Our expertise in dispute resolution, corporate governance, restructuring and general corporate consulting combine to mean we provide effective and insightful dispute resolution services to clients who find themselves involved in shareholders disputes. Shareholder disputes can cause irreparable damage to an organization and can arise for any number of reasons, from operational and strategic disagreements between shareholders, through to family disputes.
We advise clients from all points of view on shareholder disputes. Among others, our clients include minority shareholders with concerns regarding oppressive decisions, dividend policies, or their rights being ignored, as well as majority shareholders engaged with recalcitrant or combative shareholders that complicate business or management operations. At times, contractual and fiduciary duties can overlap with each other, further complicating shareholder disputes and requiring legal guidance to reach resolution.
We are experienced at advising and supporting clients to structure and implement dispute resolution strategies for shareholder disputes, such as facilitated negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration. Often these methods present less costly and more time efficient alternatives than litigation for clients, better allowing the organization to move on in a productive and positive manner.