Conversion options for existing Irish private companies

If you have an existing private limited company, you need to decide whether to convert your private company into a private company limited by shares or remain a designated activity company.

Conversion of Irish private company

If you wish to remain a designated activity company you must have made the necessary application by 31 August 2016 at the latest.

If you do not take any action the private company will automatically convert and become a private company limited by shares by default on 30 November 2016.

By converting early you can take advantage of the benefits immediately rather than waiting for the default position.

Company Law Action for 2016:

Decide on whether to convert to the new type private company or to become a designated activity company and convert early to take advantage of the new regime.

Read more on the new rules.

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