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Photo for article Working Time - Employers’ Responsibilities

Working Time - Employers’ Responsibilities

by Ciara O’Kennedy
Photo for article Halewood Wine & Spirits Sells Stake in Skibbereen Distilleries Holdings to West Cork Distillers

Halewood Wine & Spirits Sells Stake in Skibbereen Distilleries Holdings to West Cork Distillers

LK Shields were delighted to advise Halewood Wine & Spirits, the UK’s leading independent drinks manufacturer and distributor,...

Photo for article Central Bank Consultation on the Treatment, Correction and Redress of Errors in Investment Funds

Central Bank Consultation on the Treatment, Correction and Redress of Errors in Investment Funds

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Sale of Cignal to Cellnex Telecom

Sale of Cignal to Cellnex Telecom

LK Shields was delighted to advise InfraVia Capital Partners on the sale of Cignal to IBEX 35-listed Cellnex Telecom Group. ...

Photo for article LK Shields Partner Peter Bolger Listed in World Trademark Review Global Leaders

LK Shields Partner Peter Bolger Listed in World Trademark Review Global Leaders

LK Shields is delighted to announce that Peter Bolger, Head of our highly regarded Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy team,...

Photo for article Buy Back v Redemption - The Importance of Getting it Right

Buy Back v Redemption - The Importance of Getting it Right

by Elaine Hughes
Photo for article Parental Leave: Changes from 1 September 2019 – What Employers Need to Know

Parental Leave: Changes from 1 September 2019 – What Employers Need to Know

From 1 September 2019, Irish law on parental leave is changing. Below we answer some of the more pertinent questions on the...

Photo for article LK Shields Sponsors Captains’ Charity Day at Foxrock Golf Club

LK Shields Sponsors Captains’ Charity Day at Foxrock Golf Club

LK Shields were delighted to support our partner Gerry Halpenny in his year as captain of Foxrock Golf Club by...

Photo for article High Court Examines Debt Recovery and Arbitration Agreements

High Court Examines Debt Recovery and Arbitration Agreements

by Pauline Taaffe
Photo for article Irish Companies Take Note: Filing Deadlines Fast Approaching

Irish Companies Take Note: Filing Deadlines Fast Approaching

If your company is one of the majority of Companies registered in Ireland that has adopted a 31 December year end,...

Photo for article Cartels and Damages:Guidelines on the Passing-on of Overcharges Published by the European Commission

Cartels and Damages:Guidelines on the Passing-on of Overcharges Published by the European Commission

by Marco Hickey, Saadi Siddiky
Photo for article Important Supreme Court Decision on Discovery

Important Supreme Court Decision on Discovery

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Sole Traders, Branches and Partnerships: How do the new Beneficial Ownership Regulations Affect you?

Sole Traders, Branches and Partnerships: How do the new Beneficial Ownership Regulations Affect you?

The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 (“2019 Regulations”) were signed on 22 March 2019.   One...

Photo for article Waterland Private Equity invests in Silver Stream Health Care Group

Waterland Private Equity invests in Silver Stream Health Care Group

LK Shields acted for Nebula Management Limited in the sale of its interest in the Silver Stream Health Care Group,...

Photo for article Concurrent Delay:  Who is Responsible?

Concurrent Delay:  Who is Responsible?

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Update on the Register of Beneficial Ownership and Personal Public Service Numbers

Update on the Register of Beneficial Ownership and Personal Public Service Numbers

After a short delay, The Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (“RBO”) is...

Photo for article European Commission fines Canon €28m for Gun Jumping

European Commission fines Canon €28m for Gun Jumping

by Marco Hickey, Saadi Siddiky
Photo for article The Prospectus Regulation is Fully in Force: Remaining Provisions Apply from 21 July 2019

The Prospectus Regulation is Fully in Force: Remaining Provisions Apply from 21 July 2019

by Adrian Mulryan, David Naughton, David Williams, Trevor Dolan, Garry Wynne
Photo for article Renatus Capital Partners establish new €35m Private Equity Fund

Renatus Capital Partners establish new €35m Private Equity Fund

We advised Renatus Capital Partners in the establishment of a new €35M private equity fund targeting investment in Irish...

