Course Overview

This course will illustrating the involvement of Company Secretarial & Co. Law in Company Transitions & Succession Planning, covering the following topics:

  • Management Buyout/Succession Planning
  • Bonus Issues
  • Subdivision/Re-designation of Shares
  • Incorporation of Sole trader to Company
  • The Acquisition Process – Co. Sec
  • Summary Approval Procedure
  • Requirement for directors’ declaration
  • SAP 203- Financial assistance for purchase of own shares/loans/guarantees to directors
  • Involvement of Co. Sec in Pre-Sale Planning
  • Possible Reliefs for Pre-Sale Restructuring
  • Tax matters – Sales of shares or assets
  • Share Buybacks/Redemptions
  • Share Buyback & Fresh Issue of Shares
  • SAP204 – Reduction in Company Capital
  • Excess Share Capital
  • Creation of Holding Co. – for Shareholders
  • Mergers


CPD Course Facilitators

Des O’Neill – Co-Founder and Managing Director, OmniPro

Having worked for a number of years in practice, Des O’Neill co-founded OmniPro to develop tools, techniques, products and services, empowering accountants to achieve their best. Over 15 years, he has grown the company to a multi-million-euro turnover business and established OmniPro as Ireland’s largest independent provider of CPD for accountants.

Des speaks regularly, at national and international fora, on practice development, auditing, accounting, company law and regulation. He is passionate about bringing innovation to the profession and empowering accountants to achieve what they want in their careers and practice.

John Murphy: Tax, Corporate Restructuring and Practice Support

As a lead member of our technical support team, John relishes problem-solving to help accountants develop innovative client solutions and sharing technical knowledge on tax, financial reporting and auditing.

A Chartered Tax Adviser, he advises clients in practice on a range of issues from income tax, tax planning, restructuring and exit planning to Revenue audits. In addition, he provides support on financial reporting, auditing and company law; conducts company valuations and advises on pre-sale restructuring.

John also plays a key role as a researcher and subject-matter expert in developing OmniPro information products such as the and As a speaker at OmniPro CPD events, he brings these industry-leading insights to accountants participating in our training programmes.