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Ireland: Employer successfully defends mandatory retirement age policy

A mandatory retirement age (MRA) obliges an employee to retire at a particular age. An employer may provide for an MRA explicitly in the employee’s employment contract, or it may be implied into the employment relationship by policy or by custom and practice.

New transfer rules for combatting pension scams

New rules in relation to statutory transfers rules came into force on 30 November 2021 to protect members’ pension savings from being lost as the result of a transfer to a scam arrangement.

Another director goes to jail …

This case isn’t, sadly, that unusual. Failing to comply with enforcement notices served by the HSE (or any other regulatory authority) usually ends badly.



Freshfields PE duo to join Kirkland

Two partners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s corporate team are leaving the firm and are set to join Kirkland & Ellis. The two partners are Keir MacLennan and Vincent Bergin, who were promoted at the magic circle firm in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Bergin was a member of the financial sponsors team specifically, while MacLennan worked […]

High Court

Quinn takes over on oligarch estate scrap

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is acting in a long-running fight between a deceased oligarch’s ex-wife and partner over his fortune, following several changes of hands between law firms. The firm has taken over from Stewarts in a dispute that centres around an estate left by Russian billionaire businessman Vladimir Alekseyevich Scherbakov, who in 2017 […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP secures new City lateral from Orrick

An M&A partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is to join Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), as the firm presses ahead with London hiring after a spate of exits. Partner Jinal Shah will join the merged firm after more than 13 years at Orrick. A corporate expert advising on M&A and PE deals, he became […]


Obituary: Stephen J Doggett

The legal community is mourning Stephen Doggett, one of the law’s most prominent communications professionals, who passed away last weekend.


Three firms unveil 2021 partner promotions

Bird & Bird has made up three London lawyers as part of a round that once again saw most of the elevations across its European offices. The firm’s partnership will see the addition of 14 new lawyers across its UK headquarters and European outposts. The London promotions include IP specialist Chris de Mauny, finance lawyer […]

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