COVID-19 Legal Updates

Businesses are coming to terms with COVID-19, with the need to respond quickly to the disruption to operations and mitigate risk.

Our multi-disciplinary team is working with clients on a range of areas including employee matters, corporate governance, protecting personal data and contractual requirements to help prepare for the evolving impact of COVID-19.

Read the insights below from our lawyers for more information.

Contracts in the age of Covid-19

13 November 2020

Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin, Dispute Resolution Partner, briefly discusses contracts in the age of Covid-19 and how force majeure or frustration may impact on businesses’ existing contracts. It is important to...
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Ireland implementing new EU ‘Traffic Lights’ approach to travel

11 November 2020

An EU-recommended “traffic lights” system was adopted on 13 October 2020 to bring a co-ordinated approach and greater transparency to air travel restrictions and entry requirements to European regions. Categorisation...
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Level 5 restrictions and likely impact on travel to Ireland

22 October 2020

In response to concerns regarding the trajectory of coronavirus cases in Ireland, the Irish government has announced that the entire country will move to Level 5 restrictions as part of...
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Level 5 – What an Employer needs to know

20 October 2020

The Irish Government announced last night that level 5 restrictions will come into place for the whole of the Republic of Ireland from midnight on Wednesday 21 October 2020. The...
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Publication of Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents

5 October 2020

On 01 October 2020, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation published its Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents. This voluntary code, which is to apply...
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The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

2 October 2020

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the Covid-19 Act) was commenced on 21 August 2020 by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (the Minister). The Covid-19 Act was...
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The Workplace Relations Commission given a statutory footing to schedule remote hearings

1 October 2020

Section 31 of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “2020 Act”) legislated for remote hearings to take place by certain designated bodies. On 22 September...
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Rent Arrears – Tips for Commercial Tenants

1 October 2020

2020 has been a year to forget for business – mandatory closures and numerous challenges on reopening have placed significant financial strain on all businesses, particularly those who are commercial...
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The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 – Admissibility of Business Records in Civil Proceedings

11 September 2020

The recently commenced Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”) has introduced welcome assistance for financial institutions seeking to prove their debts before the Courts. While...
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UPDATE: COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme

7 September 2020

Further to our recent briefing on the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (which can be read here), the Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2020 (the “2020 Act”), which is required in order...
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