We offer a broad range of expertise in the following key areas:

Start Up and Company Formations

  • Registration of all types of companies, branches and Limited Partnerships
  • Charitable Status Applications
  • Residency requirements for Irish companies and branches
  • Non-EEA resident director insurance bonds and Continuous Link Certificates
  • Registered office address
  • Named Company Secretary
  • Company names and company name reservations
  • Drafting and filing of Constitution and registration application
  • Provision of corporate documentation post-registration
  • Business name registration
  • Initial disclosure to the Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO)

 

Corporate Governance

  • Advice on all aspects of corporate governance and Company Law in Ireland
  • Directors Duties and Governance Training
  • Direct Support to the Board and Chairperson
  • Health Checks
  • Implementation of Target Structures
  • Regulatory Disclosures

 

Board and Shareholder Meetings

  • Board Room Facilities
  • Ensuring proper procedures for meetings
  • Agendas, Notices, Proxy Forms and Meeting Packs
  • Minute Taking

 

Annual Company Secretarial Compliance Services

  • Advice in relation to Audit Exemption and Financial Reporting
  • Approval of Financial Statements
  • Holding AGMs
  • Dividends
  • Filing of Annual Returns
  • Maintaining Statutory Registers and Minute Books
  • Named Company Secretary
  • Registered Office Address
  • Beneficial Ownership Disclosure
  • Advice on legislative developments

 

Other Company Secretarial Services

  • Reconstruction of Statutory Registers
  • Alteration to Constitution and Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Rectification to Share Register
  • Share Restructuring and variation of Share Capital
  • Change of Company Name
  • Change of Company Officers
  • Removal of Directors
  • Re-registration of Company Type
  • Resignation of Auditor
  • Registration of Mortgages and Charges
  • Summary Approval Procedure
  • Remediation of non-compliance and discrepancy notices from the RBO
  • Notarisation and Apostille

 

Winding Up

  • Members’ Voluntary Liquidation
  • Voluntary Strike Off
  • Creditors Voluntary Liquidation
  • Cancellation of Voluntary Strike Off
  • Administrative or High Court Restoration

 

Court Applications

  • District Court Application to Restore Audit Exemption
  • High Court removal of CRO filings from the Register
  • High Court Restoration

Experience

  • Assisting domestic and international clients with the registration of companies, funds, limited partnerships, branches, companies limited by guarantee and charities in Ireland
  • Providing company secretarial support to Regulated Fund companies, SPVs, private and public companies, and charities.
  • Advising clients on best practice for holding successful board and shareholder meetings.
  • Advising company officers in various sectors on their duties and responsibilities under the Companies Act.
  • Attending and minute taking at Board and shareholder meetings.
  • Advising companies on audit exemption and financial reporting requirements in Ireland
  • Advising clients on Summary Approval Procedures (SAPs) and requirements relating to a reduction of share capital requiring High Court approval pursuant to Section 84 of the Companies Act 2014.
  • Advising clients on requirements relating to the winding up of companies and branches.
  • Advising clients on High Court and administrative restorations of companies.
  • Advising clients on discrepancy and non-compliance notices from the Register of Beneficial Ownership
  • Assisting clients with the preparation of minutes, resolutions, statutory declarations and associated documentation relating to share transactions and re-organisations, changes to company officers, alterations to Constitutions, rectifying public filings and other regulatory matters.
Head of Practice
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Colm Hanley

Head of Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance
Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance

chanley@lkshields.ie
+353 91 341 346


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+353 91 341 346

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