Large or small corporate companies always consist of many shareholders. Usually, the majority shareholders are the ones who manage the companies and make major decisions about them. But many minority shareholders have a very important influence on the company’s direction and operations. Especially in the case of large corporate companies which are in public, the shareholders have a very strong voice that accompanies management cannot ignore. The majority or minority Bush holders have their imported input in the company and without the consent of all shareholders, there are many decisions that the company cannot take. Often the shareholders that are not involved in business processes and operations are usually distant from the visibility of the business practices. Even though they have very limited information about the company’s performance and strategies, this may be due to the negligence of the shareholders or the management’s idea of keeping the shareholder away from the day-to-day business operations. Insert scenarios there is a possibility that shareholder dispute arises. The company management needs to ensure that they should keep their shareholders happy otherwise in case of shareholder dispute if things are prolonged for longer, that might not be good for the company’s reputation.
In Australia, many laws are developed to protect the rights of the shareholder, even if they are in minority. This means in case of any complaint done to engage the company by the shareholders the regulatory authorities will bring the company under their radar. This may lead to other problems like regulatory penalties or legal implications. So, it Is always advisable for the company management they should try to resolve the shareholder dispute as soon as possible to avoid such scenarios. Here are a few comments and ideas that lead to shareholder disputes:
Strategy disagreement: The shareholders are involved in day-to-day business so they will be not completely informed about the strategies of the business that are applied. In that case, there may be some strategies or practices that have been adopted by the companies and when the shareholders became aware of them, they may not approve of them. If a higher number of shareholders are not occurring with the fertility of the company and future direction, then management has to listen to their concern and ensure that they should move towards the line that is acceptable to the shareholders.
Performance: There can be a certain time in the business when the company will not be able to perform well. Especially during the pandemic, many companies have faced the same problem and if the company doesn’t have children’s coverage is like business interruption insurance. They have fish high financial losses and the shareholders might complain that they should be having coverages like business interruption insurance to avoid these losses. Also, there can be a scenario where the company is not performing well for a year or two and the shareholders are now annoyed by bad financial reports. The management of the company ensured that the shareholder must be knowing the reasons why the business is unable to perform and should share at first that it is being put in by the management to improve the business in future.
Disclosure of information: This is a very common problem that shareholders face and it always leads to shareholder disputes. Eugene the companies don’t shed the complete information at the right time with the shareholders and when they get the information from other market resources, it leads them to resentment.