Company Secretarial Services

In the current climate for zero-tolerance for company law infringements, company secretarial and corporate compliance matters should be a major concern for company directors and their advisors. Cogent provides a comprehensive outsourcing company secretarial and corporate compliance service package to assist directors and their advisors in meeting their obligations under the Companies Acts, 1963 – 2006 and Companies Act 2014. The firm provides a complete company secretarial and corporate compliance service from incorporation to the termination of a company.

Our outsourcing services include:

  • Company Formations
  • Registrations
  • Annual Statutory Compliance Services
  • Other Statutory Compliance Services
  • Advanced Company Secretarial Services
  • Company Secretarial Support Services
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance
  • Reorganisations and Restructurings
  • Company Restorations and Dissolutions

Irish Formations

We offer a company formation service for all types of Irish companies and normally such companies are incorporated within 5 – 7 working days.

Where necessary, we can advise on appropriate corporate structures. Our taxation department can also assist in registering any new Irish company for tax purposes.

Where necessary, we can advise on appropriate corporate structures. Our taxation department can also assist in registering any new Irish company for tax purposes.

Non-Irish Formations

We can also arrange for the incorporation of Northern Ireland and UK companies.In relation to other foreign jurisdictions, we have access to agents in many jurisdictions and can advise on the best method of arranging for a company formation.

Registrations Of A Branch Or Place Of Business

Non-Irish companies establishing a branch or a place of business in Ireland must register their details with the Registrar of Companies. We can assist or arrange for such registrations for non-Irish companies to include advising on annual compliance requirements for such companies.

Registration Of Business Names

Registration of business names for individuals, partnerships and corporate entities.

The Companies Acts, 1963 – 2014 impose a wide range of annual obligations on companies. Our annual compliance service include:

  • Preparation and filing of Annual Returns
  • Changing the Annual Return Date
  • Preparing for, attending and documenting approval and signing of statutory financial statements and holding of annual general meetings
  • Facilitate availing of audit exemption, if applicable

Preparation of company secretarial documentation and filing of relevant forms in relation to all post-incorporation events, to include:

  • Changes in share capital to include increase in authorised share capital, issue, transfer, redemption and buyback of shares
  • Changes in directors and secretaries (appointment and/or resignations)
  • Changes to a company’s memorandum and articles of association
  • Change of name or change of objects
  • Change of registered office

In conjunction with our consulting solicitors, J.W. O’Donovan, we also advise companies, their officers and their advisers on their obligations under the Companies Acts and related legislation.

  • Company Searches for both Irish registered companies and foreign companies
  • Attendance at Board and Members’ Meetings
  • Duplicate Certificate of Incorporation Services
  • Provision of company seals and statutory company registers.

We offer a wide range of services in this area which include but are not limited to

  • Creation or re-organisation of group structures
  • Execution of corporate structures for tax planning, estate planning and other purposes

The scope of the work in this area varies depending on the client requirements. We may be engaged in a purely company secretarial capacity or can liaise internally with our own tax department or externally with the client’s accountants and legal advisers to ensure that client’s objective is attained efficiently from a commercial, accounting, legal, taxation and company secretarial perspective

We offer a comprehensive service relating to the restoration and dissolution of companies which include:

  • Corporate Restorations (Administrative and High Court)
  • Voluntary Strike Off Applications
  • Voluntary Members’ Winding Up