Company Types during the Transition Period

Please note that the company type can be checked by using the Company Search Facility. The Transition Period will end on 30th November 2016, 18 months after the commencement on 1st June 2015 .

Company Type during the Transition Period

Company Type
under current
Companies
Acts

During the Transition Period

18 month period - from 1st June 2015

On End of Transition Period 30th November 2016

Will it Require Name Change?

Name
exemption
possible?

Private Limited by
shares

Private Limited by shares - operate under the Designated Activity Company legislation

LTD company* unless
converted to DAC

No

No

Single member
private company
limited by shares

Single member private company limited by shares - operate under Designated Activity Company legislation

LTD company* unless
converted to DAC

No

No

Private, limited by
shares, licence to
omit ltd

Private, limited by shares, licence to omit ltd - operate under DAC legislation

LTD company* unless
converted to DAC

Yes

No

*It should be remembered that all Private Limited by Shares companies can convert to the Designated Activity Company type, by re-registering, during the Transition Period using form N2. Where Private limited by shares companies do not convert to either the LTD/DAC model, then the Registrar of Companies will give effect to the conversion requirements and the companies will become LTD companies.

Private guarantee
with share capital

Designated Activity Company (limited by guarantee)

Designated Activity Company (limited by guarantee)

Yes. By end of transition period ,30th Nov 2016,must include type at end of
name.

Yes

Private guarantee
with shares,
licence to omit ltd

Designated Activity Company (guarantee licence)

Designated Activity Company (guarantee licence)

No

Exemption
still applies
from old Act

Single member
company ltd by g/
tee with sh/cap

Designated Activity Company (limited by guarantee)

Designated Activity Company (limited by guarantee)

Yes. By end of transition period, 30th Nov 2016, must include type at end of
name..

Yes.

Private unlimited
with share capital

ULC - Private Unlimited Company

ULC - Private Unlimited
Company

Yes. By end of transition period must include type at end of name.

Yes. Exemption possible under section 1237.

Public unlimited
company with a
share capital

PUC - Public Unlimited Company

PUC - Public Unlimited
Company

Yes. By end of transition period must include type at end of name.

Yes. Exemption possible under section 1237.

Public unlimited
company without
share capital

PULC - Public Unlimited Company without share capital

PULC - Public Unlimited Company without share capital

Yes. By end of transition period must include type at end of
name.

Yes. Exemption possible under section 1237.

Guarantee company without a share capital
(public)

CLG - Company Limited by Guarantee

CLG - Company Limited by Guarantee

Yes. By end of transition period must include type at end of name.

Yes

Guarantee licence company w/o sh/capital
(public)

CLG - Company Limited by Guarantee (licenced company)

CLG - Company Limited by Guarantee
(licenced company)

No.

Exemption
still applies
from old Act

Public limited company

PLC -Public limitedCompany

PLC -Public limited Company

No

No.

Public limited company (closed ended)

PLC - Public Limited Company (closed ended)

PLC - Public Limited Company (closed
ended)

No

No

Public limited company with variable capital

PLC - Public limited company with variable capital

PLC -Public limited company with
variable capital

No

No

PLC - Societas Europaea
conversion

PLC- Public Limited Company

PLC- Public Limited Company

No

No

Inward Migrating Company

PLC - Public Limited Company with variable capital

PLC - Public Limited Company with variable capital

No

No

Societas Europaea

Societas Europaea

Societas Europaea

No

No

U.C.I.T

U.C.I.T

U.C.I.T

No

No