Shareholder disputes can disrupt a company and slow its progress. Mediation offers a constructive way to resolve conflicts among shareholders, promoting understanding, collaboration, and ultimately, the company’s well-being. 

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Mediation

Breach of fiduciary duty occurs when a shareholder violates their legal or ethical obligations to act in the best interest of the company. Mediation in breach of fiduciary duty disputes works to address breaches such as conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or mismanagement.

During mediation, the mediator assists shareholders in exploring the underlying issues, identifying breaches of fiduciary duty, and developing solutions that restore trust and promote the company’s best interests. This may involve renegotiating agreements, implementing corporate governance reforms, or resolving financial disputes. Learn more about Breach of Fiduciary Duty Mediation

Minority Shareholder Oppression Mediation

Minority shareholder oppression occurs when majority shareholders unfairly prejudice the rights or interests of minority shareholders. Mediation in minority shareholder oppression disputes aims to address unequal treatment, lack of information transparency, or exclusion from decision-making processes.

In mediation, the mediator facilitates communication between minority and majority shareholders, helping them understand each other’s perspectives and interests. The process may involve negotiating fair compensation, restructuring ownership agreements, or establishing mechanisms to protect minority rights. Learn more about Minority Shareholder Oppression Mediation.


What is the role of the mediator in shareholder disputes mediation?

The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator, guiding shareholders through the mediation process, encouraging open communication, and assisting in generating creative solutions to resolve conflicts.

How long does shareholder disputes mediation typically take?

The duration of mediation varies depending on the complexity of the dispute and the willingness of parties to cooperate. Some disputes may be resolved in a single session, while others may require multiple sessions spread over several weeks or months.

Is shareholder disputes mediation legally binding?

Mediation itself does not result in a legally binding decision. However, if parties reach a mutually acceptable resolution, they can formalize the agreement into a legally binding contract, which may be enforceable in court if necessary.

Can any shareholder dispute be mediated?

While many shareholder disputes can benefit from mediation, certain conflicts involving criminal activities, serious breaches of law, or matters beyond the scope of mediation may require resolution through other legal avenues, such as arbitration or litigation.