A smooth, uninterrupted running of businesses is never guaranteed. When problems do arise our expert shareholder dispute litigation lawyers are there to resolve them swiftly and effectively.
Our commercial litigation lawyers are experts in providing corporate legal advice for directors and shareholders, that simplifies and facilitates the complexities within the highly regulated business world. Our guide to the law relating to shareholder disputes is a useful overview of the key legal concepts.
We are recognised experts in the field of shareholder disputes, acting for the company and its directors, the majority shareholders, or for the minority shareholders. Ed Weeks, a nationally recognised expert in this area, has written a book on resolving shareholder disputes within family businesses.
Our aim is to swiftly resolve shareholder disputes with minimum damage to the business and maximum value obtained for our client.
Our experienced commercial litigation lawyers can also deal with all issues related to the structure and management of limited companies. Whether it is advising on capital share matters (interpreting articles of association and the application of shareholders and investment agreements or share option schemes) or advising on corporate governance and responsibility, we can help.
A team of litigation lawyers will be by your side
Our team of litigation lawyers represent both companies and individuals from a variety of sectors. We navigate different areas of law in complex disputes by bringing together professionals with diverse specialisms – employment, dispute resolution, corporate law, commercial and insolvency. A team of lawyers by your side, to help you overcome whatever legal challenges you are facing.
Working together on your shareholder dispute resolution
We will work with you, protect your rights, manage risk, explain options clearly and guide you through shareholder dispute legal complexities. Our legal advice for shareholders will help you achieve the proper value for your shareholding. Our legal advice for directors is there to avert difficulties so you can focus on conducting business without unwanted distractions.
Ed Weeks will be presenting at the Director & Shareholder Disputes Virtual Conference on 8 December 2023.
Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Commercial disputes
Partner Commercial disputes
Partner Commercial disputes
Managing Associate Commercial disputes
Senior Associate Commercial disputes
Associate Commercial disputes
Achieving a successful outcome in a just and equitable winding up petition for respondent shareholders with the petitioning shareholder capitulating on first day of trial.
Achieving successful outcome via mediation for minority shareholder of a company placed into voluntary liquidation by the majority shareholder a petition under s.994 of the Companies Act.
Pursuing petition under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006 on behalf of minority shareholders in the holding company of a property development group.
Shareholder disputes have the potential to disrupt businesses, strain relationships, and undermine the value of investments. Engaging a specialist lawyer with expertise in shareholder disputes is crucial to navigate the complex legal landscape and achieve a fair and satisfactory resolution. Their knowledge, experience, and objectivity empower them to protect your rights, guide negotiations, and devise strategic plans that lead to efficient and cost-effective outcomes.
Every shareholder dispute is unique, and the optimal resolution strategy depends on the specific circumstances at hand. A specialist shareholder dispute lawyer can assist in formulating a strategic plan tailored to your objectives. They can evaluate the available options, such as negotiation, mediation, or litigation, and advise you on the most suitable approach. Their expertise allows them to anticipate potential challenges and develop contingency plans, ensuring that your interests are protected at every stage of the dispute resolution process.