Introduction (Reorganisations etc.)

Part 9 – Reorganisations, Acquisitions, Mergers and Divisions The rules on schemes of arrangement – which practitioners will remember as being set out in Section 201 of the 1963 Act – are re-enacted here, with an attempt to streamline them. Up to now, it hasn’t been possible to perform a merger between two private Irish…...

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Divisions (New)

Part 9 – Reorganisations, Acquisitions, Mergers and Divisions The part of the Act which relates to divisions is new. It is now possible for an Irish company to be divided so that its undertaking is split between two other Irish companies. The rules in relation to divisions mirror the merger provisions. For most of the…...

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Acquisitions

Part 9 – Reorganisations, Acquisitions, Mergers and Divisions The rules in relation to acquisitions are as follows: The right to buy out shareholders who dissent from a scheme or a contract which has been approved by a majority is dealt with in Section 457. This section also deals with the right of dissenting shareholders to…...

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Schemes of Arrangement

Part 9 – Reorganisations, Acquisitions, Mergers and Divisions When you hear “scheme of arrangement” in company law, you may naturally think of the examinership process, but almost thirty years before examinership came into the Irish legal framework, our company law provided for a procedure where claims against a company could be compromised, or arrangements with…...

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