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The corporate team at JMW is highly experienced in handling a variety of arrangements on behalf of shareholders and investors.
Whether acting for new start-ups, existing shareholders, investors or as part of a joint venture or private equity transaction, we can assist you by giving pragmatic and commercial advice to produce a bespoke shareholders agreement, as well as articles of association tailored to the needs of the shareholder, the company and its investors to govern their relationship with each other.
Find out more about how the corporate team at JMW can help with any aspect of your shareholders' agreement by getting in touch today. Do so by either calling us on 0345 872 6666 or by completing our online enquiry form, which will allow us to call you back at a convenient time.
A shareholders' agreement is a legally binding arrangement entered into between each of the shareholders in a company, by which they agree how their relationship as shareholders will be regulated.
Even though there is no legal requirement to have a formal shareholders' agreement, we would always recommend a company with multiple shareholders to put one in place. Shareholder agreements are used to make sure the operation of the company and the responsibilities of the directors' shareholders are properly set out and that there is transparency, clarity and certainty between the shareholders, in particular setting out what can or cannot be done and what happens upon the occurrence of events such as death or a shareholder wanting to leave.
A shareholders' agreement therefore serves to reduce the potential for conflict between shareholders and can help the company to be run efficiently and profitably.
At JMW, our corporate team is able to provide support and guidance to the various groups involved in the drawing up of a shareholders' agreement. We are able to act:
- For new start-ups
- For existing shareholders
- For investors
- As part of a joint venture
- As part of a private equity transaction
We will work alongside you to make sure you are aware of all legal implications and are giving yourself the best opportunity to get the best possible outcome. Highly experienced in this often complex area of law, our solicitors will provide expert guidance throughout the process, giving you peace of mind that everything is going as it should be and that your best interests are being protected at all times.