High Quality Advice
Our experience of working with the team at Hudson McKenzie means you will consistently receive high quality advice, which is delivered quickly and succinctly. As well as speedy responses by email, there is always someone you can speak to on the phone. We’ve built a great relationship and collaboration with the team from day one. The team have also gone above and beyond to help and enable us to improve our global mobility processes and service to our business, which is something our previous provider had overlooked.Kaisa
You have provided us an excellent service so far. The response time is exceptionally quick and you are fully in control when it comes to the visa process. Your services have enriched our company in providing our employees guidance in visa-matters.Overall, very happy with you personally. A nice service-oriented person whom I can always count on.
It was crisis time and you ladies stepped up to the plate
Just a quick note to thank you for helping out! It was crisis time and you ladies stepped up to the plate (baseball term). I appreciate your help and apologies for all the phone calls.Professional Golfer
Vaida has done a wonderful job and has been very responsive with the daily crises of submitting our Tier 1 application. She has been extremely patient with us as well so we are very grateful to both Rahul and Vaida. Honestly we were shocked but overjoyed that the visa was approved so readily and without an interview or additional documentation. We wish you the best and thank you so much for your help and support.Kevin and Jane
Happy to recommend
A good friend had recommended Amisha from Hudson McKenzie. I needed help with my application for British Citizenship and was looking for a competent lawyer to help with the process. I was not disappointed: Amisha and her colleague Vaida were very competent and personable at the same time. Very approachable and friendly and happy to help, advise and reassure all the way through the process. Thank you very much, both of you, you made a stressful time just that bit easier. Happy to recommend!Gabriella Z
Very grateful for your service
It was great experience working with you, Amisha. You are one of the finest immigration consultants I have ever met, your patience in answering several of my questions left me amazed. You are an example of how client service should be delivered. Thank you once again for your incredible service.Harish
I would like to personally thank you for helping me in this matter, you have been absolutely amazing!Ms. Frew
A million thanks!
A million or more thanks for bringing this matter to an end. I do not know how to thank you. I am happy now and agree with it. Once again thank you for your top professional work you have done for me and other clients.Amir Afshar
The Legal PA was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on reception and I was very satisfied by the advice given by the employment solicitor.Paul Doyle
A big thank you!
Just don’t know what to say other than a BIG THANK YOU for all your support and guidance for making this happen on such short notice.Your service and the way you guys dealt with my work is absolutely brilliant and awesome.Top stars and once again Thank You.Piyush Desai
Thank you Hudson McKenzie for being so brilliant by navigating the the process for me with such patience and ease. It’s really very much appreciated.K. Mueller
Thank you Hudson McKenzie for sorting out my paperwork so promptly and efficiently, as well as for your advice and assistance.L. Hutson
Wholehearted cooperation and transparency
"I am writing this review overjoyed and filled with happiness and gratitude. I take this opportunity to thank you Rahul, for your whole hearted cooperation and transparency kept by you all the time. Frankly speaking, when I approached Rahul on 21-May-2012, I was in a very tough situation. My company had applied for Sponsorship license which was still pending and I was about to finish my PSW visa by June 15th. I was really in a dilemma whether I will get my visa or not, but by God’s grace and by the sincere effort by Rahul in updating all the documents needed we have been finally rewarded.I really liked your approach all throughout the process and I assure you that I will recommend all my friends and relatives who are looking for immigration help in UK to your firm. My special wishes to all your team for the support."Kalyan Chakravarthy
Attention to Detail and Responsiveness
We have been very pleased with their advice, attention to detail and responsiveness which has sped us through the immigration process in a very short time frame. If you are thinking “why do I need to pay someone else to help me through the process” I can only say that without Rahul’s support and advice throughout, we would have been a lot more stressed and possibly would have fallen at several hurdles along the way. We are both used to dealing with forms and bureaucracy but we found ourselves going round in circles at times trying to work out the UKBA paperwork. Whenever we had a query, Rahul was always able to e-mail us back straight away with the advice we needed. His experience enables him to cut through all the reams of guidance notes, forms and lists of requirements which eases the path considerably. Rahul takes a keen interest in his clients and will always do his best to get a positive and swift outcome. We are really pleased with the service we received and would recommend Hudson McKenzie to anyone looking for Immigration Lawyers.Daryl Pollock
We approached Hudson McKenzie to seek assistance in relation to our spouse application. They have been extremely courteous and have always been prompt in answering our calls. Our application was approved within a very short time scale- thanks to the team at Hudson McKenzie who made this possible. We are happy to recommend them to everyone we know.Gary Bates
Commercial Solicitors London
Being a shareholder in a company can be a very attractive position to be in. Not only will you get to play an active part in deciding, along with the firm’s management, the overall direction of the business, you will also likely be able to benefit from the business’s success through dividends.
However, it should be pointed out that shareholders also deal with a significant degree of risk. Circumstances can be complicated and shareholders’ interests can be overruled in situations where they only enjoy a minority interest in a business, with no way of influencing decisions agreed by the majority. It is in these instances that a Shareholder Agreement can be very useful.
At Hudson McKenzie, our commercial solicitors in London are routinely asked to advise on the use of Shareholders’ Agreements for various different kinds of business. If this is something that you would like to know more about, our team will be happy to speak to you.
What is a Shareholder Agreement?
As owners of a company, shareholders will not want their business to be ran in such a way that the value of their shareholding is decreased, or for decisions to be taken by those with significant share holdings, i.e. majority shareholders, which could damage the long term sustainability of the business. A Shareholders’ Agreement is essentially a contract between the shareholders in a company – regardless as to their actually shareholding regulating certain matters such as how voting rights will be regulated and disputes between shareholders will be resolved.
How do Shareholder Agreements work?
While Shareholders’ Agreements are drafted to reflect particular circumstances, generally they will prevent any majority shareholder from using their holdings in a company to force other shareholders into a particular decision. In other words, they prevent an abuse of power.
The point of these agreements is that, without them, decision-making on company business will rest with those who have the most voting rights. This would not normally be an issue in everyday decision-making, but could have a significant impact when dealing with decisions that affect the way the company is run, or in major decisions affecting the business’s future.
What should normally be included in a Shareholder Agreement?
It is difficult to prescribe what should be contained in a Shareholders’ Agreement – their content will be based on the particular business they are related to. However, it is important to understand that without a Shareholders’ Agreement, shareholders that have a larger holding in a company are afforded more rights under UK company law.
They may decide to influence the appointment of directors to reflect their interests, drain the business’s finance or attempt to dilute the existing shareholding of the company. Shareholders’ Agreements, generally, are used in order to restrict the ability of majority shareholders to take these kinds of decisions, thereby protecting the interests of other shareholders and the stability of the business.
Who can help in creating a Shareholder Agreement?
Hudson McKenzie is a leading provider of corporate law advice to businesses of all sizes, operating across a range of sectors and industries. Our team are pragmatic, commercially minded lawyers who draft Shareholders’ Agreements that are tailored to the needs of the business, and prevent majority shareholders from abusing their power to the detriment of their fellow shareholders.
Contact our Corporate Solicitors in London
For further information, please contact our Corporate Solicitors in London – click here or call us on +44 (0)20 3318 5794.