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10and5: A legal guide to setting up Shareholders Agreements for Startups and SMEs in South Africa


Between 10and5 recently published a piece by Legalese director Eitan Stern on its new feature, DOUGH, which gathers useful information and tips on work and money matters for the creative industry. Eitan latest piece is a legal guide to shareholders agreements in the startup space:

‘[A]ny way you look at it, it’s the shareholders that need to have the underlying discussion about your specific shareholder relationship. While a lawyer can draw up the agreement, there is no substitute for sitting down and hashing out the difficult topics. A shareholders agreement is as useful as the paper it’s written on if it doesn’t contain the one crucial element: shareholder agreement.’

Read the full piece here.

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