Photo for article Spencer Stuart acquires Merc Partners

Spencer Stuart acquires Merc Partners

We acted in the sale of long standing client of the firm, Merc Partners Limited, to Spencer Stuart. Merc Partners...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitors Lester Sosa-Villatoro and Tanya Moeller

LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitors Lester Sosa-Villatoro and Tanya Moeller

LK Shields are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitors Lester Sosa-Villatoro and Tanya Moeller to the firm.  Lester has joined...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update January – June 2019

LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update January – June 2019

by Aoife Bradley, Einde O’Donnell
Photo for article Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited & anor

Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited & anor

by Jeanne Kelly, Tanya Moeller
Photo for article Gowan Group Limited Acquires Opel Automobile Ireland

Gowan Group Limited Acquires Opel Automobile Ireland

LK Shields acted for Gowan Group Limited in signing an Agreement to acquire Opel Automobile Ireland Limited.  The completion...

Photo for article S73 of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

S73 of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

by Pauline Taaffe
Photo for article The Second Shareholders’ Rights Directive: An Overview

The Second Shareholders’ Rights Directive: An Overview

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article CCPC plans to introduce a simplified merger review procedure

CCPC plans to introduce a simplified merger review procedure

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Fitness & Probity Regime: Legislation proposed to introduce greater transparency in financial sector

Fitness & Probity Regime: Legislation proposed to introduce greater transparency in financial sector

Hot on the heels of the Central Bank's ‘Dear CEO Letter’  to Regulated Financial Service Providers ...

Photo for article RESS one year on: Energy suppliers still in the dark on the details of the renewables support scheme

RESS one year on: Energy suppliers still in the dark on the details of the renewables support scheme

by Philip Daly, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - June 2019

Compliance Agenda - June 2019

by Elaine Hughes, Karen Finneran, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Business to Arts: Artist in Residence Programme 2019

Business to Arts: Artist in Residence Programme 2019

LK Shields is delighted to announce our participation in the Business to Arts Artist in Residence Programme in Association...

Photo for article Compliance Statements and Reputational Risk

Compliance Statements and Reputational Risk

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan, Karen Finneran
Photo for article Corporate Governance Frameworks – does failing to plan mean planning to fail?

Corporate Governance Frameworks – does failing to plan mean planning to fail?

by Elaine Hughes, James Carolan, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran
Photo for article Who’s Who Legal 2019 - Labour, Employment and Benefits

Who’s Who Legal 2019 - Labour, Employment and Benefits

We are delighted to once again be recommended by Who's Who Legal - Labour, Employment and Benefits 2019. The following...

Photo for article Private Company M&A: Warranties and the Disclosure Process

Private Company M&A: Warranties and the Disclosure Process

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Comparative Advertising: What’s Acceptable? Guidance from the Supreme Court

Comparative Advertising: What’s Acceptable? Guidance from the Supreme Court

by Pauline Taaffe
Photo for article Result of a Public Tender is set aside by Supreme Court

Result of a Public Tender is set aside by Supreme Court

by Jill Callanan
Photo for article Finance Dublin Deals of the Year 2019

Finance Dublin Deals of the Year 2019

LK Shields is delighted to have advised on two of the winning deals in the Finance Dublin Deals of the...

Photo for article Employee suffered discriminatory dismissal following “Google search” of dyspraxia

Employee suffered discriminatory dismissal following “Google search” of dyspraxia

by Elizabeth Mara
Photo for article Dussman Group acquisition of STS Group

Dussman Group acquisition of STS Group

We advised Dussmann Group, one of the largest private multi-service providers worldwide with 66,122 employees across 17 countries and an annual turnover...

Photo for article The Essential Guide to Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Disclosures in Ireland

The Essential Guide to Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Disclosures in Ireland

by Elaine Hughes
Photo for article GDPR: One Year On

GDPR: One Year On

by Jeanne Kelly, Peter Bolger, Robert Haniver, Aideen Burke, Jane O’Grady
Photo for article Reversionary Leases - A Practical Guide

Reversionary Leases - A Practical Guide

by Amy Bradley
Photo for article Insurance Ireland:  Formal antitrust investigation launched by the European Commission

Insurance Ireland:  Formal antitrust investigation launched by the European Commission

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article The Emergence of Co-Living Projects in Ireland

The Emergence of Co-Living Projects in Ireland

by Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Dunnes Stores loses on appeal in a dispute involving a Galway Shopping Centre

Dunnes Stores loses on appeal in a dispute involving a Galway Shopping Centre

by Amy Bradley
Photo for article The end of the phased annual return filings

The end of the phased annual return filings

The Companies (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on 11 April 2019 with its only purpose being to amend section 343 of the...

