Company Law

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The government has denied that there is a conflict of interest between Paul Gallagher SC's role as Attorney General and his work for the former directors of Independent News & Media (INM). It emerged this week that Mr Gallagher continued, following his appointment as Attorney General, to advise

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Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of Liam Boyle as head of company secretarial in Ireland. Mr Boyle joins the firm from another corporate law firm in Dublin where he was a manager in the company secretarial department. Prior to this, he served in two leading global corporate service

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McCann FitzGerald partner Audrey Byrne and senior associate Áine Murphy consider a recent High Court judgment which provides useful clarity on contributories’ inspection rights arising in a liquidation under Sections 631 and 684 of the Companies Act 2014. In a recent judgment, which pro

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The Company Law Review Group (CLRG) will publish a report within months on the practice of trading entities splitting their operations between trading and property and on transactional avoidance. The statutory advisory expert body has published its 2020 annual report, highlighting the significant bo

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Businesses will have until 11 June 2021 to file their annual returns following a further extension to the deadline. The Companies Registration Office (CRO) said it is "aware of difficulties being experienced by presenters in trying to file annual returns in the run up to the filing deadline".

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Legislation allowing companies to hold virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) during the Covid-19 pandemic has been extended until the end of the year. The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 makes temporary amendments to the Companies Act 2014 and the Industrial and Provident S

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The vast majority of companies in Ireland are set to benefit from a proposed new stand-alone process which will allow for them to be rescued without going to court as part of the examinership process. The proposed "summary rescue process", now out for consultation, was designed by the Company Law Re

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Nearly four in ten Irish-listed companies held closed AGMs in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The firm's AGM Season Report 2020 reviews the types of AGMs that took place during the pandemic and the implications of

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Online shareholder meetings may continue to be allowed in Irish law beyond next summer if take-up remains strong after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, William Fry has said. Over 170 in-house legal counsel from across Ireland yesterday attended a virtual William Fry CounselConnect conference which

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Company start-up registrations in Ireland reached a five-year low in the first half of 2020, according to new figures, but there may be signs of a recovery. In January, company start-up registrations exceeded 2,200 in a single month for the first time ever, according to the figures published by CRIF

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Calls have been made for the Government to temporarily amend company legislation so that virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) can be held, as companies try to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, The Irish Times reports. By law, all companies must hold AGMs and the maximum time allowed between meet

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