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How can I qualify for appointment as a liquidator?

In summary, those who may currently qualify for appointment as a liquidator in Ireland are:

  • a member of a prescribed accountancy body holding a current practising certificate issued by that accountancy body. Contact details for all eight prescribed accountancy bodies are available here .
  • a solicitor holding a current practising certificate issued by the Law Society of Ireland. The law society website link is available here.
  • a person who is a member of a professional body which IAASA may recognise for the purpose of liquidator activities (there is no body recognised for this purpose).
  • a person entitled under the laws of an EEA state to act as a liquidator in insolvency proceedings.
  • a person with practical experience of windings-up and knowledge of relevant law who stands authorised for the time being by IAASA to be so appointed. These are known as Category 5 liquidators. A list of persons approved under category 5 is available here.