Shareholders Agreement for Founders

Establishing Clarity and Foundation

A Shareholders Agreement for Founders is an essential agreement that governs the rights and obligations of founders of early-stage companies. Our Shareholders Agreement for Founders helps to ensure that all parties have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and helps to establish a solid foundation for successful growth from the start. 

Reasons for a Shareholders Agreement for Founders

Avoid miscommunication and conflicts 

Prevent miscommunication and conflicts among founders by clearly defining rights and responsibilities. This promotes a harmonious and productive work environment. 

Protect your interests 

Ensure that your interests as a founder are protected, and set up clarity and security for unforeseen events. 

Ensure fair decision making 

Make decisions fairly and transparently, and promote collaboration and stability within the company.  

Prepare for future challenges 

Prepare for future challenges by clearly outlining processes for decision-making and conflict resolution. This helps ensure a solid foundation for growth and success. 

Shareholders Agreement for Founders Flat Fee Package

Who is it for
  • This package is for founders of early-stage companies of any kind who want to ensure the success and stability of their ventures.
  • Ideally, you set up an SHA before you incorporate your company or right after incorporation. However, an SHA can be set up at any time. 

4-5 business days.

If you choose to take advantage of our incorporation services, the process will take an additional 3-4 weeks.


Flat fee CHF 1’500 (excl. VAT)

If you haven’t incorporated your company, you’ll get the standard incorporation (Swiss stock company, Aktiengesellschaft) for free.

What you can expect from this package
  • A comprehensive and customized agreement 
  • Understanding the key variables 
  • Best practices and clear recommendations 
  • One round of iterations to make the adjustments needed (1-hour session)
  • The added advantage of our incorporation services (Swiss stock company, Aktiengesellschaft) for free (for standard incorporations) when the company is yet to be incorporated 
In scope

Our package includes the following:

30-mins kick-off call: Discuss your needs with us to gather information about your business setup, roles, and responsibilities to ensure we are aligned. 

Tailored agreement: Receive the detailed agreement that is adjusted to your specific needs.

One follow-up iteration: Give us feedback and discuss your questions with us in the included iteration.

Standard incorporation if applicable: Includes preparing all necessary documents, scheduling a notary appointment, and completing the final incorporation process.

Shareholders Agreement for Founders FAQ

About us

We’re a growing team of 30+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:

  • 1

    Michele is focused on corporate and commercial law and has a strong background in M&A transactions. At LEXR he advises Swiss and international founders, start-ups, and investors – from incorporation to the first investment rounds, risk financing, complex business transactions, and exits. 

    Michele Vitali, Head of Startup Financing &Venture Capital, Legal Expert 

  • 2

    Klara is part of our corporate team and supports our customers with transactions throughout their company lifecycle – from incorporations to employee stock options plans and the legal aspects for different means of raising funds. 

    Klara Weismann, Junior Legal Counsel 

  • 3

    Marius’ specialty is corporate and commercial law. He works with a variety of VC transactions (particularly convertible loans and equity financing), secondaries, corporate law, employee participation, and corporate governance. 

    Marius Bättig, Senior Legal Counsel 

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