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.
Prevent miscommunication and conflicts among founders by clearly defining rights and responsibilities. This promotes a harmonious and productive work environment.
Ensure that your interests as a founder are protected, and set up clarity and security for unforeseen events.
Make decisions fairly and transparently, and promote collaboration and stability within the company.
Prepare for future challenges by clearly outlining processes for decision-making and conflict resolution. This helps ensure a solid foundation for growth and success.
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.
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.
A Shareholders Agreement for Founders is a legal contract between the founders of a company that outlines their rights, responsibilities, and obligations in regards to the ownership and management of the company. It is an essential tool for founders of early-stage companies, as it helps to ensure a clear understanding of the ownership structure and decision-making processes.
Founders need a Shareholders Agreement to protect their interests and prevent miscommunication and conflicts among founders. It helps to establish a clear and consistent understanding of the ownership structure and decision-making processes, and provides a mechanism for dispute resolution.
The exact content of a Shareholders Agreement will vary depending on the specific needs and circumstances of the company. However, common elements that are typically included are the ownership structure, voting rights, decision-making processes, dispute resolution mechanisms, and any other relevant terms and conditions.
Yes, a Shareholders Agreement is a legally binding contract between the shareholders of a company. It is enforceable by law and serves as a legally binding document that outlines the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of each shareholder.
If a shareholder violates the terms of the Shareholders Agreement, it can have serious consequences for the company and its shareholders. Depending on the circumstances, the agreement may provide for remedies such as fines or termination of the shareholder’s ownership interest in the company. In some cases, the matter may need to be resolved through legal proceedings.
Yes, the terms of a Shareholders Agreement can be changed after it is signed, but it requires the agreement and consent of all parties involved. Any changes to the agreement should be made in writing and should be properly documented to ensure that all parties are aware of the updated conditions.
We’re a growing team of 30+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:
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
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
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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