A shareholders agreement is typically used in situations where a company has multiple shareholders, and it outlines the rights and obligations of those shareholders in relation to the company and each other. The agreement can cover a range of topics, including:
The purpose of a shareholders agreement is to provide clarity and structure to the relationship between the shareholders and the company, and to avoid or manage potential disputes or conflicts of interest. It can also help to protect the interests of minority shareholders and ensure a fair and equitable distribution of power and control within the company.
Shareholders agreements are typically used in private companies, where there may be a small number of shareholders who are actively involved in the management and decision-making of the company. They are less commonly used in public companies, where the shares are traded on a public stock exchange and there may be a large number of shareholders with less direct involvement in the company's operations.
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