Company Law: Compliance and Enforcement under the Companies Act 2014

Company Law: Compliance and Enforcement under the Companies Act 2014

Wednesday, 1st April 2015

3.30pm – 6.30pm

UCC Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
Lecture Theatre G02

This event is sponsored by the College of Business and Law Invited Speakers Fund

Convenor: Professor Irene Lynch Fannon

We are delighted to host Ms. Ann Keating, Solicitor and Mr. Kevin Prendergast, Compliance Officer, two speakers from the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, who will update us on recent case law on Restriction and Disqualification of Directors and guide us through the new undertaking procedure under the Companies Act 2014. We will also host Professor Michelle Welsh of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia who will provide insights from the Australian experience.

Chair: Peter Groarke, Solicitor, President of the Southern Law Association.

Twitter: #CompaniesAct2014

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3.30 pm: Registration, Tea/Coffee at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex

3.45-4.00pm: Opening Remarks: Professor Irene Lynch Fannon, School of Law, University College Cork

4.00-4.30pm: ‘Recent Case Law on Disqualification and Restriction of Directors’ : Ms. Ann Keating, Principal  Solicitor, Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

4.30-4.45pm:  Q & A

4.45-5.15pm:  New Procedures regarding Disqualification and Restriction under the Companies Act 2014’ : Mr. Kevin Prendergast, Head of Enforcement, Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

 5.15-5.30pm: Q & A

5.30-6.00pm: ‘Enforcement of Company Law: The Australian Experience’ Professor Michelle Welsh, Monash University, Australia.

6.00-6.30pm: Panel Discussion and Closing


Continuing Professional Development: 3 hours General CPD – Group Study


Venue & Parking

The venue is located in UCC Brookfield Health Sciences complex on College Road, Cork.

Parking at UCC Campus is available on a pay per hour basis at the College Road Car Park at Perrotts Avenue

Booking details

There is no charge to attend this seminar but advance booking is necessary.
Enquiries: Noreen Delea, Events Manager, School of Law, UCC

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