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. Disputes like this, if not properly handled, can undermine the very core of a business, damage profitability and generate negative publicity in your key markets.
As Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm, Deacons has been solving problems for our clients since 1851. We offer substantial experience of handling shareholder and partnership disputes with confidence and tact for a range of clients, from multinational corporations to family businesses and professional services firms.
Our team will take time to understand the unique aspects of your case, the personalities involved, and to explore the solutions available. 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 have experience in complex shareholding and partnership issues connected with insolvency proceedings.
Many conflicts, if addressed 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.
If you would like more information on how we can help you in connection with a shareholder or partnership disputes, please feel free to get in touch.