At a William Fry CounselConnect virtual conference this week, over 100 in-house counsel were asked to reflect on how COVID-19 has affected their business and altered the way they work with regards to dispute resolution processes including mediation.
On 23 April 2021, provisions of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) were transposed into Irish Law by the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (CJA 2021), which amends the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 (CJA 2010). Please see our recent briefing for analysis of changes introduced by 5AMLD: New Irish Anti-Money Laundering Rules.
Newcastle United Football Club (Newcastle) recently applied to remove the chair of the arbitration panel due to consider the Premier League’s rejection of a proposed takeover of the club. The English High Court (Court) ruled that Michael Beloff QC could continue in his role, as Newcastle’s allegation of bias did not meet the “reasonable bystander” test.
The Irish Supreme Court recently refined the legal test to be applied in security for costs applications against corporate plaintiffs. The Supreme Court introduced a new leg to the proper approach to such applications. In certain circumstances, the court must consider whether is it likely that the proceedings will be “stifled” by an order for security. This consideration should be taken into account in assessing the rights of the parties and the approach that will cause the least injustice to them.
Amidst much anticipation, the Medical Devices Regulation becomes fully applicable across the EU from today, 26 May 2021. These Regulations represent a long-awaited strengthening of the European regulatory system for medical devices.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.
If you want to be a leader who has space to be creative, you need to know your team has the commitment to take ownership and move forward with autonomy.
In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.
If you are a European citizen living and working in the UK without pre-settled or settled status the most urgent issue you face it remaining in the UK. The deadline for the expiry of EU residence cards is 30 June 2021.
Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, has brought a Financial Resolution before the Dáil to impose a stamp duty charge of 10% on the purchase of 10 or more residential houses in Ireland within a 12-month period.
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