Services For You Shareholder Agreements / Partnership Agreements / Joint Venture

Contracts and Agreements 

Regardless of how well you know the person you are running your business with, it is essential that you discuss and record the terms, setting out the ownership, initial investments, and responsibilities of each owner to protect all those involved.

Depending on how you have set up your business structure will determine the most appropriate agreement for you and your co-founders or shareholders. For example, a shareholders agreement is used where a business is operated through a limited company, and if not, you will more likely need a partnership agreement.

At Themis Solicitors, our specialist commercial law team can provide expert business law advice and guidance on a wide range of shareholder and partnership matters and the different laws affecting the differing types of business structures. We can help whether you are about to start a new business venture or are an existing business needing advice on ownership agreements.

Shareholder and Partnership Agreement Solicitors 

Unfortunately, working relationships can break down, even those that involve friends or family members. When disputes occur, they can be costly and disruptive to your business. Putting in place a robust, written agreement can provide clarity and peace of mind that your business is protected and that everyone involved is aware of their rights and obligations.

Our corporate and commercial law solicitors have experience in all types of business collaborations of varying scales and regularly advise on the drafting and review of:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Partnership agreements and Limited liability partnership deeds

We will tailor our advice to meet your unique circumstances and will guide you through all the necessary steps to safeguard the future of your new (or existing) business.

Themis Solicitors can provide astute commercial legal advice to individuals and businesses throughout Kent, London and the South East, from our offices in Kent and London. We can assist any type of business and have a wide range of experience in many sectors. Our client base ranges from sole traders to start-ups to well established or growing businesses and across all business structures and formations.

Shareholder and Partnership Disputes 

Disputes can arise for many reasons. Typically, it will be due to a breakdown in a relationship between the partners, directors, or shareholders or if one party feels they are being treated unfairly or even allegations of misconduct or legal wrongdoing. Regardless of the reasons, facing a shareholder or partnership dispute can be highly stressful for all involved.

Our experienced corporate law team are here to help you, providing clear and realistic advice on resolving the issues affecting you and your business. Whilst we will work with you to try and avoid going to court, advising on alternative dispute resolution procedures, we have the expertise to represent you before a court if need be.

Regardless of your concerns or the complexity of your case, our partners and shareholder solicitors are here to help you. Remember, you can talk to us in complete confidence and gain reassurance from speaking to someone who understands your situation.

Our Expertise

Themis Solicitors provides astute legal advice and the drafting of legal agreements, policies and documents to address your immediate and on-going business needs.

We can assist, negotiate and draft agreement terms with the co-founders, investors, employees, suppliers and customers.

We can assist whether you are a new start-up or an established business.  We work for you to design ‘best practice’ doctrines, ensuring and securing a smooth running and efficient workplace.

Themis Solicitors provide sensible commercial legal advice and draft the agreements you need in place to reduce areas of dispute or at least provide a mechanism for the parties to resolve a dispute. We can help you grow and evolve safely in the knowledge that you, your business and your brand are protected and stand on a strong legal ground to move forward.

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