Shareholders' Agreement & Articles: Checklist

When shareholders are setting up and/or investing in a company, there are various rights and protections they may want or need. These rights and protection should be set out in a shareholders’ agreement (a private document only available to those who are party to it) and the company’s articles of association (part of the company’s constitution, which is required to be filed at Companies House so that it can be accessed by the public). 

The below is a list of issues that the shareholders of a company may wish to consider for the basis of a shareholders’ agreement and articles of association.