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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. 

 

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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In Part 1 of the Philip Lee Green Finance Series we looked at the background to climate change crisis, the EU Green Deal, and its component parts. In Part 2 we look at the EU Green Taxonomy (the “Taxonomy”) and forthcoming disclosure and reporting requirements for companies and institutions. The Taxonomy entered into force on […]

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Climate Finance Week Ireland 2020 this year takes place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like a lot of events this year it has moved to a virtual platform but its context has never been so relevant. In the first part of our Philip Lee Green Finance Series we look at the architecture of […]

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Introduction On Monday this week the Government announced that Ireland will enter into Level 5 of the framework of restrictions provided for in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19’. The new restrictions took effect from midnight last night and will remain in place for the next six weeks until 1 December […]

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Across the EU a range of broadly applied legislative and non-legislative payment moratoria were made available to borrowers to address the extraordinary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other support measures. The European Banking Authority (EBA) has been monitoring the range of actions and notifications made to it by banks in order to support customers […]

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