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1. Welcome changes to audit exemption rules for late filing of an annual return The Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (the “Act”) was passed into law on 25 July 2018, and commenced on 21 September 2018. The Act was passed in order to transpose EU audit regulation into Irish law. Changes to the loss of […]

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We are pleased to announce that Partner Ronan Dunne has been appointed as the country correspondent for Ireland for the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe). The latest edition of the CoRe journal (Volume 2 2018, Issue 4) features Ronan’s report on the revised financial thresholds for the mandatory notification of mergers and acquisitions to […]

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As published in Irish Legal News, December 5th 2018. A new anthology featuring original writing from Irish authors with legal backgrounds, is being launched in Cork and Dublin over this week and next week. Proceeds of Counterparts: A Synergy of Law and Literature will go to Peter McVerry Trust. Philip Lee is delighted to support […]

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Year after year, employers have to deal with the fallout from their staff enjoying themselves too much at Christmas. Disciplinary action as a result of inappropriate behaviour is fast becoming as much of a festive tradition as putting up a tree and the Grafton Street Christmas lights.   So what is an employer to do?  […]

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“Those working in the financial sector must be as serious about values as they are about valuation, and just as passionate about culture as they are about capital” – Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF (Dublin, June 2018)   Bank misconduct globally has cost $320bn and €580m has been paid to-date in redress by Irish retail […]

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  Philip Lee would like to extend our congratulations to the Pembroke Fencing Club men’s epee team, Yves Carnec, Joseph Carnec and Tim O’Brien who won a bronze medal in The National Team Championships earlier this month! Well done also to Emilia Velma and Claudio Sosa who competed in the Budapest Cadet Circuit Competition on […]

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In an effort to tackle the ongoing housing shortage, the government introduced legislation in 2015 namely, The Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (the “Act”) to incentivise landowners to develop their idle lands. The mechanism that was put in place to combat this problem was that every local authority since 1 January 2017 was obliged […]

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Over the last thirty years Ireland has become one of the preferred jurisdictions for multinational companies to base their main operating companies or other key functions. The activities carried out in Ireland by these companies include finance, intellectual property, research and holding companies. Indeed Ireland has regularly been the largest recipient of foreign direct investment from key jurisdictions such as the […]

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As published in The Irish Times, November 13th 2018. Did you know that cars are generating data about us and our movements every day? Journalist Neil Briscoe writes about the need for GDPR protection for cars, featuring our Head of Technology, Sean McElligott. To read the full article, please click here.

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As published in The Irish Examiner, November 12th 2018. Like it or loathe it, social media is a key feature of modern life. With every day that passes, we live more of our lives on the internet, says Patrick Walshe. That’s fine as far as private life goes, but what happens when an employee’s social media […]

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