Companies, Directors and Shareholders

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We provide specialist support and representation to Companies, Directors and Shareholders in relation to shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice claims, financing, shareholders agreement, petitions for the winding up of companies, derivative actions and directors misfeasance and misconduct.

Our team has extensive experience of dealing with all aspects of corporate 'fall out' representing both companies and minority/majority shareholders.  We regularly advice directors regarding their statutory and fiduciary duties.

In this specialist arena practical experience is crucial, we can advise you as to the options available to you, quickly assess and address any claims received or presented and where appropriate guide you towards commercially sensible and tax efficient outcomes which best protect your interests.


  • Unfair Prejudice Claims / Shareholders Claims
  • Just and Equitable Winding Up
  • Directors misfeasance/misconduct
  • Directors duties
  • Joint Venture, Finance and Shareholder arrangements
  • Derivative Actions
  • Company Court procedures
  • Family Companies


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