Commercial Law Series: Shareholders' Agreements - A SHAG for Every Purpose (On Demand)

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

Shareholders' agreements are not a one-size-fits-all document. Each shareholders' agreement needs to be crafted to reflect the company's shareholding structure and growth aspirations. The agreement that might work well for a joint venture between two corporates will not meet the needs of a small company with founder shareholders or of a growth company that has taken on external investment.

This On Demand webinar compares and contrasts the different types of shareholders' agreements and focuses on what you should include in a shareholders' agreement to make it fit for purpose.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand when a shareholders' agreement is necessary.
  • Learn about tailoring shareholders' agreements to meet the needs of different types of businesses and different ownership interests.
  • Understand why provisions that are essential in some forms of shareholders' agreement are counter-productive in others.
  • Be better equipped to advise on common issues arising when preparing shareholders' agreements.

Who should view?

Corporate/commercial lawyers.  General practitioners, as well as those who provide structuring advice to companies and shareholders, are likely to find this topic of interest.  Accountants, directors and shareholders may also benefit from attending.



Andrew Simmonds
Simmonds Stewart 

Andrew is a Managing Partner of Simmonds Stewart and is a leading corporate law adviser to New Zealand technology companies and investors. Andrew has extensive experience advising on the establishment and operation of employee share schemes and advised MBIE on the design of the employee share scheme rules now contained in FMCA.


Julie Fowler
Simmonds Stewart 

Julie is a Partner at Simmonds Stewart, specialising in private M&A and capital raising transactions, as well as general corporate and commercial advice.  Julie has advised on the establishment of a large number of employee share purchase schemes.