The statutes are a fundamental constitutional document of each company. Legally, the statutes automatically bind the company and its members (Section 25 Companies Act, 1963), although members are bound by the statutes only as partners and not as partners. The statutes can be amended by a special decision taken by 75% or more of the shareholders present and voted at a general meeting. This document focuses on shareholder agreements, as they apply to start-up companies, particularly private companies, which are limited by shares that are by far the most common type of company in Ireland. An LPA would allow your lawyers (who are legally required to act in your best interest) to sell your shares if it suits you best (. B for example, to get a better selling price) or vote on your behalf at a general meeting convened to amend the Constitution or dissolve the company. The protection court is slow, a request for a substitute to act on your behalf is expensive – the delay could mean that your buyer is withdrawing or that the incorporation of the business can be changed to your detriment. When a number of parties meet and create a business in which they are employed, this often depends on the fact that the parties actually gain their participation through their efforts as employees in the development of the company`s activities. Very often, there are situations where a number of people come together, create a company with equal participation and spend time developing a promising business, and at some point, differences appear that lead one of the promoters to stop being employed in the company. In these circumstances, whether the departure took place under good conditions or bad conditions, the other promoters may then realize that their former colleague holds a significant share of the company and that if they want to replace the outgoing promoter, they may have to issue new shares, which significantly weakens their own position. Corporate laws or standard statutes do not provide for the forced transfer of shares by a shareholder who ceases to operate. On the other hand, shareholder agreements are governed by contract law, like any other contract that has been the subject of a formal agreement between the private parties.