The Irish Corporate Law Forum is an independent members-based organisation which aims to promote the discussion of legal issues of practical and academic concern relating to corporate law and corporate governance in Ireland.
As befits the nature of a Forum, ICLF seminars and conferences provide timely guidance and debate on a wide range of topical matters of relevance to corporate law and governance practice.
Events are carefully planned to match the needs of members and speakers are carefully selected by the Director for their professional expertise and presentation skills. An emphasis is placed on the importance of providing high quality visuals and take-home materials and in a members’ online ICLF library.
Those who attend the ICLF’s high quality CPD events also value the networking opportunities presented for solicitors, barristers company secretaries and compliance professionals in the comfortable setting of prestigious venues which to date have included the Shelbourne Hotel, the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin Castle and Farmleigh.
The ICLF is served by a Director and Advisory Board.
The founder and Director of the Irish Corporate Law Forum is Dr Deirdre Ahern, an Assistant Professor and Fellow lecturing in company law and commercial law in Trinity College Dublin. Deirdre was previously a practising commercial solicitor and member of the Law Society’s Business Law Committee and was a principal officer in the Law Reform Commission.
She has published and spoken nationally and internationally on Irish and UK company law and is author of Directors’ Duties: Law and Practice (Round Hall, 2009) and is a contributing editor to Gore-Browne on Companies. Deirdre is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and serves on the editorial board of The Company Lawyer and the Journal of Business Law. She has previously served as the President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers.
Membership of Irish Corporate Law Forum
Membership of the Forum is open to solicitors, barristers, in-house counsel, public sector employees, company secretaries and academics with an interest in corporate law and corporate governance matters. For further details see the Membership page.