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Matheson
Intellectual property law is essential to protecting a food business in a competitive market. A food business should have a clear understanding of the intellectual property rights available to protect its market position.
Maples and Calder
Irish law was historically based on old legislation which predates the establishment of the Irish State in 1922, such as the Conveyancing Acts, 1881–1911 and the Settled Land Acts, 1882–1890.
Dillon Eustace
Arbitration has a long tradition in Ireland. Its current modern legislative framework is supported by the courts which will intervene only as required.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Data Protection Commission ("DPC") recently published its "Final Report" (the "Report"). Rather than being the last such report ...
Maples and Calder
The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 (the "Act") transposes the majority1 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2015/849 ("4MLD") into Irish law
Arthur Cox
Sponsorship by alcohol brands was worth an estimated €30 million to Irish sports in 2014 and it is likely that this figure has since increased.
Dillon Eustace
In the landmark decision of SPV Osus Ltd v. HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors, the Supreme Court held that the assignment of a right to litigate ...
Arthur Cox
Access to medicinal cannabis is a growing healthcare issue in Ireland. Medicinal cannabis is legally available in many countries.
Walkers
On 26 November 2018, the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2018 (the "AML Act 2018") was commenced ...
Matheson
Following the publication of Regulation (EU) 2018/302 (the "Regulation") in February 2018, new rules to prevent geo-blocking will apply throughout the EU from Monday, 3 December 2018.
Matheson
On 4 May 2018, the Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") published an updated version of its questions and answers document on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD Q&A")...
Dillon Eustace
In the recent case of Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) DAC v Jenkins & anor, the High Court determined who should initiate enforcement proceedings.
Walkers
The sale of non-performing loan ("NPL") books by Irish banks has been the subject of intense political and media scrutiny for a number of years due to the perceived impact of the sales of such loan books on underlying borrowers, particularly consumer and small and medium enterprise ("SME") borrowers.
Matheson
The European Commission (the "Commission") has published a draft Directive[1] which, if implemented, would introduce, for the first time in Ireland, a style of class action litigation by consumers against corporates.
Arthur Cox
The Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive ("4MLD") was finally transposed into Irish law with the enactment on 14 November 2018 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 (the "Act").
Arthur Cox
Firms providing certain services in Ireland (including lending) from an Irish base will now, unless they are already regulated by Central Bank, have to register with the Central Bank.
Arthur Cox
The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 has been signed, transposing most of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) into Irish law.
Dillon Eustace
In December 2010, Bank of Ireland (the "Bank") advanced €7,473,348.47 to joint borrowers (the "borrowers") and the defendant.
Dillon Eustace
Following the decision in the Circuit Court and the interim ruling in the High Court on appeal, the Court of Appeal delivered a judgment on 31 October 2018 in relation to certain questions of law...
Mason Hayes & Curran
The rise of internet-based communications has complicated the ability of law enforcement to gather evidence in criminal investigations.
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In terms of trends we are seeing an increasing role for ESMA.
Matheson
In July of each year, the Courts Service of Ireland looks back at the statistics from the previous calendar year.
Walkers
The Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (the "2018 Act") has been signed into law. The 2018 Act amends certain provisions of the Companies Act 2014 (the "2014 Act"). Key points to note are:
Matheson
The European Commission has recently actively confronted behaviours of large multinationals which it views as threatening the rights of European consumers
Walkers
Following a relatively settled period, the Irish AML/CFT regime will shortly undergo significant reform in the shape of new domestic legislation with a heavy emphasis on risk, revised industry guidance and...
Arthur Cox
This is the Autumn 2018 update from our Pensions Group. This includes updates on the following topics:
Mason Hayes & Curran
Just as businesses have begun to come to terms with the GDPR, another regulatory regime has come into force, its arrival having gone largely unnoticed by many businesses.
Matheson
On 23 October 2018, the Law Reform Commission (the "Commission") published its Report on Regulatory Powers and Corporate Offences (the "Report").
Dillon Eustace
The recently enacted Markets in Financial Instruments Act 2018, sets out maximum sanctions available for certain offences under the European Union Regulations 2017 where a person is convicted on indictment.
Walkers
Two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal will be of interest to any financial institution, lender or receiver active in the Irish market (including anyone acquiring Irish loans ...
Maples and Calder
Corporate Tax 2019
Dillon Eustace
Ireland, over the last quarter of a century has become a major hub for cross-border distribution.
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