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Article co-written by Andrew Tzialli, Corporate M&A Group and Head of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain at Philip Lee, and Daniel Lawlor, Managing Director, Aquest. As it stands, numerous activities regarding the supply, purchase, and exchange of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets often fall within the regulatory “cracks” across the EU. Whilst there is an acceptance that certain crypto-asset […]

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Are you considering whether you need to raise finance for your start-up business and exploring equity finance from VC funds, angel investors or crowdfunding? Although Startup Week Dublin 2020 will not be running, Philip Lee’s corporate team will be hosting a virtual clinic all this week, offering free 30 minute consultations. You can use the […]

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As published in the Business Post, October 10th 2020. A whistleblower cannot be penalised for pointing out wrongdoing, and if that employee is later dismissed, the business must ensure the move has no connection to the protected disclosure. In July this year, the High Court considered the protected disclosures regime for the first time. Since […]

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We have previously looked at the Central Bank of Ireland’s (CBI) report on “Behaviours and Culture of the Irish Retail Banks” and the proposals for a Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR). These proposals are currently with the Department of Finance where the legislation underpinning SEAR is being drafted and considered. In the meantime, the ECB […]

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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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The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (“the Act”) is now in force. It was introduced by the Irish Government in response to the challenges posed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks to meet the immediate difficulties faced in civil and criminal proceedings. Chief among the provisions introduced by […]

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As published in the Business Post, September 13th 2020. The current situation, where millions of employees are working from home, looks unlikely to change any time soon. So what steps can employers take to plan for this new long-term reality? What a difference a year makes. This time 12 months ago, employers and employees alike […]

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2019 Law firm of the Year, Philip Lee, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Kelly as its new managing partner. He takes over the position from Philip Lee, founder of the eponymous firm who will remain as a senior partner in its regulatory, government and infrastructure practices. Established by Philip Lee in 1993 with one […]

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We are delighted to be early signatories to the Law Society’s recent Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Charter.  This is very much in keeping with the culture of inclusion that we aspire to as a firm.  The charter signatories will ‘treat all individuals and groups of individuals fairly and equally and no less favourably, […]

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As published in The Irish Independent, August 29 2020. OneCoin garnered billions in investment before its leader disappeared. Tanya Sweeney writes about the hunt for the ‘Missing Cryptoqueen’, featuring head of our cryptocurrency and blockchain group, Andrew Tzialli. Article available here.

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