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Shareholder Disputes

Due to the ongoing pandemic, shareholders and investors in business are finding challenges in maintaining value and control over their investments. As the situation develops, this could lead to an increase in disputes amongst shareholders.

Partnership, company and shareholder disputes can arise from a variety of circumstances: you may be a private company shareholder facing attack by a minority, a minority shareholder unhappy with treatment by other shareholders, a director uncomfortable with specific decisions or a board of directors facing a claim or a listed company concerned about activism and disruption. We can help you resolve any of these shareholder disputes. Should you have concerns regarding shareholder activism, we have strong relationships with financial PR agencies and an expert corporate governance team who can assist you.

The breakdown of relations within a partnership or between the directors and shareholders of a company can be as acrimonious as going through a bitter divorce, particularly in the case of informal ‘quasi-partnerships’ or family run companies. Breakdowns can sometimes lead to a harmful impact on your company’s reputation, so we work closely with our reputation management team to help you avoid any unwanted publicity.

Whatever the situation, we can assist you with our bespoke and personal approach. We have over 25 years’ experience expertly dealing with these types of disputes in a strategic, commercial and practical manner.

Rather than treating all claims in the ordinary course of commercial litigation, we understand the personal and often sensitive nature of shareholder disputes. We will work with you to resolve these conflicts by providing carefully considered, proportionate, and cost-effective options.

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