Photo for article New Guidelines for Irish Care Home Operators

New Guidelines for Irish Care Home Operators

by David Brangam
Photo for article Supreme Court dismisses Galway residents planning appeal against Apple

Supreme Court dismisses Galway residents planning appeal against Apple

by lk-shields
Photo for article Central Bank reminds Regulated Financial Service Providers of Fitness and Probity Regime Obligations

Central Bank reminds Regulated Financial Service Providers of Fitness and Probity Regime Obligations

by David Naughton, David Williams, Adrian Mulryan, Trevor Dolan, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article New Investment Funds Partner Appointment at LK Shields

New Investment Funds Partner Appointment at LK Shields

David Naughton is the second senior partner to join the Asset Management & Investment Funds Team in the past month ...

Photo for article Big Five: Recent W&I Insurance Trends in Ireland

Big Five: Recent W&I Insurance Trends in Ireland

by David Brangam
Photo for article The Legal 500 2019

The Legal 500 2019

LK Shields have once again been highly ranked in The Legal 500 2019 guide to outstanding lawyers in Europe, Middle East ...

Photo for article Guilty plea in Ireland’s first Criminal Prosecution involving “Gun-Jumping” in a Merger

Guilty plea in Ireland’s first Criminal Prosecution involving “Gun-Jumping” in a Merger

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Trends in Private Company M&A: Completion Accounts and Locked Box – Seller and Buyer Perspectives

Trends in Private Company M&A: Completion Accounts and Locked Box – Seller and Buyer Perspectives

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article European Commission Publishes Notice on No Deal Brexit and Competition Law Enforcement

European Commission Publishes Notice on No Deal Brexit and Competition Law Enforcement

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Liability Insurance. Do Third Party Rights Against Insurers Exist in Ireland?

Liability Insurance. Do Third Party Rights Against Insurers Exist in Ireland?

by Ian Lavelle
Photo for article New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Trends in Private Company M&A: Earn-out Consideration

Trends in Private Company M&A: Earn-out Consideration

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Adrian Mulryan joins LK Shields as Head of Financial Services

Adrian Mulryan joins LK Shields as Head of Financial Services

In a further significant expansionist move, leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed Adrian Mulryan as Head...

Photo for article Chambers Europe 2019

Chambers Europe 2019

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including Dispute Resolution, M&A, Banking and...

Photo for article DPC publishes first Annual Report since GDPR

DPC publishes first Annual Report since GDPR

by Robert Haniver
Photo for article Going Trans-Atlantic: 10 key deal points on an Irish - US M&A deal

Going Trans-Atlantic: 10 key deal points on an Irish - US M&A deal

by David Brangam
Photo for article Does Litigation Privilege Apply? It’s not as clear as you think. A Review of Recent Irish Cases

Does Litigation Privilege Apply? It’s not as clear as you think. A Review of Recent Irish Cases

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article The Construction Contracts Act 2013 - Tales from the Trenches

The Construction Contracts Act 2013 - Tales from the Trenches

by Amy Bradley
Photo for article Chambers Global 2019

Chambers Global 2019

The firm has again been highly ranked in the latest edition of Chambers Global. Leading independent legal ranking publication Chambers...

Photo for article Webinar - Directors Duties; A Practical Guide

Webinar - Directors Duties; A Practical Guide

Please join our Company Secretarial & Compliance Team on the 7th March at 11am as they host an informative ...

Photo for article A Prescription for Success - Top Tips for Preparing your Pharmacy for Sale

A Prescription for Success - Top Tips for Preparing your Pharmacy for Sale

by David Brangam
Photo for article Big Five: Irish M&A Trends for 2019

Big Five: Irish M&A Trends for 2019

by David Brangam, Marco Hickey
Photo for article WIPR Leaders 2019

WIPR Leaders 2019

We are delighted to announce that Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly are both named in the 2019 edition of WIPR...

Photo for article LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award 2019

LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award 2019

The winner of the annual LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award for Intellectual Property Law was announced on Saturday 9...

Photo for article The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018: An Action Plan for Employers

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018: An Action Plan for Employers

by Einde O’Donnell, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article World Trademark Review 2019

World Trademark Review 2019

Head of Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy Peter Bolger has once again been ranked as a band 1 practitioner...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits Solicitor

LK Shields Welcomes New Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits Solicitor

We are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitor Einde O'Donnell to our Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits team. Einde...

Photo for article LK Shields acted for Communicorp in the sale of Bulgarian radio stations to Fresh Media Bulgaria AD

LK Shields acted for Communicorp in the sale of Bulgarian radio stations to Fresh Media Bulgaria AD

We acted for longstanding client Communicorp Group Limited in the sale of its Bulgarian Radio stations to local management team,...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update August – December 2018

LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update August – December 2018

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Employee Incentives for SMEs

Employee Incentives for SMEs

by Gillian Dully, Philip Daly
Photo for article CCPC Publishes 2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Report

CCPC Publishes 2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Report

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article #5 Important Corporate Governance Considerations ahead of Brexit

#5 Important Corporate Governance Considerations ahead of Brexit

by Elaine Hughes
Photo for article Ireland Withdraws Public Money from Fossil Fuel Investments

Ireland Withdraws Public Money from Fossil Fuel Investments

by Philip Daly
Photo for article Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Bill 2019

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Bill 2019

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019 received Cabinet approval on 3 January 2019. The Bill transposes and gives...

