Film Financing 2: Understand the Different Types of Business Structures

Registering a suitable business entity structure is important for film financing because the structure affects the options in terms of what you can offer to investors.

In theory, there are many options for a business structure: sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP), private limited company.

I’ll just cut straight to the point. If you want to have more options in terms of offering equity / shares to investors, then opt for a private limited company.

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Case Update: Pathfinder Strategic Credit LP and another v Empire Capital Resources Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 29 – Necessary Disclosure for Leave for Creditors’ Meeting for Scheme of Arrangement

Significance: Singapore Court of Appeal sets out principles on reasonably necessary disclosure required for court to grant leave for calling a creditors’ meeting to consider a proposed scheme of arrangement. Court holds that applicant did not provide necessary financial disclosure required and refused to grant leave.

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Article: Measure of Loss for Breach of Warranty in Sale of Shares

If A buys shares from B, and B made certain warranties to A about the company which turned out to be false, A can sue B for breach of warranty. Separately, if B had made misrepresentations to A to induce A to purchase the shares, A can sue B for misrepresentation in addition to breach of contract.

This may occur for example where it was falsely warranted that the company’s profits were higher than they in fact were, or that certain machinery or property of the company was in good working condition and free of defects.

How is the loss measured in such a scenario?

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Shareholders Agreement Drafting Questionnaire

What is a Shareholders Agreement?

A shareholders agreement is a legal document setting out the rights and obligations of the shareholders in a company. Shareholders agreements are often used in private companies or joint ventures. Unlike the company constitution, the shareholder agreement is not mandatory under the Companies Act. The Companies Act is the main governing legislation for companies incorporated in Singapore. If there is no shareholders agreement, the relationships of shareholders as between themselves and with the company are governed by the constitution or articles of association of the company.

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