Companies Act 2014
F1006[Removal of third-country auditor or third-country audit entity registered in accordance with section 1573 from public register
1575. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the Supervisory Authority may require the Registrar, in the case of a third-country auditor or third-country audit entity registered pursuant to section 1573, to remove the third-country auditor or third-country audit entity from the public register if—
(a) the auditor or audit entity does not provide all the information or clarifications necessary for the renewal of his or her registration or does not pay the appropriate fee under section 1579, or
(b) the outcome of a quality assurance inspection or investigation and disciplinary process requires it.
(2) A third-country auditor or third-country audit entity the subject of a quality assurance inspection or investigation shall not be removed from the public register until the completion of that inspection or investigation.
(3) The Supervisory Authority shall not exercise its power under subsection (1) unless it has first given the third-country auditor or third-country audit entity concerned a reasonable opportunity, in the circumstances concerned, of making representations in writing on the grounds (which the Supervisory Authority shall make known to such auditor or entity) that the Supervisory Authority is minded to exercise such power.
(4) The Supervisory Authority shall, at such times as it thinks it appropriate to do so, issue guidelines with regard to what constitutes a reasonable opportunity referred to in subsection (3).
(5) The Supervisory Authority may publish on its website the name of the third-country auditor or third-country audit entity that has been removed from the public register in accordance with this section along with the reasons for such removal.]
Inserted (21.09.2018) by Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (22/2018), s. 51, S.I. No. 366 of 2018.