14/03/2017 - Any disposition of a company's property made after the commencement of its winding up, without the approval of the liquidator, is void. In a 2001 case (Re Industrial Services Company (Dublin) Ltd  2 I.R.118),
13/03/2017 - A recent decision of the High Court in England has shed light on the issue of legal advice privilege and in particular who can be considered to be the "client".
13/03/2017 - Significance and application of decision : A recent Court of Appeal decision has restored certainty that, under Irish law, there is no general duty of good faith in the context of commercial contracts.
13/03/2017 - The Mediation Bill 2017 obliges parties to a dispute to give serious consideration to mediation as a route to resolution.
02/03/2017 - On 24 November 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in the Dr David Parris v Trinity College Dublin case. The final decision diverges from the opinion of Advocate General (AG) Kokott
02/03/2017 - The European Central Bank (“ECB”) has warned that Brexit will mean that it will be difficult for the UK to retain its dominant role in Euro-denominated derivatives clearing.
02/03/2017 - The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that she will publish the long awaited Mediation Bill this year.
02/03/2017 - On 24 February 2017, the Irish Revenue Commissioners (“Revenue”) issued new guidance on the notification requirements that apply to Irish companies that qualify under section 110 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (“Section 110 Companies”).
17/02/2017 - On 30 January 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued an opinion (the Opinion) addressed to national regulators which outlines four high-level principles which a UCITS must follow when setting up different share classes.
15/02/2017 - The European Commission has published its draft e-Privacy Regulation which, if adopted, will replace the existing e-Privacy Directive. The Regulation broadens the scope of the Directive, enhances the confidentiality of communications, and simplifies the rules on cookies and unsolicited electronic marketing.
15/02/2017 - A cycle courier in the UK has been successful in arguing before a UK Employment Tribunal that she is entitled to 'worker' status for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation, despite the courier's contention that she was an independent contractor.
10/02/2017 - Last week, the UK House of Commons voted by an overwhelming 498 votes to 114 to pass the Government’s Brexit Bill.
01/02/2017 - On 19 December 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland published the final guidance (the Guidance) for fund management companies on managerial functions, operational issues and procedural matters.
01/02/2017 - The Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") published its Feedback Statement ("Feedback") and final guidance ("Guidance") on its third round of consultation on fund management company effectiveness ("CP 86") on 19 December 2016.
01/02/2017 - The General Scheme of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2016 was published on 5 October 2016 and its primary objective is to amalgamate the offices of the Financial Services Ombudsman and the Pensions Ombudsman.
27/01/2017 - As of 1 January 2017 the enforcement provisions provided for in Part 4 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (the "Act") will come into effect, meaning anyone engaged in lobbying activities who fails to comply with their obligations under the Act may face monetary fines and/or imprisonment from that date.
26/01/2017 - There has been plenty of discussion about the impact of Brexit on contracts but not so much on its specific drafting implications.
25/01/2017 - The European Commission has proposed a draft ePrivacy Regulation that will repeal and replace the current ePrivacy Directive. The draft Regulation forms part of the Digital Single Market strategy and seeks to ensure stronger privacy rules for all electronic communications.
25/01/2017 - Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (the Regulation) will introduce a requirement that Key Information Documents (KID) be developed and maintained in connection with Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs).
17/01/2017 - On 10 January 2017 the EU Commission proposed a new regulation (the “ePrivacy Regulation”) to replace Directive 2002/58/EC (the “ePrivacy Directive”).