Often, companies are not sufficiently gournant to meet the working capital requirements of the company at the beginning and there may not be adequate funding from banks, outside investors or other third-party sources. Under these conditions, shareholders may finance the company`s initial working capital needs themselves by making available to the company funds of an amount of share capital or loan capital to meet the company`s initial working capital needs. If this initial capitalization, combined with free cash flow, is not sufficient and no third-party funding source is available, the parties may anticipate that they will have to provide additional working capital to the company themselves. It is common for the parties to do so “as needed”, although in some cases the parties provide in shareholder agreements that they provide, in such circumstances, the necessary financing through investment in other shares, loans and/or personal guarantees to support banking facilities. A shareholders` agreement may also provide for what to do if a party fails to comply with its obligations. If such a provision is contemplated, caution should be exercised. This is due to the fact that a shareholders` agreement does not necessarily end when a receiver or liquidator is appointed in the company and a receiver or liquidator may attempt to impose such an agreement on behalf of the company against the shareholders who have entered into such an agreement. Accordingly, it is advisable to impose a monetary limit and/or a time limit on these covenants or, at the very least, to provide for the end of such an covenant if the company is in liquidation or in default of payment. This article focuses on shareholder agreements that apply to start-up companies and, in particular, to limited liability companies, which are by far the most common type of company in Ireland. As explained above, the articles of association can only bind a shareholder in his capacity as a shareholder. On the other hand, shareholder agreements can be used to confer rights on shareholders and impose obligations, for example.
B to retain a person in his capacity as director or creditor or agent. However, great care must be taken when imposing obligations on a party, in its capacity as general manager, related to the obligations that a director owes to the company. This is taken into account in section 9. Considerations for outgoing employee shareholders A company wholly owned by a person does not need to have such an agreement. . . .