Companies Bill 2012 Enacted As The Companies Act 2014

Author:Mr Lorcan Tiernan and David O'Mahony
Profession:Dillon Eustace

The Companies Bill 2012 was signed by the President of Ireland on 23 December 2014 and has been enacted as the Companies Act 2014 (Act No. 38 of 2014)(the "Companies Act"). The Companies Act will be commenced by Statutory Instrument and is expected to be effective from 1 June 2015 with a transition period of 18 months for certain elements.

The Companies Act represents a significant reform of Ireland's company law regime by consolidating, reforming and amending existing company law legislation. With about 1,500 sections, it is the largest piece of legislation ever enacted by the Oireachtas.

The Companies Act impacts every Irish company together with all directors and shareholders. Please see our website ( ) for updates on the...

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