Shareholders' Agreement (2 Shareholders) – Short Form


Shareholders' Agreement (2 Shareholders) – Short Form

Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000795
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 03-08-2024
  • Reviews 0
Document Summary

The Shareholder's Agreement outlines the terms and conditions agreed upon by the parties who have formed a company in the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement covers various aspects of the company, such as shareholder rights and responsibilities, ownership percentages, and decision-making authority.


This is a short form standard template of a shareholders’ agreement where it governs the relationship of two shareholders without mentioning pre-emption rights, drag along rights, tag along rights or reference to a board of directors.

The parties must read this template carefully to agree on the terms outlined in the agreement.

This agreement contains the following sections:

  1. Supremacy of this Agreement
  2. Shares and Shareholders
  3. Assets and Liabilities
  4. Management and Reserved Matters
  5. Dividend Policy
  6. Transfers
  7. Announcements and Confidentiality
  8. Covenants
  9. Duration
  10. Notices
  11. Costs
  12. Severability
  13. General
  14. Entire Agreement
  15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
  16. Language
  17. Anti-Corruption

Annex 1 – Shareholding, distribution of profits and management fees

Annex 2 – Lock-up Undertaking


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.


This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.

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