Shareholders' rights

A guide to the statutory rights of shareholders. More Info

Should you include a dividend policy in your shareholders agreement?

Find out what you should consider before deciding whether to include a dividend policy in your shareholders agreement. More Info

Leaver clauses - the good and the bad

Find out what good leaver / bad leaver clauses are, when they are used and whether they should be used by your company. More Info

Cross options

Find out what a cross option is and when it is useful. More Info

Ways of resolving deadlock between shareholders

Find out what deadlock provisions are, why they are used, and the different common types of provision. More Info

Liquidation preference rights in shareholders agreements

Find out what liquidation preference rights are and how they are used in shareholders agreements. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA12

Preventing conflicts between shareholders and directors using a shareholders' agreement

An explanation as to how conflicts between shareholders and directors can occur, and how they can be prevented using a shareholders' agreement. More Info

Differences in owning shares in a private limited company and a public limited one

Find out how owning shares in a listed company is different in legal terms than owning shares in a private limited company. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA11

Using a shotgun clause in a shareholders' agreement

This article answers the question of what is a shotgun clause, why it might be used, and what the disadvantages to shareholders are of using one. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA10

Using a shareholders' agreement in a joint venture

This article is about forming a company as the vehicle for a joint venture, and why you should use a shareholders' agreement to regulate it. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA09

Planning for termination and exit in your shareholders' agreement

How to plan for changes in the ownership structure of your company: if any shareholder wants to sell or leave, is compelled to do so, or dies or becomes bankrupt. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA08

Avoiding conflict between your shareholders' agreement and your articles of association

This article covers how to resolve and avoid a conflict between the articles of association of a company and a shareholders' agreement. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA07

What happens when a shareholder dies

An explanation of what happens when a shareholder in a company dies, and how and to whom his ownership and voting rights are passed on. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA01

Shareholders agreements: important points to consider

Find out what you need to consider in this step by step guide to shareholders' agreements. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA02

Why you should use a shareholders' agreement

An introduction to shareholders agreements explaining why they are essential for any company with more than a single member. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA03

Controlling the entry of new shareholders: right of first refusal within a shareholders' agreement

An explanation of what is a right of first refusal, how one works within a shareholders agreement and why use one. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA04

Drag along clauses within shareholders' agreements

An article that explains what a drag along (or bring along) clause is within a shareholders agreement and why it beneficial to use one. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA05

Tag along provision in a shareholders' agreement

This article explains what is a tag along provision in a shareholders' agreement and why you might want to use it. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-SHA06

Share issues, dilution and pre-emption rights in a shareholders' agreement

A short article explaining the effect of pre-emption rights (also known as "rights of first offer" or "RFOs"), on the power of individual shareholders. Why it is important for a shareholder. More Info

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