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Philip Lee was pleased to host an evening at Aquavit London to mark the opening of our London office. In 2018, we made a strategic decision to open the office to offer a wider range of services, build closer relationships and to address the changing landscape in light of Brexit. Corporate Partner Andrew Tzialli heads […]

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Philip Lee welcomes the recent announcement by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) confirming that the Immigrant Investor Programme (the “IIP”) will continue to run in 2019 and will be subject to review and revision to maintain the Programme’s high standards. Ireland’s IIP is a residence by investment programme which was introduced in 2012 […]

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This article first appeared in Irish Tax Review, Vol. 31 No. 4 (2018) © Irish Tax Institute. The purchase by a company of its own shares is one of the most common methods of exiting a business. Partner Amanda-Jayne Comyn discusses the relevant legislation: the Companies Act 2014, which sets out the legal procedure to […]

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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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