New Companies Act

The Companies Act 2014 was signed into law by the President on 23rd December 2014, and will come into effect on 1st June 2015. The Companies Act 2014 will introduce new company models and the new law will affect all companies that are already on the register.

LEO Dublin City are running a business briefing to outline the changes for Limited companies in the new act. You can register to attend the free breakfast session here.

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Why is New Act being introduced:

  • It will modernise and simplify company law
  • Reduce administrative burden on business
  • Ensure good corporate governance


What does this mean for your company:

  • It will bring changes in legislation which will affect every company
  • All existing Private Companies Limited by Shares will be required to change to a new Company Type
  • All CRO forms will change from 1st June 2015
  • Old forms will no longer be accepted after this date
  • New forms should not be submitted prior to 1st June 2015
  • Draft forms are available on the CRO website – www.cro.ie
  • Conversion forms will be free of charge


The CRO website gives detailed information on many aspects of the Companies Act 2014. It has frequently asked questions, draft forms, draft leaflets and model constitutions.

Sign up to the CRO Newsletter to make sure you receive updates regarding the legislative changes en route. You can also download the company director information leaflet detailing the main changes that are taking place.