Led by partner, Gríana O’Kelly, Lavelle Partners’ corporate and commercial team has a dynamic reputation for providing advice on corporate governance issues for both Irish and international companies.
Our team can assist with:
formations and registrations in Ireland (both from domestic and overseas
secretary duties and responsibilities
Registration Office filings and compliance
one of Dublin’s most respected and established law firms, our clients include start
up enterprises, SMEs, banking and financial institutions, global asset
management companies, State bodies and multi-national corporations.
What is corporate governance?
governance refers to the rules, policies,
and procedures by which corporations are
directed and controlled. It is an
exercise in balancing the interests of all company stakeholders, including
shareholders, directors, management, suppliers, customers, lenders, the
government, and the wider community.
What are the main laws and regulations relating to corporate governance in Ireland?
Several key pieces of legislation underpin corporate governance in Ireland, including, but not
- The Companies Act 2014 – coming into force in 2015, this was
the largest piece of substantive statute law in Irish history. It completely modernised company law and has
been amended several times. The most
significant amendment is the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 which came into
force on 9 June 2017. The main purpose
of the Accounting Act was to transpose EU
Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU into Irish law.
- The European
Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities)
Regulations 2016 – this act requires most companies to collate and
maintain information on their main beneficial owner.
- The European Union (Disclosure of
Non-Financial and Diversity Information by certain large undertakings and
groups) Regulations 2017 –
transposed the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (2014/95/EU) into Irish law,
introducing mandatory sustainability reporting for large companies using a
“comply or explain” model.
(EU) 596/2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation) – introduced stringent
rules concerning insider lists and insider information.
law team has an in-depth understanding of these and all other laws relating to
corporate governance and directors’ duties in Ireland. This means we can provide sharp, commercially
astute, pragmatic legal advice to assist you in both domestic and international
corporate governance issues.
Why choose Lavelle Partners to advise and represent you on corporate governance?
are alive to changes to corporate governance at both a national and
international level and pass this information onto our clients, so they are
always ahead of the game.
it comes to risk management/corporate compliance challenges, our team can conduct
audits and reviews of your compliance processes. We can also develop and assess reputational
risk management policies and conduct due diligence reviews.
are a partner-led firm, providing our clients with confidence that complex
matters such as corporate governance are being managed by highly experienced
further information on how we can help you with corporate governance matters in
Ireland and the EU, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644