Deadlines for Conversion under the Companies Act 2014

Deadlines for Conversion under the Companies Act 2014

Under the 2014 Companies Act, all existing private companies limited by shares (i.e. incorporated under the previous Companies Acts) have the option of converting to one of the new company types (LTD or DAC (Designated Activity Company)) during a transition period which ends on 30th November 2016.

Companies that have not applied to the CRO to be converted to either a DAC or an LTD during the transition period will be automatically converted to an LTD by the CRO after 1st December 2016.

Companies wishing to be converted to a DAC must, under the Act, pass an ordinary resolution to convert by 31st August and should follow up by filing a Form N2 and amended Constitution with the CRO as soon as possible thereafter.

Companies wishing to convert to an LTD and adopt a new Constitution should do so as soon as possible as the CRO cannot guarantee that applications received at the very end of the transition period will be processed before 30th November 2016.

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