The Companies Act 2006 was a major change to company law, designed to simplify and update the process of setting up and running a company for the twenty-first century.

This briefing will provide a reminder of what incorporation means, and an outline of the main changes brought
about by the Act. The final section will look at the status of company law in the Republic of Ireland.

This briefing covers:- 

  • Forming a Company
  • After Incorporation
  • Incorporating a Company
  • The Companies Act 2006
  • Community Interest Companies and Designated Activity Companies 

Briefing 121: Incorporation and Recent Changes to Company Law