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Why to avoid off-the-shelf agreements?

Template Shareholder Agreements are available online and can be purchased relatively cheaply. It is worth remembering that a one-size-fits-all document is only useful if your company bends itself to fit the rules set out within it. A good Shareholder Agreement should craft its rules and clauses around the particular way that things are done within your company.

It’s a bit like using someone else’s Will and being forced to leave your savings in the way that they have set out, to the people they have named, rather than going to the trouble of making a Will that leaves your estate to your nearest and dearest, in the proportions that you want.

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