Photo for article Designer Group & Sisk enter into joint venture to deliver facilities management services in Ireland

Designer Group & Sisk enter into joint venture to deliver facilities management services in Ireland

LK Shields has acted for international electrical and mechanical engineering business, Designer Group, in relation to its entry into a...

Photo for article Designer Group acquires Lenmac Mechanical Services

Designer Group acquires Lenmac Mechanical Services

LK Shields has acted for Dublin-headquartered international electrical and mechanical engineering business, Designer Group, on its acquisition of facilities management,...

Photo for article Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive – what does it mean for the audiovisual media industry?

Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive – what does it mean for the audiovisual media industry?

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass Galway - 22nd February

Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass Galway - 22nd February

This Adjudication Practice and Procedure Masterclass training seminar will prepare construction professionals to meet the challenges of adjudication in Ireland,...

Photo for article LK Shields announces merger with Kilroys Solicitors

LK Shields announces merger with Kilroys Solicitors

LK Shields is delighted to announce that it is merging with Dublin-based firm Kilroys Solicitors effective from 3 December 2018. Following on...

Photo for article Cjeu Clarifies Application of Choice of Forum Clauses in Damage Claims for Breach of Competition Law

Cjeu Clarifies Application of Choice of Forum Clauses in Damage Claims for Breach of Competition Law

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article IFLR 1000 Rankings 2018

IFLR 1000 Rankings 2018

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including M&A, Banking and Financial Services...

Photo for article Nova Leah Limited raised €2,250,000 in funding from Irish investment firms

Nova Leah Limited raised €2,250,000 in funding from Irish investment firms

Nova Leah Limited raised €2,250,000 in funding from Irish investment firms Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures. Nova Leah specialise...

Photo for article LK Shields announces sponsorship of MediaCon 2018

LK Shields announces sponsorship of MediaCon 2018

LK Shields is delighted to be on board as legal sponsor of this prestigious media and entertainment event taking...

Photo for article The Future of TV Broadcast and VOD Licensing in the UK after Brexit – What’s the Deal?

The Future of TV Broadcast and VOD Licensing in the UK after Brexit – What’s the Deal?

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Ian Lavelle Joins LK Shields as Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Ian Lavelle Joins LK Shields as Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

LK Shields are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner, Ian Lavelle, who joins our highly regarded Litigation ...

Photo for article FIC Network Announces First Corporate Bond issued on Blockchain

FIC Network Announces First Corporate Bond issued on Blockchain

FIC Network, a blockchain technology provider for the fixed income market, has launched its mainnet and recorded the...

Photo for article The Advantages of Outsourcing your Company Secretarial and Compliance Requirements

The Advantages of Outsourcing your Company Secretarial and Compliance Requirements

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran, James Carolan
Photo for article “Why are they asking for that?”  -  Lenders’ construction requirements in development projects

“Why are they asking for that?”  -  Lenders’ construction requirements in development projects

by Neil O’Keeffe, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Employer vicariously liable for the intentional data breaches of a rogue employee

Employer vicariously liable for the intentional data breaches of a rogue employee

by Jeanne Kelly, Peter Bolger, Aoife Bradley, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article LK Shields to sponsor upcoming Ireland France Business Awards 2018

LK Shields to sponsor upcoming Ireland France Business Awards 2018

LK Shields are delighted to sponsor the Ireland France Business Awards 2018, taking place on the 22nd November in Dublin. The...

Photo for article Annual Returns - Is your Company prepared for the New Mandatory Information Required to be Disclosed

Annual Returns - Is your Company prepared for the New Mandatory Information Required to be Disclosed

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Acquisition of The Marlay by CareChoice Group

Acquisition of The Marlay by CareChoice Group

We were delighted to advise CareChoice Group, one of Ireland’s leading nursing home operators, on its agreement to...

Photo for article Aoife Bradley Appointed to  the Employment & Industrial Relations Committee of the IBA

Aoife Bradley Appointed to the Employment & Industrial Relations Committee of the IBA

Congratulations to LK Shields' Head of Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits, Aoife Bradley, on her appointment as an officer of...

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