Shareholder, board dispute resolutions should be in the boardroom, not the courtroom

SINGAPORE – Over the past few years, there have been several disputes between minority shareholders of mainly smaller companies and the boards of directors of those companies.

Most of these revolved around dissatisfaction with the direction being taken by the incumbent directors in guiding the companies concerned, leading to attempts by the unhappy shareholders to have the board replaced, sometimes through the courts. As many have found, this can be an expensive exercise in futility.


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