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In Uncategorized on 08/10/2021 at 02:18

[…] The articles of association (swedish: bolagsordning) can be described as a very simple version of the shareholders` agreement, including certain formalities concerning the number of shares in the company, the names of the company, etc. You can […] As has already been said, a well-functioning SHA should clearly define the roles of all shareholders, with some key employees, who are often minority shareholders, normally defined as employee shareholders. It is important to note that shareholder agreements are independent contracts, which means that they are another type of document that can coexist with the articles of association of a company. John Wood, a partner at British law firm TLT, said that “time and attention to a detailed agreement, from the outset, resing all the problems and making founders wonder if they really agree with their aspirations.” It is a legally binding document that defines the structure of the company. A shareholders` agreement can exist among many people, not only with the co-founders, but also with anyone who has a potential interest in the company. A partner`s contract is a legal contract concluded by all the shareholders of the company. It regulates how shareholder transactions are conducted and can help protect the startup from unforeseen shareholder issues that can hurt the success and thus the value of the company. A shareholders` agreement does not need to be submitted to Companies House, so the terms of the agreement remain confidential. How to manage a deadlock in shareholder decision-making The primary objective of any shareholders` agreement is to protect shareholders and the company. A shareholders` agreement is one of the most important legal documents you enter into when setting up your startup and, as with any important legal document, make sure it meets your needs and is tailored to your startup. Technical advice on shareholder agreements is strongly recommended. Anyone involved in the business needs to understand what they agree with, so that there are no misunderstandings in the future. We invite anyone interested in this topic to do more in-depth research, read blogs, and listen to the past experience of experienced entrepreneurs.

Yaima Seigley is an attorney with Isaac Wiles (Columbus, Ohio), who advises startups and emerging companies on all aspects of creation, legal operations and related business. She can be contacted at (614) 221-2121 or by e-mail at As a start-up oriented law firm, we had several startup clients at Nordic Law at the beginning with the recurring question, oldie but goldie, question – do we really need a shareholders` agreement (SHA), since we are all good friends and we are all far behind? On the other hand, we always advise our startup clients to never start a business without SHA, let alone grow a business without sha. With a well-functioning SHA, the founders and shareholders of a startup are able to solve problems in advance, even if they are serious, and in the best case, a SHA minimizes shareholder pressure, so that shareholders can only focus on business development, knowing that the essential rules of the startup are clear, are complete and predictable. In other words, the yellow stone path to success is most often paved with a well-written SHA. This guest article was written by Pablo Mancía, co-founder of Delvy Law & Finance, a Barcelona-based law firm, which is supposed to be a reference to meet the legal, financial and tax needs of disruptive tech startups and companies. . . .