Republic of Ireland


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


Ireland special report: Rebuilding site

24-Jun-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The spectacular collapse of the Irish property market dragged the whole economy down with it, but real estate is now back, spearheading a revival

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Green shoots

21-Jan-2013 | Updated: 1-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

A new survey shows positivity is trickling back in to Ireland’s legal market as a recovering economy draws work their way, even in the notorious property sector

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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.


Cleary and Wachtell lead as Medtronic buys Covidien for $43bn

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, alongside Irish heavyweights A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox, are leading on the mammoth $42.9bn (£25.3bn) merger of medical technology giants Medtronic and Covidien.

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Republic of Ireland Briefings

Merger reform given green light in Ireland download subscription

Eversheds 5-Aug-2014

Ireland is set to reform several key provisions that govern its merger control regime after the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 was signed by the president.

Ryanair/DAA-Aer Lingus (Case No. COMP/39.886) download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

A recent complaint brought by Ryanair to the European Commission tackled some of the most difficult issues arising in the competition law domain.

Irish collective asset management vehicle download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

LK Shields Solicitors’ financial services team discusses a new form of Irish corporate fund structure, as proposed by the Irish minister for finance.

Back to black (and white)? Changes to the assessment of trademarks download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

Important changes have been made to the assessment of black and white trademarks in Ireland and the EU.

Employment Legislation Update — Protected Disclosures Act 2014; Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014; and more download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

LK Shields Solicitors’ employment team highlights recent developments in labour and employment legislation in Ireland.

Pensions update: Omega Pharma decision download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

The Irish Commercial Court has handed down judgment in Holloway and Others v Damianus BV and Others — otherwise known as the Omega Pharma case.

Shareholders’ agreements — a practical analysis download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 4-Aug-2014

Emmet Scully discusses shareholders’ agreements with a particular emphasis on private companies limited by shares.

Is ‘combination of features’ dead for unregistered Community design rights? download subscription

Shoosmiths 17-Jul-2014

A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.