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.

COVID-19: Guidance from ODCE – Comfort for Directors

8 June 2020

As businesses emerge from lockdown many directors are concerned regarding their personal exposure if they continue to trade but the business ultimately fails. In an insolvent liquidation directors face the...
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COVID-19 Update for Retail and Hospitality Sectors

5 June 2020

The Government have today announced details for Phase 2 of the roadmap to reopen the Irish economy. A number of measures that were originally expected to be introduced in later...
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COVID-19 and employment issues to be considered

3 June 2020

Edel Flynn, Employment & Employee Benefits Associate provides an overview of some of the key employment issues facing businesses as a result of COVID-19, including dealing with annual leave, pay...
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New Temporary Residency First Time Registration Process Announced and Change of Permission Email Facility extended

28 May 2020

The Immigration Service Delivery has announced a new temporary electronic facility for first time registration applicants as part of its response to Covid-19 crisis. This coincides with an announcement by...
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Eugene F Collins Webinar Series – COVID-19: Rent Remedies and the Retail Revolution

27 May 2020

Eugene F Collins will host a webinar next Thursday 4 June at 11.00am on the topic of Rent Remedies and the Online Retail Revolution. We will be joined by Rory...
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COVID-19 and immigration issues to be considered

27 May 2020

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Irish immigration system. David Heneghan, Immigration Associate provides an update on the contingency measures that have been put in place for businesses...
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COVID-19: Update on the deferral of enforcement actions by Financial Institutions

21 May 2020

Similar to the financial crisis of 2009, the COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably lead to a significant increase in the number of non-performing loans and a subsequent raft of enforcement actions...
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What Businesses May Reopen under Phase 1 of the Irish Government’s 5-Phase Roadmap to ease the COVID-19 Restrictions?

21 May 2020

On 18 May 2020, the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (S.I. 174 of 2020) (the “Phase 1 Regulations”) came into operation....
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Execution of Corporate Documents: Tips on Execution Remotely

20 May 2020

With the rapid change in physical working environments to remote working, how do Boards, in practice, get Agreements signed? Top Tips Board meetings can be held remotely and Directors’ resolutions...
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COVID-19: Software Developers and Competition Law

19 May 2020

Software is increasingly being used by businesses to monitor and adjust prices, as well as to manage relationships with customers, suppliers and other businesses. The potential for such software to...
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