Corporate Secretarial

Corporate Secretarial

BDO is one of Ireland's leading providers of Corporate Secretarial Services.

Our services are designed to support the management and running of a company at any stage - from set up to wind up. We can look after incorporation with the Companies Registration Office, prepare annual returns, process structural changes and even manage day-to-day issues like payroll.

As experts in all areas of corporate structure, we can help companies of all types and sizes, to fulfill their statutory obligations efficiently.

Why choose BDO

Our services include


  • Maintenance of statutory registers
  • Management and updating of minute books
  • Preparation of the company’s annual return
  • Filing of the annual return and the annual accounts at the Companies Registration Office
  • Preparation of the documentation for the Annual General Meeting of the company
  • Registration of business names
  • Advice on updating Memorandum and Articles of Association / Constitution
  • Registration of non-Irish companies as a branch
  • Preparation and filing of annual requirements for branches
  • Advice on governance requirements of setting up in Ireland
  • New Company formations
  • Advice on voluntary strike off of companies that have ceased trading/never traded
  • Restoration of companies previously struck off the Register
  • Advice on company restructures, amalgamations, reorganisations etc
  • Advice on share restructures, issue of new shares, transfer, redemption and buy-back of shares
  • Provision of named Corporate Company Secretary and Director Services
  • Minute taking at Board and shareholder meetings
  • Management of Company secretarial requirements for PLCs and listed companies in compliance with the various Governance codes and Listing rules
  • Advice on the implementation of a governance health-check
  • Advice and assistance in relation to the application of Irish Company Law, in particular the provisions of the Companies Act 2014
  • Provision of assistance to clients regarding the implications of changes to legislation and corporate regulatory obligations
  • Provision of Registered office address and mail forwarding facility
  • Arranging for documentation to be notarised, legalised and apostilled, as required
  • Assistance with banking transactions and reconciliations
  • Provision of international payroll coordination support to clients as required
  • Advice on stamp duty and arranging for e-stamping of documents online with the Revenue

Companies Act 2014

The Companies Act 2014 (The "Act") commenced in June 2015. The Act is the culmination of a number of years work undertaken by The Company Law Review Group to consolidate existing company law into one concise piece of legislation.

The aim is to simplify and reform the obligations of smaller companies by introducing a new model for private companies limited by shares. 

In addition, the Act aims to make Company Law requirements easier for all to understand. Upon commencement, the Act revolutionised Irish Company Law and provided a modern state of the art Company Law code for Ireland.



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