EU Shareholders’ Rights Directive & Prospectus Regulation: How will the changes affect public companies and their shareholders?

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 19th Sept 2017 The European Council have adopted amendments to the existing Shareholder Rights Directive to improve shareholder engagement and transparency of small publicly traded companies. The changes will give shareholders more say in the way a company is run, creating a system of checks and balances between those with a vested […]

Ireland awarded highest Tax Transparency Rating by the OECD

By Caitlyn Buchanan, 15th Sept 2017 Ireland has received the highest international rating on tax transparency from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to their latest review published on 12 September 2017. The OECD is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 1960 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is supporting the global […]

An Update on the Companies Accounting Act 2017

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 […]

Creation of Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Postponed until Q1 2019

By Andrew Lambe, 12th June 2017 (Updated 16th August 2018) We have recently learned that The Department of Finance has postponed the implementation of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership until Q1 2019 at the earliest. The CRO has advised that the new systems and business processes for the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) have been […]

What should my Company have in its Constitution / Memorandum and Articles of Association?

Company Constitution

By Sinéad Floody, 25th May 2017 (Updated 13th January 2021) What is the Company Constitution? A Constitution is a formal document that sets out the rules governing a company. It also defines the relationship between the company, shareholders, director and other officers of the company. As long as the company’s Constitution does not conflict with the […]

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 […]

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 is […]

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