Shareholder Arrangements and Share Option Schemes

Shareholder Arrangements and Share Option Schemes

The Corporate team at Brachers has a great deal of experience of advising companies and individual shareholders.

We can advise on:

  • Shareholder Agreements and Articles of Association; particularly in complex cases where the parties require specific restrictions on how and when shareholders can transfer their shares
  • provisions to deal with a minority shareholder not being able to block a sale of the company
  • different classes of shares, each having different rights (whether those rights are voting rights, dividend rights or rights on a return of capital)
  • enhanced levels of control for minority shareholders
  • Cross-option arrangements to provide a mechanism where the shares belonging to a shareholder can be purchased if that shareholder dies
  • Share Option Schemes, and particularly the tax efficient Enterprise Management Incentive scheme (EMI)