Unlocking Corporate Justice | CIBA to hold conference on shareholder rights, liquidation law, and enforcement strategies

02 July 2024

The Corporate Insolvency Bar Association is set to host its annual conference on shareholder oppression, liquidation law developments, and court order enforcements this forthcoming Friday, 5 July.

5 July 2024 | 2:00 – 5:30 pm

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The Corporate and Insolvency Bar Association welcomes practitioners from across the legal, finance and accountancy professions to its annual conference, commencing 2 pm Friday, 5th July in the Distillery Building, Church St, Dublin 7. Attendees can expect a day filled with insightful discussions and invaluable knowledge-sharing sessions exploring recent developments in corporate and insolvency law.

Speakers & Panels

The conference will begin with a welcome address from Chair of the Corporate and Insolvency Bar Association Kelley Smith SC with the Hon. Mr Justice Brian O’Moore providing opening remarks. John Kennedy SC, Vice Chair of CIBA, will deliver a talk on the enforcement of court orders and asset recovery where he will illustrate the given new directors duties, fraudulent and reckless trading, personal liability and attachment committal.

Over the course of two panels, legal insights will be shared over topics including recent developments in relation to the law of liquidations and shareholder oppression actions.

3:05 pm | Panel 1: Shareholder oppression actions | Chairperson: Sally O’Neill BL

  • Brian Conroy SC -author of The Companies Act 2014 Consolidated and Annotated.
  • Arthur Cunningham BL
  • Karyn Harty – Head of Litigation, Dentons
  • Myles Kirby Managing Director of Kirby Healy Chartered Accountants

4:05 pm | Panel 2: Recent Developments in Liquidations | Chairperson: Garret Byrne BL

  • Alison Keirse BL
  • Kate Magee – Director, International & Offshore Restructuring, Grant Thornton
  • Barbara Galvin – Partner, William Fry

4:45 – 5:25 | In Conversation: Perspectives from the Judiciary

To conclude the afternoon, The Honorable Mr. Justice Quinn will interview Ms. Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan, followed by closing remarks from Kelley Smith SC.

The Hon. Ms. Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan
The Hon. Mr. Justice Quinn

Speaking ahead of the event, Chair of the Corporate and Insolvency Bar Association Kelley Smith SC said,

On behalf of the Corporate and Insolvency Bar Association, I am delighted to announce the 2024 Annual Conference. The conference provides a unique opportunity to discuss and consider the latest developments in corporate and insolvency law and practice. 

This year’s conference boasts a stellar lineup of speakers, each bringing invaluable insights and expertise to the discussions. Attendees can look forward to a series of engaging and informative sessions designed to enhance their understanding and practice of insolvency law.

Event Details

  • Date: 5th July
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Registration from 1.30 pm
  • Where: Distillery Building, Church St, Dublin 7

The conference will be followed by dinner and a drinks reception in the Rose Room, Clarence Hotel.