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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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Real Estate Guide to Investing in Dublin 2020

8 April 2020

We were pleased to contribute to the BNP Paribas Real Estate Guide to Investing in Dublin 2020. Kathi Ó Riain, Partner and Emily Forde, Solicitor provide an overview of property...
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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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Second Shareholder Rights Directive comes into law in Ireland

3 April 2020

The second Shareholders Rights Directive 2017/828, which amends the Shareholders Rights Directive 2007/36, has now been transposed into Irish law by the EU (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2020 (“Regulations”). The Regulations...
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The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020: National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme

31 March 2020

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act was signed into law by President Higgins on Friday, 27 March 2020, having passed through both houses of the Oireachtas the...
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COVID-19: Employment Permit Contingency Plan Announced

31 March 2020

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) have announced their contingency plan in relation to employment permits in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes a number...
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COVID-19 and Credit Control: Practical Tips for Businesses

30 March 2020

Effective credit control is the cornerstone of successful business. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in all businesses experiencing unexpected and sharp economic shock and uncertainty as to when the current...
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COVID-19: Planning for financial services providers

26 March 2020

In addition to regulatory considerations during COVID-19, financial services firms should consider their commercial agreements and their ability to comply with their contractual obligations, their data management policies, data protection...
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