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The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published regulations (the Credit Union Act 1997 (Regulatory Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”)), to come into operation in January 2020 which will permit credit unions which meet certain criteria to undertake increased longer term home and business lending. Our January 2019 briefing (available here) looked at the […]

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The deadline of 22 November 2019 is fast approaching for the new filing requirement for all companies and legal entities in relation to their beneficial ownership. There are severe penalties for non-compliance with this filing requirement.   What you need to know: Every company (including Companies Limited by Guarantee, and Charities that are a company) […]

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With Climate Finance week 2019 taking place this week in Ireland, the Irish government continues to position Ireland as a hub for green finance as part of its “Ireland for Finance” strategy.  This is building on the success of the issuance of an Irish €5 billion sovereign green bond among 27 other green bonds listed […]

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As published in the Law Society Gazette, October 29th 2019. Philip Lee has named John Given as  a partner, moving across from another leading Dublin firm where he headed M&A practice John has over 25 years’ experience and recently has supplemented his advisory experience by working as a senior executive and principal of a number […]

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As published in The Irish Times, October 22nd 2019. Article by Joe Brennan. John Given, the former Elan general counsel and founding chairman of Malin Corporation, has joined Dublin corporate law firm Philip Lee as a senior partner in its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team. The move comes as Mr Given predicts a surge in UK companies investing in […]

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Philip Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Given as partner. John has over 25 years’ experience in the legal and broader corporate sectors.  He occupied several leadership positions during his tenure as a senior partner with another leading Dublin based firm.  In particular, John was head of that firm’s M&A practice […]

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In late September 2019, AIB became the only bank in Ireland to become a founding signatory to the UN Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Responsible Banking (the “Principles”). In the latest in our series of articles on Banking Culture, we take a look at the Principles, published and developed by the […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to be the exclusive legal sponsor of the hugely popular British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Dinner taking place on September 5th. It is always an extremely well attended and popular event for business. John McGrane and the team do an amazing job connecting members and keeping us all abreast […]

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We are delighted to announce that Philip Lee Consultant Chris Collenette has been elected chairperson of the Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA). The ICBA is the leading business association that has the mandate of promoting and developing trade and industrial links between Ireland and Canada. Chris’s welcome message can be viewed on the ICBA website. […]

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