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.


Fraudulent CRO Filings – Company Officers Take Note

Company Officers need to be vigilant in monitoring the filings being made on behalf of their company at the Companies Registration Office (CRO). 

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Effect on Annual General Meetings

Although an important requirement for all companies incorporated in Ireland, the annual general meeting (the “AGM”) is one that is often seen as a formality and overlooked by many private limited companies.  The Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) seeks to address this and lift the additional administration burden in certain circumstances.

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Majority Resolutions

Current legislation provides that where shareholders wish to pass a resolution of the company they may be passed either:

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Companies Act 2014: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

The Companies Act 2014 introduces significant reforms to Company Law in Ireland.

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Written Resolutions making Corporate Transactions Easier

The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) will make a significant positive impact on the way corporate transactions are concluded and on corporate governance in general. Members (shareholders) of a company will be permitted by default to pass written resolutions signed only by the requisite majority.

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Directors’ Meetings Taking Advantage of Modern Communications

The Companies Act 2014 will bring welcome development and modernisation to the Irish corporate governance landscape.

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