It is critical nowadays for companies to have proper corporate governance in place and to comply fully with complex company law. Our thorough understanding of corporate compliance obligations and corporate governance systems means we excel at advising and helping our clients with company secretarial work. Whether you are setting up a company or need support with ongoing reporting and compliance obligations, we can help.
Our company secretarial team lead by Mary Flanagan, offers services in a wide range of areas, including;
We use our company secretarial expertise to work with clients on the:
- restructuring of corporate groups
- creation of new share classes and the associated rights
- transfer of shares between parties and related issues
- availability of stamp duty reliefs on share restructuring • options for share redemption
- implementation of group structures using ‘golden shares’
When necessary, we liaise with our tax experts on this work to ensure our clients are availing of all relevant available corporate and personal tax reliefs.
We advise on how the board of directors should operate, how directors’ and members’ meetings should run, and the roles and duties of directors as officers of the company. We help clients as needed when directors are joining or leaving their boards. We are always happy to deal with queries from our clients on any practical corporate governance issues that arise.
We work on all types of company formations, from new start-ups to restructuring existing client operations. Our services include registering business names for clients and registering branches of foreign companies.
We also advise clients on the legal disclosure requirements for stationery and on their websites. Our colleagues in our tax department work with us and the relevant tax authority on the registration of new companies or branches.
Unlimited Corporate Structures
We advise clients on their options regarding publishing their trading information. This can include, for example, putting in place structures around their existing operations that include unlimited entities which may give them greater options in relation to publicly filing accounting information.
Specialist Reviews of Corporate Records
We carry out specialist reviews of corporate records to ensure the information they contain is complete and consistent, in line with client instructions. This is an essential part of preparing a company for a planned due diligence process. Once this is done, we present final reports to our clients for review.
We advise on the implementation and allocation of new shareholdings to investors. When appropriate, we work with our tax experts on the provision of taxation reliefs to new company investors such as the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS).