This guide is written for individuals who are thinking of entering into a shareholders agreement in respect of a UK registered company. Click on one of the boxes below for further information.
What does a Shareholders Agreement Contain?
Shareholders agreements set-out detailed and practical rules relating to the company and its shareholders. Each of the following sections outlines a key area that may be covered by a shareholders agreement.
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- Please note that some of the benefits outlined in this guide can equally be achieved by amending the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company. Please note that Memoranda and Articles of Association have to be filed with Companies House and are available for inspection by the public. Whereas shareholders agreements are usually private and confidential.
- Shareholders that are treated unfairly may also have remedies available to them through the courts, including an action for unfair prejudice.
- This guide assumes that the directors of the company will also be employees, that the company has adopted a standard form Memorandum and Articles of Association and that the company has only one class of shares.
£34 + VAT when ordered with a Shareholders Agreement.