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In the event of a no-deal Brexit, with effect from 29 March every Irish registered company which relies on a UK-resident director to meet the requirement under Section 137 of the Irish Companies Act 2014 (“s137”) for an EEA-resident director will need to take urgent action. Under s137, a company registered in Ireland must have […]

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD) and our sponsorship of the Construction Industry Federation’s IWD Conference, HR Manager Nicola McKenna discusses how diversity and gender equality are embraced at Philip Lee, as well as our dedication to the construction industry and supporting greater gender balance within it. For full blog, please click here.

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The Irish public sector spent €12bn on goods, services and works last year according to the Office of Government Procurement.  As public bodies are required by European and Irish legislation to hold tender procedures for most contracts above €25,000, competition can be fierce amongst companies bidding for public contracts.   One win could open new markets […]

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In procurement litigation, there is often a requirement for the successful tenderer to make discovery of their tender documents – sometimes containing very sensitive and valuable technical and pricing data – which their competitors would love to see. One option to militate against the risk of disclosing confidential information to a potential competitor is by […]

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The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 comes into effect on 1 March 2019. It is a highly significant piece of legislation for any employer who makes use of workers on “Zero Hours” contracts on a regular basis or relies upon casual labour to any extent. It also makes one important change to existing employment law […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to be the exclusive legal sponsor of the Construction Industry Federation’s third International Women’s Day Conference, taking place on March 8th at the Morrison Hotel. Currently, women account for just 6% of those working in construction in Ireland. This event will celebrate the achievements of women in construction, and will also […]

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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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