Company Bureau announced as Finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2019 under the ‘Services’ Category

Company Bureau SFA Awards Service Category Finalists

We are pleased to announce that Company Bureau Formations Ltd have been selected as one of the Services Category Finalists in Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards 2019. The awards ceremony will take place in March 2019 where the winners of each category will be announced. On receiving the news, Company Bureau’s Commercial […]

Ireland still the world’s leading FDI destination despite perceived threat of BEPS legislation

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

By Philip Hayden, 20th November 2018 BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) is a set of mechanisms used by large multinationals to take advantage of various tax breaks and low rates globally. In most cases, profits are either moved to or declared in advantageous locations in order to reduce the overall tax bill of a […]

Establishing a Limited Company in the UK/NI Post-Brexit

UK Limited Company Brexit

By Philip Hayden, 16th November 2018 The United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union on the 29th of March 2019 as part of the Brexit process. While there is only a basic text detailing how the country will leave in place, the UK remains the worlds’ sixth largest economy and presents a wide range […]

Rectification and Removal of Defective Financial Statements

Rectification and Removal of Defective Financial Statements

By Philip Hayden, 13th November 2018 Section 366 of the Companies Act 2014 has made provision for the adjustment or revision of financial statements to be made easier. Under previous acts, alterations of this type were only allowed when accompanied by an application to the High Court. Rectification of Defective Financials This new provision under […]

Should my start-up company register a Trademark?

Should my start-up company register a trademark?

By Philip Hayden, 5th October 2018 There are several factors to consider when assessing whether it is worthwhile for your start-up to register a trademark. A trademark is a relatively unique brand or statement that is attached to a product or service. Various content related to the brand identity can be trademarked including brand-names, symbols, […]

The EU Trade Secrets Directive

trade secrets directive

By Philip Hayden, 27th September 2018 In June of this year, EU Directive 2016/943 has been implemented into Irish law to provide a uniform legal approach to Trade Secrets. Distinct from the regulation of patents, design rights or trademarks, trade secrets have seen very little formal law in place Europe wide. This being a directive […]

Sources of funding available to Irish Companies and Startups

Sources of Funding for Irish Companies

By Company Bureau, 26th September 2018 (Updated 6th August 2020) Ireland is ideally positioned as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit on the western edge of the European Union. With the uncertainty around Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic still looming, one thing that remains constant is an abundance of business funding options available to […]

Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 signed into law

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 25th September 2018 (Updated 12th October 2018) The Companies Statutory Audits Act 2018 has completed all stages in the Seanad and was signed into law on 25th July 2018. The 2018 Act will amend the Companies Act 2014 and does not include any stand-alone provisions, this means the that 2014 Act will continue […]

Ireland’s New Anti-Corruption Legislation – Criminal Justice Act 2018

Ireland's Anti-Corruption Legislation

By Philip Hayden, 23rd August 2018 On the 30th of July this year, the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 was implemented, drafted in response to both results of Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments, commonly known as the Mahon Tribunal and various recommendations by the Government. The Criminal Justice Act 2018 […]

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