We understand that it is natural for problems to arise between company directors and shareholders when competing interests are involved. But, it is still disruptive and often stressful when issues do happen. In our experience, small issues can snowball if they are not dealt with swiftly, and bigger issues can result in a trial if not addressed properly.
The law surrounding boardroom and shareholder disputes is complex and it is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible so that issues can be resolved.
At ScoMo, we have specialist lawyers that can assist you with shareholder disputes. Get in touch with us today for further advice and one of our friendly experts will be able to help on 020 3972 9011 or complete our online enquiry form.
When can shareholder disputes arise?
Shareholders have ultimate control of a company, and those with majority voting rights can therefore dismiss directors, appoint new ones and take action on behalf of the company.
As such, this can create conflict between majority and minority shareholders as minority shareholders have less control over the company and may be out-voted with certain decisions, which could lead to fallout. Other disputes may occur when making valuations of share prices, transferring shares, and selling shares.
Companies will often look to the articles of association or the shareholder agreement to find remedies. In some cases, shareholder agreements may not be in place to provide remedial options for different eventualities, and the articles of association may not have the answers either. In such cases, disputes can badly impact the company and everyone involved.
Dealing with shareholder disputes - help and legal advice
To avoid disputes getting unnecessarily out of hand, ScoMo is here to resolve issues as efficiently as possible. At ScoMo, we work hard to find the best solution for everyone involved so that you can continue with business activities without disruption or ongoing conflict.
We work tirelessly to come up with remedies that are in the company's best interests. We can review and draft company documents such as the shareholder agreement and articles of association to find resolutions and prevent future issues.
Contact our Shareholder Disputes Solicitors
Our expert commercial and company lawyers specialise in handling shareholder disputes. We can assist both with disputes that have arisen and by helping you avoid potential future disputes. With our expertise and knowledge, we are confident that we can find the best remedies.
At ScoMo, we assist a range of businesses and have extensive experience with shareholder disputes. We will give you detailed advice providing you with remedial options for your specific situation. We will assist you from beginning to end and represent you if matters are taken to court. We suggest that you contact us as soon as an issue is raised so that we are able to respond quickly and minimise potential long-term damage to the business.