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At Deacons, our shareholder and partnership disputes lawyers will take time to understand the unique aspects of your case and explore the most suitable solutions.
Shareholder disputes and disputes within partnerships can be particularly unsettling. They can involve severing longstanding relationships with close colleagues, joint venture business partners or even family members. Such disputes, if not properly handled, can undermine the very core of a business, damage profitability and generate negative publicity in your key markets. Our lawyers will take time to understand the unique aspects of your case, the personalities involved, and to explore the most suitable solutions for you.
Many conflicts, if addressed appropriately in their early stages, can be diffused swiftly and painlessly. However, if a dispute does end up in court, our early involvement can help you to establish a strong position. We have substantial experience in handling complex shareholder and partnership disputes for a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations to family businesses and professional services firms.
We can assist with everything from commercial shareholder disputes and squeeze-outs, or resolving differences between joint venture partners, to negotiating the exit of directors and partners and dissolving partnerships. We also provide strategic advice to clients when attending board and shareholder meetings, as well as in handling difficult issues that often arise in such disputes.
We act for majority and minority shareholders, directors, partners and companies in all manner of claims/proceedings, including:
Our lawyers frequently liaise and work with offshore law firms advising on the laws of the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Jersey to handle urgent applications relating to companies incorporated in those jurisdictions.
Our lawyers are also experienced in advising on shareholding and partnership issues connected with insolvency proceedings and the appointment of provisional liquidators.