The country’s domestic economy is now in steady recovery.
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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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Sullivan & Cromwell, along with a host of US, Dutch and Israeli firms, is representing Teva Pharmaceuticals as it seeks to acquire rival Mylan for $43bn, having replaced Kirkland & Ellis as the company’s adviser.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy, Arthur Cox and Mason Hayes & Curran have won top roles advising on Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)’s acquisition of the remaining shares in Dragon Oil.
Ashurst, Mason Hayes & Curran and Pinsent Masons have all won top roles on the planned London IPO of Irish homebuilder Cairn Homes, as it intends to raise proceeds of around €350m to €400m.
Republic of Ireland Briefings
New Rules of the Superior Courts deal with changes introduced by the Companies Act 2014 download subscription
This article provides some examples of the changes to the Rules of the Superior Courts.
Ireland: corporate governance for investment firms download subscription
The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Consultation Paper on Corporate Governance Requirements for Investment Firms (CP94).
ELTIF – a new retail fund that will benefit from the AIFMD passport download subscription
An ELTIF is a new type of collective investment vehicle that will allow investors to put money into companies and projects that need long-term capital.
Music industry set to enforce three strikes rule in Ireland for online copyright infringement download subscription
In what appears will be the world’s first court-ordered graduated response system (GRS) aimed at stopping illegal downloading, the Irish Commercial Court has granted an injunction against UPC Communications requiring it to take measures against its subscribers at the request of Sony, Universal and Warner.
Technology Assisted Review – the future of large-scale discovery in Ireland? download subscription
A recent decision of the Commercial Court is likely to have a dramatic impact on the way in which we manage large-scale discovery.
Employment Law Update – changes to the ‘covered areas’ in Ireland download subscription
Section 28 of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014 – Compliance Notice.
Central Bank’s Consumer Protection Code download subscription
Who is a consumer? Are property investors entitled to the protections of the Central Bank’s Consumer Protection Code? Possibly, according to a review of recent case
Legal costs insurance in Ireland: de-risking litigation download subscription
Court of Appeal confirms that ATE (‘after the event’) insurance is part of the Irish legal landscape.