Briefing – What the new Companies Act means for the construction sector?

23 Apr 2015

Companies Act



What the Companies Act means for the Construction Industry?

A briefing with Mason Hayes & Curran

Wednesday 6th May 2015

(This briefing is eligible for CIRI CPD)

The Companies Act 2014, which consolidates and reforms Irish company law, contains all Irish laws relating to the formation, management, share capital, insolvency and investigation of companies. 

The commencement of the new  Act is planned for 1 June 2015 and all companies must consider what actions to take to align their structures with the new legal regime. Unlike previous consolidations of company law, the Companies Act requires existing private companies to take an active step after enactment to prepare a new-form constitution and elect either to re-register as a designated activity company or to register as a new-form private company limited by shares.
This briefing, which is being provided by Mason Hayes & Curran, will focus on what the new Act means for the construction industry, as well as looking at the steps construction companies will need to take in order to prepare for its enactment and commencement. 
Areas covered:

  • one-director companies
  • option to avoid annual general meetings
  • new rules on loans by directors as well as loans to directors
  • simplification of dealings with banks and other financiers
  • pending changes on filing of unlimited company accounts.
This briefing is specially for CIF members and will take place on Wednesday 6th May 2015 in CIF, Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6.  The briefing will run from approximately 8.30am to 9.30am
CPD – Those who attend the briefing will be eligible to claim 1 Structured CPD point under the CIRI CPD requirements.  
This is a free event but, like all CIF briefings, it will only proceed if sufficient numbers register to attend in advance. 

If you would like to register please email [email protected] 
Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Programme (approximate times)           
8am:            Registration & Networking

8.30am:       Presentations by Paul Egan and Gavin O’Flaherty, Mason, Hayes & Curran

9.15am:       Q & A

Reserve a place
To reserve your place for the briefing please email Ruth Baily at [email protected]


About Paul Egan

Partner & Chairman, Corporate
Mason Hayes & Curran

Paul Egan, Mason Hayes & CurranPaul is a Partner and Chairman with Mason, Hayes & Curran’s Corporate Department, practising in corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises public, private and state-owned companies generally and on matters of company law, corporate governance and securities law. He is also the author or co-author of several publications and has been a member of the statutory Company Law Review Group since 2000 and was Chairman of its Committee on PLCs and Associated Issues from 2004 – 2006. From 1987 until 2004 he was a member of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland, and Chairman 2002 to 2004. He is also a member of the Irish Stock Exchange’s Regulatory Panel. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, as well as Ireland.


About Gavin O’Flaherty


Partner, Corporate
Mason Hayes & Curran

Gavin O'Flaherty, Mason Hayes & CurranGavin is a partner in Mason, Hayes and Curran’s Corporate Team. He practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, corporate establishments, equity investments and general corporate law. He has extensive experience of corporate activity in the technology sector and works closely with high potential and emerging companies on all aspects of their corporate growth through fundraising rounds, commercial agreements, restructurings and disposal/acquisition opportunities. He assists our Tax and Corporate Teams on tax-based corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate transformations, restructurings and re-organisations and cross-border transactions, including inward investment.


About Mason Hayes and Curran


Mason Hayes & CurranMason Hayes & Curran has a tradition of delivering consistently excellent advice and providing a broad range of legal services to multi-national, institutional and government clients.The firm has a solution-driven approach to business, which combines commercial awareness with intellectual rigor, constantly exceeding client expectations. They offer real strength and depth yet have still retained their entrepreneurial flair and business focus.

Key areas of expertise include Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Law, Tax, Financial Services and Litigation across a range of sectors including construction, energy, healthcare, technology, real estate and banking.


Don’t delay, book your place for this briefing now by emailing – [email protected]

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