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On Friday, June 14th, over 30 of our staff, clients and friends gathered to complete an 80 km cycle in scenic Co Wicklow in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) – a great achievement by all participants. We were delighted to be joined by Ronan Smith of ASI at our post-cycle barbecue, who […]

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Conway as Partner within our real estate and planning department. Tom specialises in advising on investment and real estate finance, acting for national and international investment funds across a broad range of asset classes, pillar and US / UK banks, private equity investors and institutional landlords […]

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1. Register of Beneficial Ownership (RBO) – important update Central Register of Beneficial Ownership                                                                                  Since […]

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At the end of another compelling football season punctuated with some notable off-the-field incidents like the Leeds United ‘spygate’ incident which resulted in a hefty fine, it turns out that La Liga (the Spanish football league) has been punished for alleged unwarranted surveillance. The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) has fined La Liga €250,000 […]

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Pictured receiving their awards (l-r): Environment and Climate Partner, Alice Whittaker, Managing Partner, Philip Lee, Corporate Associate, Sophie O’Connor and Property Partner, John O’Donoghue    We are pleased to announce that Philip Lee was awarded ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Irish Law Awards in June 2019.  Our property team was also recognised as […]

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The Supreme Court has clarified when a public body “holds” a record for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Acts.  Partner Rachel Minch discusses the recent decision in Minister for Health v The Information Commissioner. Background The case related to a request made to the Department of Health under the Freedom of Information Acts […]

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As published in The Irish Examiner, 10 June 2019.   Who’d be a politician? Despite being dubbed the most powerful woman in Brussels, Margrethe Vestager may soon be out of a job. Her five-year mandate as the EU’s Competition Commissioner comes to an end in October. Regardless of her high profile it seems unlikely that […]

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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste entered into force in Ireland in 1992. Its origins lie in a public outcry following the discovery in the 1980’s in Africa of deposits of toxic waste from industrialised countries. The overarching aim of the Convention which has been adopted by 186 countries […]

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Seventeen years after the seminal decision in SIAC Ltd v Mayo County Council 1 which established the test of ‘manifest error’, the Supreme Court has returned to examine the test by which a Court can review a public procurement process. Recently, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell handed down a unanimous judgment in a procurement challenge brought by […]

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Philip Lee, as founder and managing partner of the firm, has many accomplishments to his name. The most recent occurred during the June Bank Holiday weekend in Cognac, France where he won a Gold Medal in the European Fencing Championships.  The title win is a first ever for an Irishman. Philip, from Pembroke Fencing Club in […]

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