is a shareholding?


Put at its simplest, a shareholding is essentially an allocation of shares in a company. A shareholder is someone that owns at least one share in a company. Shares in turn equate to a portion of ownership in a company. The extent of this ownership can differ depending on how...

Reasons for Shareholder Disputes


Shareholder disagreements can occur for various reasons, causing both operational and financial issues that can undermine the business and even cause reputational damage. These disputes risk becoming time-consuming with potentially costly litigation. These issues are...

Removing a Shareholder from a Limited Company


Things change, and there exists the chance that the shareholders in a company might, too. This can be for many reasons: a shareholder may wish to cash-in on their shares for personal reasons or to make alternative investment. On the other hand, there may be a disagreement...

Why you need a buy-sell agreement


Buy-sell agreements are typically used to ensure the smooth continuity of a business after a disruptive event. Such events include: Death Disability Divorce Retirement Voluntary transfer of the business Criminal...

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