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Corporate Governance & Compliance


Corporate governance and compliance continues to be the subject of much debate and reform in Ireland. Our dedicated Corporate Governance and Compliance team advises Irish and international clients from both the regulated and unregulated sectors in this ever more complex area. We are seen as the firm of choice for Corporate Governance issues generally. 

We regularly assist boards, directors, shareholders and other key stakeholders on devising optimal corporate governance structures, implementing effective corporate governance frameworks, and ensuring compliance with adopted protocols and applicable codes. We have many years of experience in advising on shareholder and boardroom disputes. 

Our team has an in depth knowledge of the significant corporate governance codes which are effective in Ireland. Each of the codes converge in seeking to deliver an effective boardroom; transparency around roles and responsibilities; and accountability to, and engagement with, stakeholders.

Examples of our Corporate Governance work include advising:  

  • Banks and insurers (both indigenous institutions and those who have established in or migrated to Ireland) in respect of the Central Bank Corporate Governance Codes
  • Listed companies as to the UK Corporate Governance Code, notably in respect of the formulations of ‘explanations’ under the “comply or explain” principles
  • State Bodies and/or Government Departments on the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, notably in respect of engagement with stakeholders and Board effectiveness
  • Voluntary Hospitals in relation to reorganisations and joint ventures  

In addition we also advise on:

  • Shareholder Rights
  • Directors and Officers liabilities and obligations
  • Stock Exchange Rules and codes of practice
  • Disclosure, Market Abuse and Transparency Regulations

We also advise on industry-specific compliance and regulation relating to all sectors including banking and financial services, insurance, telecoms, energy and natural resources, life sciences and healthcare and technology.

“A&L Goodbody’s deep corporate practice is of the very highest quality.”

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