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Shareholder disputes

With a wealth of experience advising on shareholder rights and remedies, as well as the purchase of shares, our shareholder disputes lawyers are adept at handling key exits and will help you manage the process as smoothly as possible – even in acrimonious circumstances.

When executives and co-founders exit a business, whatever the circumstances, it is important to manage the departure on the best terms possible. As a leading international shareholder disputes law firm, this is what we do best.

We understand that, when trusted relationships break down, it can give rise to stressful and time-consuming disputes. As your shareholder dispute legal firm, we are on hand to provide integrated employment, corporate and litigation advice to businesses and individuals covering all aspects of corporate governance and the working relationship. Our experienced shareholder dispute solicitors will work with you to identify and adopt the best strategy to manage any exit as smoothly as possible.

Our team of shareholder dispute lawyers spans Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific, and we are adept at coordinating international litigation and dealing with cross-border disputes across a broad range of industry sectors.We have a wealth of experience advising on shareholder rights and remedies, unfair prejudice and the purchase of shares, and we work closely with accountants on share valuation issues. As an international shareholder dispute legal firm, we often act on cases where there is a deadlock between shareholders and can help take the heat out of the situation by negotiating a shareholder agreement or, alternatively, a severance arrangement where one or more shareholders are bought out. Our shareholder dispute solicitors are also experienced in acting for majority shareholders when looking to exit a minority shareholder, often when matters are acrimonious.

There are often various options available when working to resolve your dispute. As a shareholder dispute law firm, we can offer methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, but, if necessary, we will take cases to trial if this is in your best interests. We are known for our commercial acumen, and clients praise the personal support and understanding we provide, as well as our ability to conclude matters with a win-win result.

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Sara-Jane Knock

Sara-Jane Knock

Partner | British Virgin Islands

Sara-Jane Knock

Partner | British Virgin Islands

Litigation

Michael Chik

Michael Chik

Partner | Hong Kong

Michael Chik

Partner | Hong Kong

Litigation and Arbitration

Claire Christy

Claire Christy

Partner | London

Claire Christy

Partner | London

Employment

Sherlin Tung

Sherlin Tung

Partner (Withersworldwide) | Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York) | Hong Kong

Sherlin Tung

Partner (Withersworldwide) | Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York) | Hong Kong

Litigation and Arbitration

Joseph Chu

Joseph Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Joseph Chu

Partner | Hong Kong

Litigation and Arbitration

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