EUR; Kapitalo pakankamumas – 14,13 % (LB nustatytas normatyvas bankui – ne Medicinos banko akcininkų susirinkime nuspręsta banko kapitalo bazę Keywords: ownership capital; capital adequacy; normative capital; economic capital; risk capital; buffer capital; nuosavas kapitalas; kapitalo pakankamumas;. Kapitalo pakankamumas. 7. Council Directive 93/6/EEC of 15 March on the capital adequacy of investments firms and credit institutions. 8.

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Hence, the minimum capital does not reflect the real financial situation of the company; rather it is informative of something creditors do not care for—whether shareholders contributed less or more at the beginning of the venture. Considering the above arguments, the author draws a conclusion that the minimum capital requirement lacks an economic rationale; consequently, it is obvious that it does not sufficiently protect creditors, i.

Oxford University Press, Minimum initial amount contributed should enable a company to have a chance to survive in a competitive market or even facilitate borrowing soon after incorporation. Business Management Business Ethics effective protection of creditors’ interests in private companies advertisement. Minimum Capital Creates an Unnecessary Barrier to Incorporations The imposition of the minimum capital requirement usually creates undesirable barriers to the incorporation of small private companies.

Further, the substantial weakness of the minimum capital requirement becomes apparent in relation to various types of creditors.

In the next sections the author reveals a few mechanisms which are used in some of EU Member States. Copyright of Management of Organizations: Arguments against a Minimum Capital Requirement The proponents of the abolition of the minimum initial capital rule see the prevalence of creditor self help through pakaniamumas covenants, personal securities of shareholders, and other ex post creditor protection mechanisms.

Moreover, creditors, when concluding an agreement, may ask for additional securities from the company, i. European Business Law Review. Among other amendments of and supplements to the Law on Companies, it was proposed to decrease the initial capital kapiyalo private companies to LTL 1, approximately EUR That is why the author agrees with the opponents of the minimum capital requirement: The paper pakankammas a potential content of the system and gives recommendations on practical realisation thereof.

First of all, creditors usually kapiatlo adequate interest rates. It is assumed that creditors, to a certain extent, do check the initially paid-in capital before contracting and concluding any covenants with the company.


It should be also noted that in France and in Germany major reforms abolishing the minimum capital rule have taken place. Nonetheless, in practice the fact that a company may not have enough assets is usually enhanced by the pressure of security for voluntary and sophisticated creditors.

Limited liability supposes that creditors of a private company are deprived of the possibility to seek satisfaction for their claims against the shareholders. In fact, the main reason revealing the lack of the protection of creditors by the minimum capital rule is that the initial minimum capital is the same for all private companies in particular, within a Member Statenotwithstanding the commercial activity the private company is commencing.

Due to the business liberalization kwpitalo the nineteenth century, entrepreneurs were finally able to form their own companies and limit their liability. To obtain this benefit, shareholders have to make some contributions.

As it has been mentioned, Lithuania belongs to the Member States that have chosen a relatively low rate of the initial authorized capital for private companies.

Theory, Structure and Operation. Some proponents of the minimum capitalization requirement assume that it presents a capital adequacy requirement in the sense that it would protect those creditors who have no market power. If the shareholders make such a decision, they can either make capital contributions or lend the required sums to the company as a loan.

Article 38 3 of the Law on Companies Lith. Logically that would mean that the 30 31 32 Company Register of the Republic of Lithuania [interactive]. kaiptalo

The regulation of such companies is entirely within the national legislation kapihalo each Member State. In kapitzlo present article, the author applies a systematic analysis, comparative, logical, document analysis methods and other general research methods. Finally, the author evaluates the legislation on the initial capital of private companies in Lithuania and proposes some potential future trends in this field. The latter subordination agreements are now becoming more frequent in the Lithuanian commercial market as well.

It was argued that a decrease of the initial capital requirement would facilitate the incorporation of limited liability companies; thus, it would stimulate the establishment of private companies which could be regarded as the best legal form for promoting small and medium business in Lithuania.


It co-ordinates national provisions on the i formation of public limited liability companies and minimum share capital requirements, ii distributions to shareholders and iii increases and deductions in capital to insure that the capital is maintained in the interests of creditors.

Hence, because shareholders were able to limit their liability to the capital actually invested even in small firms, minimum capital rules started to be viewed as a way to protect creditors. This article reveals arguments for and against the initial minimum capital of private companies.

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It should be noted that in December the amendment to the Draft Law on Companies45 was submitted to the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. Secondly, agreements pakankamuumas generally restrict the freedom of a company, e.

Therefore, what regards private companies in the future, the costly and non-effective requirements on the authorized capital should be reduced and the application of alternative methods for creditor protection should be encouraged.

As pakankamuams as voluntary creditors are concerned, minimum capital requirements are not necessary.

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Conclusions of the Committee on Economics of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania [interactive]. Indeed, voluntary creditors usually have stronger negotiating skills and more experience, and they can easily rely on the agreement concluded with the company. Accordingly, it does not apply to private companies.

Primary objective of this publication: As shareholders hope to recover at least a part of additional investments, they are more likely to provide some loan than to contribute the paknkamumas to the equity.

Arguments for a Minimum Capital Requirement Before kapitwlo into the reasons for the reform of the minimum capital requirement, it is necessary to analyze what the minimum capital rule has originally aimed to achieve.