Drafting an MOI:
Different Share Structures explained

Derick, the quick-witted in-house counsel for Vector AI, faces a challenging task of revamping the company’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) after a board meeting.

The CEO demands provisions for multiple classes of shares to align with Vector AI’s expanding enterprise in South Africa. Derick understands the MOI as the constitutional backbone, detailing rights, duties, and responsibilities.

The article delves into the intricacies of authorized shares versus issued shares, crucial for corporate structuring. Derick grapples with the bespoke nature of MOIs, where the South African Companies Act leaves room for companies to define share classes, voting rights, dividends, redemption, conversion, and more.

The article emphasizes the complexity of MOI revision, requiring legal expertise and strategic foresight, offering ContractNinja’s MOI document builder as a tool to streamline the process.

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