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Philip Lee has been ranked as a top five M&A legal advisor by deal volume in the Irish market in Experian’s MarketIQ UK and ROI M&A Review for Q1 2022. We are pleased to be recognised again for our activity in the mergers and acquisitions sector. Republic of Ireland rankings can be viewed here.

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1 Introduction The European Union has introduced a fifth package of sanctions in response to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and in particular, emerging news of war crimes. The latest sanctions continue to target Russia’s economy, businesspeople, and oligarchs. The EU originally introduced such sanctions in 2014 in response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. […]

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Award-winning Irish film and drama production company Element Pictures has sold a majority stake in its business to global production and distribution giant Fremantle. Completion of the deal took place on 10 May 2022. Co-founded by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe in 2001, Element Pictures has grown to become one of Europe’s top drama producers, […]

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Contractors and employers have struggled to deal with the issue of materials inflation over the last 18 months. This issue is exacerbated on public works contracts, where public bodies and contractors are typically restricted from amending the contract or increasing the lump sum payable save in very limited circumstances. As we previously addressed in our […]

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Andreas McConnell and Anna Hickey were pleased to contribute the Ireland chapter to the Chambers and Partners Corporate M&A 2022 Guide. The Guide provides the latest legal information on acquiring a company in Ireland and trends in M&A. The full Ireland chapter can be accessed here.  

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Irish seafood company Breizon has been acquired by Mericq Group, a major player in the fresh seafood industry in France. Based in Rossaveal, County Galway, Breizon has been supplying live, fresh, frozen and cooked shellfish for over 40 years. The company’s fresh and frozen seafood is sold in supermarkets across Ireland under the brand name, […]

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Web3 and DeFi – Overview When blockchain technology emerged, those seeking to build products utilising the technology predominantly focused on creating alternative forms of traditional currencies. The technology has now morphed into that which is capable of underpinning services and products in a vast range of sectors, though its place in both DeFi and Web3 […]

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Leading e-commerce data analytics platform Conjura has raised €15 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Act Venture Capital and MiddleGame Ventures, with participation from Tribal VC. Dublin-based Conjura, is pioneering the next generation of e-commerce data analytics by equipping businesses with enhanced visibility over their entire operations on a single cloud-based […]

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Capitalising on a Brexit “bounce”, thriving M&A activity and very significant potential in the UK legal services market, Philip Lee has moved to larger offices in the City of London to service existing Irish clients and a busy pipeline of new UK business. The 30th floor of the Leadenhall Building, designed by Sir Richard Rogers […]

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Opening of the first MAC application window for “Phase 1” projects The first application window for the Maritime Area Consent (MAC) regime is now open for a period of eight weeks, closing on Wednesday 22 June 2022. As discussed in our previous update, this first application round concerns “relevant maritime usages” under section 100 of the Maritime Area Planning […]

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