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Ireland’s lawyers tell a tale of two economies


The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.

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Republic of Ireland – Firms see green for go


How was 2014 for Irish firms? And how is 2015 shaping up?


Ireland: Lawyers wanted

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

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Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end

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Arthur Cox, A&O and Freshfields lead on Betfair and Paddy Power's proposed £5bn merger

26-Aug-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Arthur Cox, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won top roles on the latest proposed online betting merger between Betfair and Paddy Power. 


Latham and Sullivan act on Teva's $40.5bn purchase of pharma rival Allergan

27-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have won top roles on one the largest pharma M&A transactions of 2015, as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agrees to buy Dublin-based Allergan for $40.5bn (£26bn). 


Belfast firm Tughans under fire over £7m 'earmarked for politician' as Nama row escalates

6-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

An Irish MP has alleged that £7m in an account controlled by Ian Coulter, the former managing partner of Belfast firm Tughans, may have been intended to facilitate payments to a Northern Irish politician in connection to the sale of assets by the Irish National Asset Management Agency (Nama).

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Ireland: regulation of credit servicing firms download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 18-Aug-2015

Ireland has not learned from UK mistakes in mortgage regulation.

Remote betting licences and betting duty: the Betting (Amendment) Act 2015 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 14-Aug-2015

The purpose of the Betting (Amendment) Act 2015 is to regulate bookmakers and betting intermediaries, or exchanges, which offer, or facilitate, betting services in Ireland. 

Selling a business: some top tips download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 11-Aug-2015

Ruairi Mulrean provides some top tips to business owners on how to prepare a company for sale.

Ireland: remote betting licences are no longer remote download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2015

Are you an online bookmaker based in Ireland? Read on…

Illegal downloads – a novel approach from Ireland weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Jul-2015

ISP ordered to take measures against its subscribers.

Consumer Protection Bill 2015: is this really consumer protection? download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 14-Jul-2015

The Bill will regulate the servicers of credit rather than the owners of the credit, creating a new category of regulated business in Ireland – credit servicing.

New Rules of the Superior Courts deal with changes introduced by the Companies Act 2014 download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 3-Jul-2015

This article provides some examples of the changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts.

Ireland: corporate governance for investment firms download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 23-Jun-2015

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Consultation Paper on Corporate Governance Requirements for Investment Firms (CP94).