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The AKASHA Foundation announced the opening of a new blockchain innovation hub in Dublin. This new location is a regional branch of the Foundation, which has its headquarters in Crypto Valley, Switzerland, and was founded in 2015 by Ethereum co-founder Mihai Alisie. The opening of this co-working space adds another physical location to a developing […]

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On 8 February 2019 the High Court delivered a helpful judgment in relation to mitigation measures in screening for Appropriate Assessment. Eoin Kelly v. An Bord Pleanála [2019] IEHC 84 (‘Eoin Kelly’) The Eoin Kelly judgment would appear to be the first Irish judgment to apply the decision of the Court of Justice of the […]

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Philip Lee warmly welcomes the announcement made by the Minister for Justice and Equality today that the current re-entry visa system will be abolished from 13 May 2019. Prior to this announcement, visa-required nationals who had permission to remain in Ireland for the purposes of, for example, study or work nevertheless had to apply in […]

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Managing Partner, Philip Lee, features in the latest edition of Business Plus Magazine, Law Firms Who’s Who, where he outlines the firm’s management priorities for 2019. Read more here.

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The Supreme Court today (11 April 2019) decided to dismiss the appeal in the Apple data centre case. Fitzpatrick and Daly v An Bord Pleanála, Apple Distribution International, and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Attorney General [SC Appeal No. 157/2017] The Appellants had argued in the High Court and the […]

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AT A GLANCE On 28 February 2019, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) released its first annual report (the “Report”) under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). The Report relates to the period of 25 May – 31 December 2018, and details a dramatic rise in the number (and complexity) of complaints and queries […]

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In a first of its kind for this country, the findings of The Philip Lee Islamic Finance Survey highlight an overwhelming desire from the Muslim community in Ireland for Islamic mortgages and other financial products.  Based on the responses, leading expert Simon O’Neill, Partner, Banking and Finance Group at Dublin law firm Philip Lee, estimates […]

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We are delighted to announce partner Ronan Dunne who leads our EU, Competition and State Aid group is the author for the Irish chapter of Vertical Agreements, Getting The Deal Through, 2019. This volume offers expert local insight with answers to crucial questions in key areas such as: antitrust laws applicable to vertical restraints, responsible […]

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In December 2018 the Finance Act, 2018 (the “Act”) was enacted. Section 26 of the Act extended the tax credit available to film and television productions pursuant to Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 (as amended) (“Section 481”) to 31 December 2024 and introduced a number of changes to the current system for […]

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Philip Lee acted for Midland Tyres on its sale to Valsyn. Midland Tyres has been in operation for over 30 years and operates 18 vehicles providing 24-hour breakdown assistance covering the island of Ireland. Valsyn agreed a deal to acquire 100% of the shares in Midland Tyres.

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