Maintaining high standards of corporate governance is critically important to every business. This has been highlighted by a number of events which have achieved public notoriety in recent years and this in turn has emphasised the importance of the role of the company secretary.

Every company from the smallest to the largest has a range of obligations which must be met. Statutory registers have to be maintained, they must comply with filing obligations under the Companies Acts, changes of directors have to be notified, all have to be recorded and with relevant board decisions minuted.

These duties will often be looked at by the company secretary. However, the increasing burden and complexity of the legislation and regulatory framework governing companies coupled with associated costs means many organisations are choosing to outsource this vitally important function.

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Our Services

  • company incorporations;
  • annual compliance and maintenance of statutory records to include the beneficial interests register;
  • corporate re-organisations;
  • share compliance;
  • attendance and minute taking at board and shareholder meetings;
  • advice on minimising the disclosure of your financial information;
  • statutory compliance reviews;
  • review of corporate structures;
  • due diligence of your statutory records;
  • advice and assistance with carrying out a Summary Approval Procedure (SAP) to effect:
    • capital reductions;
    • financial assistance for acquisition of shares;
    • variation of capital on a re-organisation;
    • director/connected party loans/guarantees;
    • mergers; and
    • releasing of pre-acquisition reserves.
  • provision of temporary staffing to assist at busy times in your company secretarial department;
  • voluntary strike offs; and
  • restorations.

Why Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton’s team contains qualified Company Secretaries. Clients are assured that they will meet all of their obligations under the Companies Acts and other relevant legislation and regulations.

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