Corporate Governance & Compliance

The Corporate Governance & Compliance team at A&L Goodbody advise Irish and international clients operating in both the regulated and unregulated sectors in this ever more complex area.

We 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.

Our team has in depth knowledge of the significant corporate governance codes in Ireland. The codes are designed to ensure effective boardrooms; transparency around roles and responsibilities; and accountability to, and engagement with, stakeholders.

Our specialist lawyers have industry-specific compliance and regulation expertise and advise all sectors including banking and financial services, insurance, telecoms, energy and natural resources, life sciences and healthcare and technology.

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


  • Banks and insurers

    in respect of the Central Bank Corporate Governance Codes.

  • Listed companies

    the UK Corporate Governance Code, notably in respect of the formulations of ‘explanations’ under the “comply or explain” principles.

  • State Bodies and 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.