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.

(Re) Open for Business – Approaching your Lender on the path to recovery

13 May 2020

In March 2020, the Irish State was blindsided by the COVID-19 global pandemic resulting in a national residential lockdown and a near cessation of domestic commerce. The Government and the...
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Update on supports available for Irish Businesses impacted by COVID-19

12 May 2020

On Saturday 2 May 2020 the Government in its special Cabinet meeting agreed a suite of measures to further support small, medium and larger businesses that have been negatively impacted...
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Eugene F Collins Webinar Series – COVID-19: Employment & Immigration update

8 May 2020

Eugene F Collins will host an Employment & Immigration Webinar on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic next Thursday 14 May at 3.00pm. Our panel of speakers will discuss: Employment...
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COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme

4 May 2020

On 2 May 2020 the Irish Government announced additional supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19. One of these supports is the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (the “Scheme”). COVID-19 Credit Guarantee...
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Ireland’s State Aid Response to COVID-19

1 May 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused an economic crisis necessitating support measures from EU Member States to citizens and companies. Such support measures may be subject to EU state aid...
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Key Public Procurement Implications of COVID-19 in Ireland

23 April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is anticipated to have implications for public procurement law and policy in the short and medium term in Ireland: 1. In the short-term, the developing situation around...
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EMPI legislation – impacts and considerations for construction contracts

20 April 2020

This article examines the impact that the emergency legislation introduced in March and April 2020, collectively referred to as “EMPI legislation” will have on the standard form construction contracts in...
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Virtual/Remote Court hearings in the time of COVID-19

16 April 2020

COVID-19 is forcing all service providers to consider innovative and creative solutions for service delivery, not least the Courts Service of Ireland. On 31 March 2020, the Chief Justice announced...
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SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme

14 April 2020

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (“SBCI”) COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme (the “Scheme”) is a €450m working capital scheme which is offered by the SBCI in partnership with the Department...
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The Importance of Competition Advocacy in the Wake of COVID-19

7 April 2020

One of the most important roles of competition authorities during times of national emergency is their advocacy function. The pressure on governments to react swiftly to the crisis will be...
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