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Follow our COVID-19 Hub for legal and business updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our cross-sectoral team is available to support your business through this challenging time with expert advice, and practical and innovative solutions. 

 

Published in the Business Post, September 10 2021. Covid has transformed our lives in many ways – and for employers, the changes ushered in by remote working are among the most significant. The subject is constantly discussed in the media, both here and internationally, but there’s still a great deal of uncertainty. What is an […]

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Published in The Irish Times Top 1000 Magazine, 11 June 2021. Article by Charlie Taylor. In the latest Irish Times Top 1000 Magazine published today, corporate partners Andrew Tzialli and Eoghan Doyle discuss M&A deal trends following the onset of the Covid crisis. Read the full article here.

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We are delighted that Philip Lee features so prominently in the latest Business Plus Magazine ‘Law Firms Who’s Who’ report about Ireland’s top commercial law firms. Managing Partner Jonathan Kelly looks back on how we leveraged our expertise to advise clients during the pandemic and shares his outlook for the legal sector as the year […]

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As published in the Business Post, April 18 2021. Employment contracts which don’t contain a probation clause could cause problems for employers if a recruit doesn’t work out. Recruiting and onboarding new hires is especially challenging for managers and employers these days, as so many people continue to work remotely. Probationary periods are included as […]

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As published in the Business Post, March 14th. Corporate partners Eoin Brereton and Bernard McEvoy discuss their experience in advising clients though crises including the ongoing pandemic in yesterday’s Business Post report on corporate restructuring and rebuilding corporate performance. Philip Lee is one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms with a strong corporate restructuring practice. […]

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On 26 January 2021, the Irish Government made an announcement advising of the extension of the current Level 5 domestic restrictions, which will now remain in place until 5 March 2021. The Government also proposed key measures to further restrict travel into Republic of Ireland (the “ROI”) which included the following: the introduction for the […]

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As published in the Business Post, February 7 2021. Many businesses hit by Covid-19 restrictions will have little choice but to reduce their workforce this year – but it’s important to do so in a legally compliant way. Employers continue to live with the Covid-19 restrictions, as do their staff. While this year will hopefully […]

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This briefing note is designed to assist employers in understanding what the Government’s new remote working plans mean in practice. These plans were announced earlier today. The Government has simultaneously announced that it intends to take action in relation to the “Right to Disconnect” from work. Remote working – what is intended? In a nutshell, […]

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Introduction Level 5 Lockdown – January 2021 On 31 December 2020 Ireland entered into another Level 5 lockdown provided for in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19’, which saw the closure of all non-essential businesses and the introduction of domestic travel restrictions. This provides that people are to remain within 5km […]

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As published in the Engineers Journal, November 13th 2020. Subsea fibre optic cables transfer 99% of transoceanic data, operating at the speed of light and on a global scale. They are the physical structures which enable international connectivity in virtually all areas of our lives, including internet access, video calls, gaming and content-streaming services, not […]

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