Shareholder Agreements

The corporate team at JMW is experienced in handling a variety of arrangements on behalf of shareholders and investors. If you need to put in place a shareholders’ agreement in relation to your company, we can provide expert legal advice and strong commercial perspective to make the process as efficient as possible.

We provide pragmatic guidance to entrepreneurs, companies and investors to assist them in
producing bespoke shareholders’ agreement together with articles of association to govern their relationships.

Find out more about how the corporate team at JMW can assist in putting a shareholders’ agreement in place by calling us on 0345 872 6666. You can also complete our online enquiry form to request a call back at a convenient time.

How JMW Can Help

Our corporate team has experience of providing support to the various parties to shareholder agreements. We offer guidance in relation to:

  • Co-founder arrangements for new start-ups
  • Existing shareholder arrangements
  • Private investment agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Growth shares
  • Family investment companies

We will work alongside you and your other advisers to make you aware of the legal implications of the planned agreement to help you achieve the desired outcome. 

JMW’s corporate solicitors have the expertise to ensure that the best interests of clients are being protected at all times.

The latest edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings praised our corporate and commercial team as “knowledgeable” and “down-to-earth”, citing our “great reputation” for local, national and international transactions.

FAQs

How Do Shareholder Agreements Work?

A shareholder agreement is a legally binding arrangement entered into by the shareholders of a company, and determines how their relationship as shareholders will be regulated.

Shareholder agreements are used to make sure the operation of the company and the responsibilities of the directors' shareholders are set out with transparency, clarity and certainty. In particular, these agreements set out what can or cannot be done, and establishes a planned procedure in the case of events such as a death or a shareholder wanting to leave.

A shareholder agreement, therefore, serves to reduce the potential for conflict between shareholders, and can help the company to be run efficiently and profitably. Even though there is no legal requirement for a company to have a formal shareholders’ agreement, companies with multiple shareholders are recommended to put one in place.

Talk to Us

For more information about our services, talk to a member of JMW's corporate team today. Either call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we can give you a call back to discuss in greater detail how we can assist you with any aspect of your shareholders' agreement.

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