Company Formation and Insolvency

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As part of our regular commercial law services, Duncan Grehan & Partners arrange for the provision of Irish limited liability companies for use off-shore or in Ireland. New companies can be established and provided within ten days of taking instructions. Shelf companies are available on demand. Advices are available in respect of all company secretarial services, director’s duties, shareholders’ agreements, capital increases.

Irish company law has been consolidated by the Companies Act, 2014 which took effect from 1 June 2015. The 2014 Act has created a number of new types of companies including a new type of private company limited by shares now called a Designated Activity Company (DAC). Existing companies incorporated in Ireland are required to implement the changes made by the 2014 Act within 18 months of 1 June 2015. Every company needs to take Irish law advice to comply with the changes imposed and by not doing so to be made aware of the consequences. Should you require further information please contact us at

In September 2012 Duncan Grehan lectured on the Irish Limited Liability Company (Ltd.) at a conference of German speaking lawyers in Innsbruck, Austria, organised by DACH (

Conversely, we provide advice to shareholders, creditors and directors on company insolvency, liquidations, receivership and examinerships. Allied services include attending creditors’ meetings and reviewing retention of title claims.

Unfortunately a lot of companies these days find themselves in financial difficulties and will need to take every possible step to ensure that their situation is dealt with properly. We are experienced in providing shareholders, directors and creditors with advice on the various insolvency procedures: receivership, liquidation, schemes of arrangement or examinership.

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In May 2010 Duncan Grehan lectured about Insolvency and Restructuring under Irish Law at a conference of German speaking lawyers in Milan, Italy, which was organised by DACH (  

Please contact us if you are interested in reading the full paper or need legal advice regarding the current situation of your company.

Duncan Grehan has contributed to a number of German publications:

He has written the Irish chapter of a comprehensive book “Beck’scher Grosskommentar zum Insolvenzrecht” edited by Dr Stefan Rheinhardt, published by Beck Verlag, explaining the national insolvency laws of many of the world’s capital economies.

He has also contributed a chapter to a book on insolvency law, containing reports from all over the world, called “Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (aus Band 3: Anhang 2)”, Kirchhof/Lwowski/Stürner (Hrsg.), 2003, Verlag C.H. Beck.

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