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Government announces further extension of Interim Period for Temporary Measures under the Companies Act

9 May 2022

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 introduced a number of temporary amendments to certain provisions of the Companies Act 2014 and the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1893 which...
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Real Deals Q&A

14 April 2022

Deborah Kelly, Partner and Head of Corporate at Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) was recently interviewed by Real Deals. Here she discusses the firm’s recent merger, deal structures in the region and...
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ONE STEP CLOSER TO CLASS ACTION SUITS IN IRELAND?

8 April 2022

The Irish government, in recent weeks has approved the drafting of legislation intended to improve access to justice for consumers. It is not currently possible to bring a class action...
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PENSION REFORM: IRELAND MOVES CLOSER TO PENSIONS AUTO-ENROLMENT SCHEME

5 April 2022

After many twists and turns and lengthy delays, the Cabinet has agreed to draft legislation to pave the way for a new pensions auto-enrolment scheme which will see potentially hundreds...
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CABINET SIGNS OFF ON NEW BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

31 March 2022

On Tuesday, the Irish government signed off on two new benefits for employees to include a mandatory sick pay scheme and a new automatic pension scheme for private sector employees....
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COURT OF APPEAL CLARIFIES THE TEST FOR DISHONESTY IN PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

21 March 2022

Introduction The Court of Appeal, in Law Society of Ireland .v. Kathleen Doocey, has recently clarified the constituent elements of dishonesty in the context of professional disciplinary proceedings. This judgment...
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Information on Temporary Protection for People fleeing the conflict in Ukraine

14 March 2022

The EU Temporary Protection Directive has now been activated in response to the Ukraine crisis. The following people fleeing Ukraine can avail of temporary protection to reside in Ireland: Ukrainian...
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ADDLESHAW GODDARD LLP ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF THREE NEW PARTNERS IN IRELAND

10 March 2022

Pictured L to R: Eoghan Ó Hargáin (Partner and Head of EU, Competition & Procurement), Deborah Kelly (Partner & Head of Corporate), Mark Walsh (Head of Ireland), Stephen McLoughlin (Partner...
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ADDLESHAW GODDARD MERGER WITH EUGENE F COLLINS MAKES IRISH LEGAL HISTORY

1 March 2022

Combination is the largest merger between a UK-HQd legal business and an independent Irish practice and accelerates each firm’s strategic focus on providing a client-shaped service in growing markets around...
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THE COMPANIES (CORPORATE ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY) ACT 2021 SIGNED INTO LAW

20 February 2022

The Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Higgins on 22 December 2021. As noted in our earlier article the primary purpose of...
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