The Companies Act 2014 Ireland

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Welcome to the Companies Act 2014


The Companies Act 2014 came into effect on 1 June 2015. The comprehensive Act is the largest reform of company law the state has seen in half a century and is intended to make running a business in Ireland easier.

This microsite provides an overview and guidance on the main parts of the Act and what you need to do to prepare. The information will be updated regularly so please subscribe to our alerts and follow us on twitter so that we can keep you informed.


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The Conversion Deadline Has Passed ... What’s Next?

The eighteen month transition period provided for in the Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) has passed and you did nothing. So what should you do now?


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Conversion Under The Companies Act 2014: Time Is Running Out

The Companies Act 2014 provided for a period of transition for private companies limited by shares and incorporated under the Companies Acts 1963-2013 (LC) to facilitate their orderly transition from the old law to the new.  This transition period will end on 30 November 2016.


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Companies Act 2014:  Change of Name Requirements

Certain companies in existence on 1 June 2015 are required to observe the new naming requirements provided for under the Companies Act 2014 (the Act).


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Amended Already? The Companies Act 2014

Despite the huge effort invested in the planning, consolidation and revision of over fifty years of legislation which led to the Companies Act 2014 (CA14), it has already been amended a number of times, and it's likely that there will be further amendments before too long. 


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Conversion of Existing Regulated Private Companies under the Companies Act

We anticipate that the Central Bank will make it a condition of authorisation that certain regulated entities register as DACs - watch this space.


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Companies Act 2014 - Time to Consider Your Options

The Companies Act 2014 came into force on the 1 June 2015.  The Act affects all companies incorporated under Irish law, in particular private limited companies. 


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Incorporation under the Companies Act

Part 2 of the Companies Act 2014 deals with the incorporation and registration of companies.


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Companies Bill 2012 Passes Final Stage

After much debate, the highly anticipated Companies Bill is expected to be enacted into law shortly. It passed final stages on 10 December 2014 and is now ready to be signed into law by the President with the expectation that he will do so later this month.


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Conversion of Existing Private Companies - Glossary

Part 2 of the Companies Act 2014 (the Act) will not only consolidate all the Companies Acts 1963 to 2013 it will also introduce two new types of private companies limited by shares to replace the existing single type of private company limited by shares.


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Single Director Companies - The Buck Stops With You

Presently, under the Companies Acts 1963-2013, a company is required to have at least 2 directors at all times.


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