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The Companies Act 2014

The Companies Act 2014 was signed into law by the President on 23 December 2014, and is expected to come into effect on 1 June 2015. The Act consolidates the majority of the existing Companies Act 1963 – 2013, and many of the statutory instruments, into a single statute and heralds one of the most significant changes in company law in Ireland.  The below links will direct you to our blog and videos which provide an overview of the Act, and which will be regularly updated with new content in the run up to, and following, the commencement of the Act.

  • To view the Companies Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 click here.
  • To view our Companies Act 2014 blog click here.
  • To view an overview of the act and how it is structured click here.
  • To view an outline of the new Summary Approval Procedure and also the types of merger structures that will now be available to Irish companies for the first time click here.
  • To view a summary of the new types of companies under the Act click here.
  • To view a summary of the key questions that will arise on banking transactions following the Act click here.
  • To view an overview of the key changes introduced by the Act in the area of insolvency, including receivership, liquidation and examinerships click here.