Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation

Director and Shareholder Disputes

It is crucial as a Director and/or Shareholder to ensure that the companies articles of association are fit for the companies circumstances and needs. Sometimes it is impossible to avoid disputes but ensuring that the companies articles are on the right footing to deal with them will save time and expense in dealing with them.

Disputes arise for a variety of different and varying reasons from business direction, payment of dividends to shareholders or the breaking down of a professional relationship. The most cost effective and practical starting point, when a dispute arises, is to understand your legal rights and obligations within the framework of the company.

At McHale Muldoon we are experienced in disputes arising between directors and/or shareholders and the options they have in resolving disputes. We carefully consider the articles of association, who has control of the board, who has control of shareholder meetings and all other relevant aspects. We provide you with commercial, practical and clear advice as to your rights, obligations and options.

Articles of association often provide that the parties enter mediation where a dispute arises. We have practical experience of mediation and therefore can advise you from the beginning to conclusion of your dispute.

However, some dispute are not suitable for mediation and our experience in commercial litigation allows us to advise clients on resolving disputes through the Courts, where appropriate.

If you have any dispute in a company context and would like to discuss, please contact our Dublin office today on 01 659 9405 or email us at info@mchalemuldoon.ie.