Shareholders agreement

We provide you with a tailored shareholders agreement which sets out all important processes and ground rules for your business.

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Shareholders agreement

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Our team of expert commercial lawyers will tailor bespoke legal documents to suit your unique needs and prioritise the commercial considerations for your business success.

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  • Done for you tailored legal documents to suit your needs
  • Initial drafting and review + one round of amendments
  • Practical legal advice
  • Fast turnaround times (5-7 days)
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Shareholders agreements are complicated but necessary

A Shareholders Agreement is the “pre-nup” for your company. It is an agreement between all shareholders which governs how the company will be run and what the rights of each shareholder are.

 

Most people underestimate how much potential there is for disputes with business partners, and how many issues may arise which they have never considered. If you fail to set out clear rules and processes in place for changes in circumstances,  decision-making and key events, you are running a huge risk for disputes to arise down the track. This is particularly important for a growing business which intends to bring future investment or partners down the line.

 

The future is uncertain, you need protections in place

Everyone likes to think that they get along fine with their business partners, but you never really know what the future holds - especially as the business grows. Companies can be derailed due to changes in circumstances, for example:

  • Shareholders have disagreements about running the business, bringing in partners or even closing the business
  • Shareholders lose motivation or are offered other opportunities and want to leave
  • Shareholders are not pulling their weight or there is a disagreement about roles
  • Personal circumstances such as family, health or accidents may impact a shareholder’s attitude and desires

Without a comprehensive agreement in place, these issues can grind a business to a halt and stop it from functioning effectively.

 

Act confidently with a tailored agreement

We can provide you with a tailored shareholders agreement which sets out all of the processes and ground rules. Be sure that our agreements will consider important elements such as:

  • Director appointment powers and decision making
  • Minority shareholder protections
  • Vesting
  • Appropriate mechanisms for financing
  • Exits
  • Dealing with defaulting shareholders and disputes

We have experience working with different sized clients across a range of industries, so we know what recommendations to make and what to look out for.

Frequently asked questions

Can I do this myself?
The simple answer is yes - you could register your company yourself through the Australian Government’s Business Registration Service (BRS) or through a number of online providers if you wish. The true answer is that doing this is risky and not advised; even the most seasoned and experienced operators will often be unclear of the best structure required to suit their company’s strategy moving ahead. Realistically, for all startups, it is absolute best-practice to seek legal advice to tailor your company set-up to your needs.
Are your documents automatically generated?
No, all of our documents are drafted by human lawyers after careful consideration of your personal circumstances. We are a law firm offering bespoke legal documents and advice, not an automatic document generation service. This means we are liable if something goes wrong (unlike automatic providers).
Is the price a fixed-fee?
Yes. However, the fixed fee covers the initial draft and one round of amendments, based on your initial instructions. After that, if you still want further amendments or changes to the scope, we charge in accordance with our Fixed Fee Terms.
Can I speak or meet with a lawyer, and will this cost extra?
Of course! Our quoted price includes reasonable access to our lawyers by phone, email, or meeting, in accordance with our Fixed Fee Terms.
What if I need this urgently?
We pride ourselves on fast turnarounds. If this matter is urgent, please let us know and we will try our best to deliver it within an acceptable timeframe.
This package doesn’t suit me, can I create my own one?
Certainly! Please speak to our lawyers by phone or email and we will endeavour to create a package which specifically suits your needs. Click here to schedule your free consultation.
What if the document or advice I need isn’t on the website?
Not to worry - this website only lists the most common services we provide. Feel free to contact us in order to see if we can help you out with something which isn’t listed here.

Shareholders agreement

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  • Fast turnaround times (5-7 days)
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This service is provided subject to our Fixed fee terms. Additional amendments are charged by hourly rate. In some cases, we may not be able to fulfil your request. If we cannot fulfil your request then you will receive a full refund within 48 hours of notice.

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