An Update on the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017

By Sinead Floody, 21st August 2017 The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (the 2017 Act) was signed into law on 9th June 2017, transposing Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament into Irish law. The enactment of this legislation extends the definition of Unlimited Companies and introduces the new Micro Company. Unlimited Companies  The 2017 Act eliminates[…] Read More

Avoiding Share Valuation Disputes

By Brendan Ringrose Corporate lawyer and Partner Whitney Moore Solicitors 17th Aug 2017 Disputes often arise in relation to the value of the shares in an Irish private company. This is often relevant when a shareholder in a company decides to sell his or her shares. The best way to avoid costly and time-consuming disputes[…] Read More

My Company’s Annual Return is Late – What do I do now?

By Sinead Floody, 9th Aug 2017 Unfortunately, this is a common enough question that we get asked by start-up companies. The implications on not filing on time are quite significant if accounts are also late as part of the annual return. The First ‘6 month’ Annual Return If your company’s first annual return (due 6[…] Read More

Creation of Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Postponed until Q4 2017

By Andrew Lambe. 12th June 2017 We have recently learned that The Department of Finance has postponed the implementation of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership until Q4 2017 at the earliest. This was the second and final part of Ireland’s implementation of the 4th EU AML Directive (AML4D) with the first part being the[…] Read More

Engaging Employees and Performance Management –more than distant cousins!

By Orlaith Hickey, HR Consultant. 9th May 2017 The employment relationship has changed vastly over the last 20 years. This has come about due to increased competition, a change in customer demands, new technologies and the expectation of improved results from stakeholder and shareholders. This new competitive business environment demands constant change – in how[…] Read More

Why is Ireland so popular for the funds industry?

By Caitlyn Buchanan. 4 April 2017   The Irish funds industry has earned an excellent reputation around the globe as a location for strong and efficient regulation, that encourages market and product developments, while protecting the interests of its investors. Ireland has developed as a strong knowledge economy, focused on services and high-tech industries; it[…] Read More

What are the company name restrictions in Ireland?

By Caitlyn Buchanan. 8th March 2017   Choosing a company name is an important step because it will become an integral part of your brand. Company Names must be approved and are granted at the Companies Registration Office’s (CRO) discretion. Think of a couple options and use this guide to avoid your company name being[…] Read More