Directors, Shareholders and Partnership Disputes
Persons who are directors of a company owe certain duties to that company under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), however some of those duties may extend to officers and employees of the company even if they are not directors. In addition, you may have rights and obligations as a shareholder of your business. Alternatively, you may be a partner in an unincorporated partnership in which case you may owe duties in accordance with the Partnership Act 1892 (NSW).
From time to time, disputes may arise between shareholders or partners in a business and these disputes can give rise to complex situations with respect to the competing rights and duties between directors, office holders, shareholders and/or partners.
Haywards Solicitors has experience in dealing with employee/employer shareholder disputes, including oppression of a minority shareholder claims in both the Federal and Supreme Courts. Haywards Solicitors can help you navigate your shareholder dispute and the various instruments that dictate your rights and obligations.
Contact us on 9283 7222 if you would like to take advice about shareholders or partnership disputes.