How was 2014 for Irish firms? And how is 2015 shaping up?
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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
Inward investment to Ireland is rising, just the tonic for its law firms
Two deals this year have propelled the Irish pharmaceuticals sector back into the spotlight
Republic of Ireland News
BLM, Keoghs and Simpson Marwick have been appointed to insurance broker Hastings Direct’s new slimline claims defendant panel.
BLM will be nudging the £100m turnover mark at the financial year-end, according to a “conservative” estimate by managing partner Mike Brown.
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.
Republic of Ireland Briefings
Data Protection Act prohibits forced subject access requests download subscription
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic.