Shareholder Protection

Shareholder Protection, Corporate Advice and Employee Incentives

From start-up businesses through established SMEs right up to large multinational corporations, it is important that a business is adequately protected.

We advise companies, partnerships, joint ventures and other trading entities, as well as their owners, directors and shareholders, on the regulatory framework within which they operate and day to day matters which arise.

We also assist with planning and setting up arrangements to incentivise key employees including setting up EMI and other employee share incentive plans.  Employee share incentive plans are used to recruit, retain and motivate employees. They are also used to help align the interests of employees, particularly senior executives, with those of shareholders and to encourage senior executives to consider the best interests of shareholders in their management of the business. This can be particularly important where a business is planning for an exit.

Examples of corporate advisory work undertaken are:

  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Board disputes
  • Company secretarial advice
  • Articles of association and company constitutional issues
  • Corporate governance
  • Directors’ duties
  • Financial distress and insolvency
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Share capital (issues, buy-backs, reductions and restructurings)
  • Employee share option plans including EMI schemes
  • advising directors and shareholders on personal guarantees and securities

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our team on 01256 320555 or email


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    Will Anderson

    Corporate Commercial Director

  • Nigel Tranah

    Corporate  Commercial Solicitor

  • Rupert Wright

    Corporate Commercial Solicitor

  • Liberty Nicholas

    Corporate Commercial Solicitor

  • Pauline Wilkinson

    Legal Secretary

  • Peter Turner