Shareholder and joint venture agreements

No matter how big or small, all companies with more than one shareholder should have a shareholders' agreement in place, which sets out the rules by which the ownership of the company is held and the powers of the shareholders.
This private contract is a very powerful tool for resolving disputes and for managing change in all stages of the company's life.
We represent and advise shareholders from companies of all sizes, helping to define their legal relationship with each other and the framework within which their business is to operate.
How we can help
Our company, commercial and business lawyers can assist with:

  • discussing with shareholders their aims and objectives in respect of the business
  • preparing and negotiating a shareholders or joint venture agreement
  • advising shareholders on appropriate mechanisms for transferring shares and for extracting value from the company
  • dealing with deadlock and ways to resolve it
  • dealing with the eventual sale of the business
  • advising on ways in which the business relationship can be terminated, if things don’t work out
  • advising on ways to deal with the death of a shareholder, including cross option agreements

Talk to us

We offer all new clients a free 30 minute consultation so we can demonstrate to you that we are right for you and your business. Please telephone and speak to one of our solicitors for free on 0800 037 1625 or fill in the online form to request a call back and someone will ring you within 24 hours.

You can access any of our company, commercial and business lawyers at any of our offices spread throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London including Kingston upon Thames, Bordon, Cheam, Canary Wharf, Leatherhead, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Tolworth or Walton on Thames.