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Shareholders
and Partnerships

Shareholders and Partnerships

When running a business with others, it’s vital to have a contract in place to protect shareholders and partnerships, as well as the business itself.

When unforeseen circumstances arise, such as internal ownership disputes, unexpected death, or conflicting opinions regarding the sale of the business interests, shareholder or partnership agreements provide the legal basis for resolving matters.

Making the difficult conversations easier and better-informed

Our experienced team builds close relationships with all parties, so we can better understand individual and collective goals, and ease internal communications regarding risks and potential exit strategies. We have expertise and insight in all related aspects, from drafting agreements that help avoid disputes or prevent interests being acquired by the wrong people, to determining fair value and advising on distribution of income and capital profits.

Wide-ranging sector specialisms

We share our expertise with business owners and investors in a wide range of industries and sectors, including professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, food and drink, leisure and tourism, and energy. More often than not, we can apply sector-specific knowledge and experience that can be invaluable in achieving the best results.

Giving you greater confidence in your decisions

Our team is ranked Tier One by Legal 500 (2020), while The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2020) ranks us number one for SMEs and praises our corporate and business law team as “always professional, helpful, knowledgeable and solution-hunting”.

Our clients benefit from our ability to think and act differently in achieving the outcomes that most benefit the business and its owners. Our track record with shareholder and partnership cases clearly demonstrates our experience and expertise.

This includes:

  • acting on the acquisition of a substantial solar farm in the South West, which involved multiple stakeholders including the company rights seller, the purchaser, the senior lender, the mezzanine lenders, the purchaser and other major contributors.
  • advising clients regarding complex share structures
  • working with tax advisers to implement tax-advantaged EIS and SEIS schemes.

 

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