Introducing the ADLSI Companies Suite of Precedents I: The Shareholders’ Agreement (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1 CPD Hr
At your desk or on your portable device

The new Shareholders' Agreement is available as an ADLSI WebForm and has been drafted to work together with the ADLSI constitution. The drafting style is a deliberate move in the direction of plain English and the structure and grouping of clauses is intended to make it easy for clients to access and understand. The new precedent will particularly suits a closely held company, however, it is intended only as a base template. It is expected that practitioners will tailor it to meet the needs of shareholders.

A sample copy of the new Shareholders' Agreement WebForm will be provided.

The presenters, Chris Bradley (precedent author) and Bruce Patterson (who was involved in drafting the ADLSI constitution precedent) discuss some of the challenging issues encountered by lawyers advising clients on their commercial structures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the new shareholders’ agreement.
  • Develop an awareness of choices and considerations for tailoring company documents to meet clients’ particular needs.

Who should view?                                      

Any lawyers who advise clients about commercial structures.

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Chris Bradley
Director, Carson Fox Bradley Ltd

Chris is a specialist in company and commercial law and is a principal of Carson Fox Bradley Limited. He is a member of the ADLSI’s Documents and Precedents Committee. Chris is the author of the ADLSI Companies Suite of Precedents, including the Shareholders’ Agreement and the Sale and Purchase Agreement for Shares. He is also the author of the ADLSI Licence Agreement and the ADLSI Franchise Agreement.

 In the general commercial arena, Chris advises a broad range of medium and large companies on commercial issues from start-ups, joint ventures, licensing and property contracts through to intellectual property issues.

Bruce Patterson

Partner, Duncan Cotterill

Bruce specialises in property and tax law, and has also developed particular skills with securities and M&A work. International tax is another area of expertise. Bruce advises on all aspects of tax law, including property, kiwi-saver and investment vehicles, business structuring, tax opinion work and representing clients in disputes with the commissioner through the statutory process. His securities work has included acting for the University of Canterbury on their $50m philanthropic bond issue and obtaining the necessary IRD binding rulings to ensure investor confidence.