Why should you sign up for this course?

To make an informed decision-making in the private equity markets, you need to know how to be protected, through managing risks and obtain a well-drafted shareholders agreement.

This course looks at the key issues, the problems that need to be addressed and the drafting skills involved in relation to shareholders' agreements for the typical quasi-partnership company. The course will be interactive, based around realistic case studies and incorporating specific drafting suggestions and precedents. You will be guided on the meaning and legal implications and significance of several contract clauses from the beginning steps to exit of the commercial provisions and boilerplate clauses (standard provisions). The preliminaries, acquisition and the investment contract including the assessment of warranties is critical for the private equity transactions.

What will you learn:

  • The basic elements of the Shareholders’ agreement

  • How to document 'the entire agreement and understanding' between the parties

  • Matters for Shareholders’ Agreement and drafting suggestions for Shareholder control

  • Pre-emption rights for shares: avoiding the pitfalls of the standard precedent

  • Definitions of a Shareholders’ Agreement

  • Forms for transfer restrictions

  • Drafting enforceable non-compete provisions

  • Model articles - are they fit for purpose?

  • 'How do we get our money out?' - wages, dividends and benefits

For the full analytical contents of the course please click here.

Length of study:


4 hours. 

Date and Times:


07/12/2021, 16.00-20.00

Language of instruction:



Course Fee: 

180 + VAT 

CPD points

4.00​ (Accredited)

Course instructor: 


Georgia Onoufriou, LLB, MS, ADVOCATE 

Admission requirements/suitable participants. 


Licensed lawyer, trainee lawyer, corporate administrator, compliance officer or dealing in corporate matters.     

Application procedure: 

Please click here and fill out the enquiry form. 

A woman at the office overlooking the city skyline

Drafting and advising clients 

shareholder agreements


  1. Date: 07/12/2021

  2. Hours: 4 hours  

  3. Mode: Live Online lessons

  4. CPD Points: 4.00 (Accredited)