Shareholders Agreement checklist: equal 50/50 shareholders
Checklist for a Shareholders Agreement between two equal shareholders
Equal shareholders in a company should consider having a shareholders agreement to regulate the management of the company and their relationship as shareholders.
Before preparing a shareholders agreement, it may be worthwhile for the shareholders to discuss and agree in principle how the agreement will deal with certain matters and to record this agreement in a pre-agreement checklist. The checklist can then be used as the basis for the shareholders agreement itself and should save time and future discussion on the shareholders agreement.
About this shareholders agreement checklist
This checklist is for a shareholders agreement between two equal shareholders in a private limited company.
- Table format with relevant point by point explanatory commentary
- Simple and easy to complete
- Alternative options for discussion and selection
- Checklist relating to the following matters:
- Business of the company
- Shareholder roles and services
- Director appointment rights and board decision-making
- Shareholder decision-making
- Matters requiring prior approval of specified shareholders (reserved matters)
- Future share issues
- Transfers of shares
- Shareholder information rights
- Deadlock resolution
- Shareholder restrictive covenants
- Duration and termination
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