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Special report: 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


Ireland: The American connection

20-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Inward investment to Ireland is rising, just the tonic for its law firms


Ireland: Pharma’s market

23-Sep-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Two deals this year have propelled the Irish pharmaceuticals sector back into the spotlight

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BLM and Keoghs and Simpson Marwick win spots on new Hastings Direct panel

30-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM, Keoghs and Simpson Marwick have been appointed to insurance broker Hastings Direct’s new slimline claims defendant panel.

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BLM sets sights on £100m turnover for current financial year

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.


Slaughters and Wragges lead host of firms on Legal & General property sell-off

22-Aug-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Slaughter and May and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have taken key roles among a large group of UK and Irish firms advising on Legal & General’s (L&G) sale of eight properties from its Hyperion portfolio to separate purchasers.

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Republic of Ireland Briefings

Data Protection Act prohibits forced subject access requests download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 16-Jan-2015

Under the Data Protection Acts employers who force subject access requests now commit a criminal offence and there are increased notification obligations on data controllers.

Reporting requirements for authorised and registered AIFMs in Ireland: deadline approaching download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 13-Jan-2015

The vast majority of registered or authorised AIFMs should be preparing for the first filing of their Annex IV Reports with the Central Bank of Ireland.

Global: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

The increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.

An Post’s zonal pricing scheme — recent decision by Irish Competition Authority download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 10-Dec-2014

Ireland’s Competition Authority conducted an investigation into the application of An Post’s zonal pricing scheme for users of its Publication Services product. This indicates that An Post sought exclusivity from publishers.

Construction Contracts Act: an overview download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 10-Dec-2014

The Construction Contracts Act 2013 was enacted by the Oireachtas in Ireland in July 2013, but has not yet come into force. The commencement of this act is eagerly awaited by the construction industry.

Commercial leases: key clauses for tenants download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 9-Dec-2014

Growth in the commercial property market has continued, with office take-up in urban areas expected to keep growing towards year end.

Criminal background checks in Ireland download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 9-Dec-2014

Employers are prohibited from requesting criminal background checks or clearances, except in specified, sensitive sectors.

Mergers: European Commission approves acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic, subject to conditions download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Dec-2014

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic.