Custom Shareholders Agreement

When two or more people decide to be involved in business together, the Shareholders Agreement should be one of the first documents prepared and signed.

A Shareholders Agreement deals with how the company will be run and the rights, responsibilities and obligations of the shareholders. A well drafted Shareholders Agreement is important to ensure that all shareholders are on the same page, so as to avoid future disputes.

What does a Shareholders Agreement include?


At minimum it covers:

  • Appointment and removal of directors
  • Funding
  • Distributions
  • Auditors and financial year end
  • Disposal of shares
  • Pre-emptive rights
  • Come along and tag along
  • Deemed offer
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Relationship between the company and its shareholders
  • Confidentiality
  • Legal matters


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