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The EU’s Regulation of Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) will have significant regulatory implications for any firm operating, or planning to operate, in the European crypto/digital asset space. In the latest Funds Ireland MiniCon Podcast, our head of crytpo and blockchain, Andrew Tzialli, discusses all things MiCA with host Daniel Lawlor, including regulatory requirements, timing, costs […]

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In this episode of the Funds Ireland MiniCon (FIMC) Podcast, host Daniel Lawlor and our head of crypto and blockchain, Andrew Tzialli, discuss the realities for firms in the crypto and digital assets space who are interested in obtaining (or by virtue of their services, require) authorisation from the financial regulator.     This podcast […]

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The European Central Bank (ECB) has recently published its opinion and suggested amendments, on the draft EU legislation for crypto-assets (MICA). Whilst welcoming a harmonised EU framework, there was a recognition from the ECB that aspects of the draft legislation required revision. The opinion was notable for its comments around the definition of “crypto-assets” and […]

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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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Corporate partners John Given and Andreas McConnell were pleased to contribute the Ireland chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide on Mergers and Acquisitions for 2021. This guide gives a brief overview of M&A transactions involving public companies in Ireland, including relevant legislation and regulations and recent developments in the area. The Ireland chapter can […]

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Philip Lee is proud to be a signatory of the Law Society of Ireland’s Professional Wellbeing Charter. The Law Society has invited firms as well as in-house and public sector solicitors across the country to sign the Charter to show their support and commitment to positive workplace cultures in the legal profession. The intention of […]

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As published on Legal Island, 22 February 2021. In the first of a new series of articles on Legal Island, head of employment, Patrick Walshe, addresses key questions often asked about probationary periods. This article includes a checklist to help employers review probationary clauses in employment contracts. What is probation? Probation is a period of […]

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Published in the Irish Examiner, February 16 2021. Article written by Eamon Quinn. Eamon Quinn writes about the impending decision by Ulster Bank on its future in the Irish marketplace. Featuring head of EU and competition, Ronan Dunne, who comments on the potential competition implications of the bank leaving the Republic. Full article available here.

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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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Published in the Business Post, January 31 2021. Article written by Aiden Corkery. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has yet to be ratified, and opinion is split on whether it represents a good deal for Ireland, writes political correspondent Aiden Corkery. Partner Philip Lee and ICBA Chair and Philip Lee Consultant Chris Collenette […]

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