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Last year, Partner Simon O’Neill worked closely with Community Finance Ireland to introduce Ireland’s first Shariah compliant financing product. In his latest article, Simon reviews the development of Islamic Finance in 2018, and looks ahead to development opportunities for 2019. As published in Islamic Finance News 2019 Annual Guide, Ireland Country Report. Full article available […]

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With less than 60 days to go until the UK leaves the European Union, Irish contracting authorities should review their existing tenders and contracts to mitigate the possible impact of Brexit. Brexit (in any form) not only impacts UK companies delivering public contracts in Ireland but also Irish companies with UK entities in their supply […]

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Background A series of reports into the credit union sector, and a period of restructuring, consolidation and closures has seen the number of active credit unions fall from 396 in 2013 to 264 in 2018. The sector and its traditional business model, has experienced significant change due to weakening return on assets.  This is due […]

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It’s Data Protection Day 2019. What a year it’s been for the privacy community. 2018 began with companies completing compliance preparation or ramping up, ahead of the GDPR coming in on 25 May. Turning to the Irish DPC’s report for the early part of 2018 – and data subject access requests still make up a […]

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It was only a matter of time before we would see the European regulators flex their muscles under the GDPR to impose huge fines on businesses – and to a large degree, it is no surprise that a large tech company has been the first to face a fine of this scale. On 21 January […]

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For many businesses, the international transfer of data is a critical part of day-to-day operations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects individuals’ personal data in this regard, meaning organisations cannot transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless certain safeguards are in place.  We explain below the permitted transfer mechanisms:   Is […]

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It remains to be seen whether the UK will ‘crash out’ of the EU when it leaves at 00.00am CET on 30th March, 2019. Should this happen, the UK will become a ‘Third country’ for the purposes of EEA personal data transfers. This means data that was once able to flow freely between the UK […]

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Partner Amanda-Jayne Comyn on the important upcoming payment deadline for Capital Gains Tax due on January 31st 2019.

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Faraday Developments Ltd v West Berkshire Council and Another overturned on appeal Faraday Developments Ltd v West Berkshire Council and St Modwen Developments Ltd (Notice Party) [2018] EWCA Civ 2532 The Court of Appeal of England and Wales overturned a High Court decision regarding the applicability of EU public procurement rules to the award of […]

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As published in The Irish Examiner, December 28th 2018. Employment law continues to evolve and develop with every year that passes and it’s interesting to consider the changes that are probably coming down the tracks in the new year. The issue of zero-hours contracts has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years and […]

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