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Company Seal – Irish Companies

06 December 2019

Do I Need a Seal?

Under Section 43(1) of the Companies Act 2014, every Irish registered company is required to have a company seal, sometimes referred to as a common seal. It is used to engrave or emboss the company’s name on legal documents. Under Irish company law, there are certain rules that govern the use of a seal.

What Documents Require a Seal?

The seal is used for, but not limited to, legitimising the following documents:

  • Legal Contracts
  • Share Certificates
  • Board Meeting minutes
  • Loan Documents
  • Leases

Who Can Use a Seal?

Section 43 of the Act states that the seal can be used only by the authority of its director(s) or a registered person in relation to the company save as otherwise provided by the constitution. Additionally, any document certified by the seal must be signed by a company director and countersigned by the company secretary, a second director or an authorised person as appointed by the director(s).

When there is a corporate secretary the documents may be countersigned by a director of the secretarial company or an authorized person.

How Can I Order a Seal?

To order a seal contact us via our website or email us at formations@thecompanyshop.co.uk with your company name and number.

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