The Company Secretarial and Corporate Administration Services practice advises clients on all aspects of company compliance, governance and regulatory matters. Our experienced team can manage your compliance milestones allowing your organisation's resources to be focused on other core aspects of the business. We monitor new legal and regulatory developments to ensure that your company’s compliance obligations are met. Our proactive approach ensures that clients are made aware of their annual compliance obligations and are sufficiently advised in advance of filing deadlines.


A summary of our key Company Secretarial/Corporate Administration Services include:

  • Incorporation of companies and registration of branches
  • Acting as filing and process agent
  • Drafting and maintaining statutory company books, records and registers
  • Preparation of documentation in connection with the annual general meeting of the company including boardpacks
  • Drafting and maintenance of board minutes and schedules
  • Arranging and facilitating board meetings, drafting documentation to convene the meetings, contacting the participants, attending the meetings, drafting minutes and arranging for them to be approved
  • Preparation of the annual return of the company and filing to the Companies Registration Office along with the financial statements
  • Dealing with director queries as they arise
  • Preparation of necessary filings in respect of beneficial ownership
  • Drafting powers of attorney
  • Assisting the accountant to the company with requests for information and documentation
  • Preparation and submission of all relevant forms to the Companies Registration Office
  • Review of legal documentation received for signature, advising directors in relation to same
  • Arranging for documents to be notarised and/or apostilled and circulation of same
  • Circulation of post received at registered office
  • Dealing with queries pertaining to matters of Irish company law including the operation of the Companies Act 2014
  • Liaising with advisors in the respective jurisdictions of the company to answer queries
  • Participating in conference calls to deal with company secretarial matters, as required
  • Assisting with sourcing experienced Irish non-executive directors
  • Drafting directors’ service contracts
  • Altering a company’s constitution


  • Assistance in the winding up of an insolvent company by creditors’ voluntary liquidation
  • Advice to directors of a company relating to amendments to the directors’ duties under the Companies Act 2014 where the company is or is likely to be insolvent
  • Assistance to shareholder in the sale and transfer of issued share capital to investor companies
  • Voluntary strike off of a company
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