Solicitors in Sligo, Dublin, Boyle, Ballina, Galway & Limerick

What is Corporate Law?

Corporate law (company law/corporations law) is about big business, which has separate legal personality, with limited liability or unlimited liability for its members or shareholders, who buy and sell their stocks depending on the performance of the board of directors. It deals with the firms that are incorporated or registered under the corporate or company law of a sovereign state or their subnational states. The four defining characteristics of the modern corporation are:

  • Separate Legal Personality of the company (the right to sue and be sued in its own name;
  • Limited Liability of the shareholders (so that when the company is insolvent, they only owe the money that they subscribed for in shares);
  • Shares;
  • Delegated Management – control of the company placed in the hands of a board of directors.

Our Corporate Legal Team

Our Corporate team will guide you through all key aspects of your Corporate transactions, whether it’s starting your own business, negotiating a Shareholder agreement, purchasing an existing business or entering into a Partnership contract agreement. We will advise you on how best to structure the deal to suit your needs whether it’s via Share Purchase or Asset Purchase agreement.

Our specialist sector knowledge, combined with our experts in areas such as tax, employment, business development, pensions and real estate law, enables us to fully understand your business questions and issues and provide rounded practical and commercial advice.

In these days of increased corporate vigilance, it is imperative that all directors are fully aware of their roles and duties to the company and shareholder. Recent decisions on reckless trading means that directors need to be fully informed of the loops, pitfalls and risks of poor Corporate Governance.

Our legal team of experts will provide legal assistance to ensure your business is in safe hands.

Brian Gill, Partner
LLB (NUI Galway); Diploma in Arbitration (UCD); Diplomas in European Law & Employment Law (Law Society of Ireland)
T: 071 916 2032
T: 071 966 2019
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