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  • Companies Act 2014 (The “Act”) – Directors’ Statutory Duty To Adopt A New Constitution

    In accordance with Section 60 of the Companies Act 2014 Directors of an existing private company have a duty; to prepare a new constitution for the company in the form provided for in the Act; to deliver a copy of such constitution to each member; …

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  • Digital Certificates for Certificates of Incorporation of a Company Name

    Digital Certificates will replace paper Certificates of Incorporation of a Company Name from early September 2016. These digitally certified documents will replace the paper certificates previously posted out to presenters.  They will be emailed as a pdf document to the email address entered in the …

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  • Companies Act 2014 – Time Running Out for Converting to a Designated Activity Company (DAC)

    Companies wishing to be converted by re-registration to a DAC using the re-registration procedure under Part 2 of the Companies Act 2014 must, under the Act, pass an ordinary resolution to re-register by 31st August 2016, no filing fees are applicable for this process. Re-registering …

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  • Digital Certificates For Business Names

    Digital Certificates will replace paper Business Names Certificates from the 2nd August. The Digital Certificates will now be emailed as a pdf document to the email address entered on the form submitted to the CRO to apply for a business name. This will facilitate immediate receipt …

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  • Companies Act 2014 – Private Companies Limited By Shares – One Director or Two?

    Following changes introduced by the Companies Act 2014, private companies limited by shares may now have a single director. While many companies may be considering this change, particularly if once of the Directors is not active in the company, there are a few items that …

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  • Business Names Forms

    Business Names Regulations 2016 came into effect on 4th July 2016. This introduced changes to the business names forms. The new forms contain an additional field for the presenters email address to facilitate the introduction of the digital certificates which will commence in August 2016. They …

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  • LEO Galway Networking Presentation – 14 June 2016

    Here at FCS Services we had a great opportunity this morning to speak at one of the Local Enterprise Office (“LEO”) Galway’s Networking Events which was held in the Portershed, the new innovation hub in the Galway City Innovation District. A copy of our presentation, which …

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  • Companies Act 2014 – 1 Year On

    Having just passed the 1st anniversary of the commencement of the Companies Act 2014, are Company owners/directors on-board with the changes and new company structures implemented at that time? Recent evidence would indicate that Companies have been slow to date on embracing the changes with, of …

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  • UK: Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

    Effective this Wednesday, 6 April 2016, a majority  of UK companies will be required to hold, maintain and have available for inspection a register of “people with significant control” (a “PSC Register”) with reporting requirements, via the Companies House Annual Confirmation process, coming into effect in June …

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  • European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution Platform – New Obligations

    With effect from 15 February 2016 online businesses must provide an easily accessible link to the European Commission’s online dispute resolution platform (“ODR Platform”) on their websites along with their e-mail addresses.  Although the use of the ODR is optional, it is mandatory for such …

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