Shareholder Agreements

Franchises:

Entering into a Franchise Agreement can be an extremely beneficial arrangement to both the Franchisor and the Franchisee. However it is important that before entering into such an agreement that you have independent legal advice as these agreements are drafted by the Franchisor and often include extremely arduous obligations which are unworkable when the franchise is set up and the franchisee faces commercial reality. We have extensive experience in advising franchisees on the various provisions of possible franchise agreements. We will provide you with a clear picture of the obligations and entitlements arising out the proposed agreement and will negotiate on your behalf to have amendments made to the agreement to make it more favourable to you.

 

Shareholders Agreements

Along with the Memorandum and Articles of Association a Shareholders’ Agreement is the foundation of a new company and will provide a framework for the operation of the company into the future. It is therefore important that time is taken to ensure that a shareholders agreement contains all of the clauses that may become necessary in the future to deal with the various situations which may arise in the operation of the company. We have advised on a vast array of such agreements and will be happy assist you on the important clauses and to tailor a shareholders agreement to your needs and specifications.

 

Other Contractual Agreements:

The importance of putting business contracts into writing cannot be over-stated. We have dealt with many complicated disagreements and needless litigation over the years between two parties to a business arrangement to which the exact terms were never agreed and where no contracts were ever signed. Putting an agreement onto a firm contractual footing makes business run far more smoothly and allows both parties to enter into an arrangement knowing exactly what their rights are. We will help you draw up a contract that covers all eventualities and clearly states the remedies available in any future problems encountered by the company. We will help you to draft specific individual contracts or general contracts which can be used again and again with only slight amendments by your company when dealing with various customers/ clients.