Our team has extensively acted for clients with stakes in small and medium enterprises. Investments in partnerships, proprietary companies and joint ventures regularly lead to disputes concerning the operation, or management, of the business. Splits may arise between partners, shareholders, directors or joint venture participants of a business.
Where there is a relevant written agreement in existence, governing the operation or management of the business, you should take legal advice, as to what those arrangements are. Many such agreements will limit or restrict what you can do to retrieve your investment, or to compel compliance by the other parties.
We extensively advise clients regarding disputes over the enforcement of ‘non-compete’ or restrictive covenant clauses.
If there are previously agreed contractual arrangements, the law may permit enforcement by a relevant stakeholder.