Starting a company in Ireland is a great way to expand sales to Europe and reach out to customers from around the European Union. But what if you want to start an Irish company when the only relationship to the EU you have is knowing its geographical position? Don’t worry about it! Company set up in Ireland is also available to non-EU and European Economic Area (EEA) Residents. If only of course they know and fulfil all the legal requirements to incorporate a business in Ireland. A company secretary is exactly one of these.
Who is Company Secretary for Irish Ltd
In Ireland, it is a legal requirement for every local company to have a secretary. Every person of legal age can be appointed as a company secretary, regardless of their qualification. Nevertheless, because a secretary role is associated with legal and statuary duties, we suggest appointing a person familiar with this field. So, a company secretary in Ireland is a company officer who carries out the legal, statuary company duties as well as duties assigned by company directors to help them ensure that the requirements of the Companies Act 2014 are complied with by the company.
Details of a company secretary should be notified to CRO in Form B10. They are publicly visible and can be found whenever a person is searching for your company.
Company Secretary Office Duties
A company secretary for Irish Ltd is an investment that matters a lot to your business’ success in the long run. This is mainly due to the range of responsibilities assigned to the secretary. These include the following
- execution of a company’s legal documents;
- maintenance of the statutory registers and minute books;
- acting as principal administration officer;
- communication with shareholders;
- convening meetings of members;
- ensuring that statuary forms are completed and filed with CRO in a timely manner;
- custody and use of the company seal and more.
Even though a role of a company secretary in Irish Ltd covers a vast range of duties, an individual does not require any formal preparation to be qualified as a secretary. It’s a common practice for business owners to appoint for this role any trustable person.
Read more about the roles and responsibilities of a company secretary in Ireland.
Company Secretary Services by Chern&Co
Outsourcing company secretary role to a qualified third-party company is a legal and common way to business owners to comply with their secretarial obligations. At Chern&Co, we welcome companies looking for transparent long-term presence in Ireland. Thus, we offer secretarial services to companies and take care of all duties of a company secretary. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Disclaimer: The content of this page is for acquainting purposes only and is subject to change. It does not constitute any professional advice. No liability is accepted by Chern & Co for any actions taken or not taken in reliance on the information set out in this article. Professional, legal or tax advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Common Concerns
Why to Register a Company in Ireland?
Setting up a company in Ireland carries plenty of benefits. These are the smooth process of annual returns submission, low Ireland corporate tax rate (lowest in the EU), official documentation in English, access to the European market, the brilliant reputation of Ireland as a business-friendly country, availability of progressive and educated workforce.
Is it Dangerous to Assign a Nominal Director?
Yes, from the moment of the first trademark submission, it’s valid for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely.
Can I Promote Goods and Services Under an Unregistered Trademark?
Yes, according to law, it is not mandatory to register a trademark. You can operate under an unregistered mark but in that case it would be more difficult and expensive to protect your rights for the mark in a court.
Can I Change the Specialization of My Company?
Yes, it is possible to change the specialization of your company en-route.
Can I Trade on Amazon with an Irish-registered Company?
Yes, we offer business-friendly packages for those who want to trade on Amazon for both European and US customers. We also help to pass the verification process on the marketplace.
Can I Close a Company?
Yes, this option is also possible, and we do provide this kind of service. In perfect circumstances, it takes around a month to close your company. A legal requirement is not to have large unpaid loans.