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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.

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Merlin GC appoints DLA Piper as sole adviser

Merlin Entertainments has appointed DLA Piper as its main adviser for global construction work, plus UK commercial, property and HR work. Merlin will continue to instruct other firms on an off-panel basis.

New IP partner for Gowling WLG in Paris

Celine Bey joins Gowling WLG’s intellectual property (IP) team, based in the firm’s Paris office, Celine will play a fundamental part in growing the international IP service. Gordon Harris, Gowling WLG’s global head of IP, said: “Welcoming Celine to our IP team in Paris is a great opportunity to increase interconnectivity between our international teams. Our IP offering covers key global […]

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