The Company Agenda, Spring 2013


The Companies Bill 2012, published by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD, on 21 December 2012, will revolutionise Irish company law and provide a state of the art company law code for Ireland. The heads of Bill were drafted by the Company Law Review Group (CLRG) and its innovations are based on its recommendations. Dr Tom Courtney, head of Arthur Cox’s Company Compliance and Governance Group has been chairperson of the CLRG and William Johnston, banking partner, has been a member of it, since its establishment in 2000. In this issue of ‘The Company Agenda’ Dr Tom Courtney outlines the architecture of the Bill and provides an overview of its main innovations.

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