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.


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: Implications for Funds and their Management Companies

The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) came into force on 1 June 2015. In this briefing we assess the impact of the Act on existing Irish investment funds, both UCITS and AIFs, established as public limited companies (PLCs) and Irish fund management companies, established as private limited companies.

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Investment Companies

Investment companies incorporated pursuant to the provisions of Part XIII of the Companies Act 1990 are commonly referred to as Non UCITS funds, as distinct to those investment funds (including companies) which are governed by the European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2011 (the UCITS Regulations).

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