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.

The ‘Failing Firm Defence’ in Merger Control and COVID-19

19 May 2020

Despite significant Government supports to industry in the aftermath of COVID-19, it seems that there will be numerous company reorganisations, mergers and takeovers as a consequence of the economic crisis....
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COVID-19 Restart Grant Scheme

18 May 2020

On 15 May 2020 the Government announced the new €250m Restart Grant scheme which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs...
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Corporate governance – Director’s obligations and implications of COVID-19 restrictions

15 May 2020

The restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 continue to impact significantly on the conduct of business in Ireland and specifically on how corporate governance is practically maintained and operated....
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COVID-19 Directors Duties and Solutions for Distressed Business

15 May 2020

Despite the emergency financial supports introduced by Government to alleviate the working capital challenges faced by businesses as a consequence of COVID-19, many will be unable to avoid serious liquidity...
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New Electronic Application Process for Immigration Permission Changes

14 May 2020

The Department of Justice and Equality recently announced that a temporary electronic application process for those applying to change their immigration permission is now available. The measure has been introduced...
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Returning to work safely: What employers should know

13 May 2020

The Irish Government has announced its plan for reopening society and business. Restrictions are being eased in a gradual basis beginning on 18 May 2020 and thoughts have now shifted...
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(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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