Liquidation And Examinership

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The Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Bill 2021 has passed through all the legislative stages in the Oireachtas and will now be sent to the president for signature. The bill will amend the Companies Act 2014 to provide a new dedicated rescue process for small and micro-co

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William Fry partner Ruairi Rynn and senior associate Niamh Cacciato consider the impact of SCARP on landlords. In a recent article we set out the key features of SCARP, the government's proposed rescue process for small and micro companies. The proposed legislation envisages that:

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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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The law on examinership should be amended to introduce an "examinership-lite" option for small businesses struggling in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, an Oireachtas committee has said. The proposal is one of 19 recommendations made by the Oireachtas special committee on COVID-19 response in

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Accountant Sarah-Jane O'Keeffe has become the first woman in Ireland to be appointed as an examiner, just one day after a High Court judge made a significant appeal for gender balance. Ms O'Keeffe, who works for Baker Tilly, was appointed by Trim Circuit Court as interim examiner to the Eastern Seab

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