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Photo for article LK Shields Publishes CSR Report for 2019

LK Shields Publishes CSR Report for 2019

LK Shields is delighted to publish our CSR Report for 2019.  Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is guided by the...

Photo for article LK Shields Advise on Acquisition of CareWorks by Advanced

LK Shields Advise on Acquisition of CareWorks by Advanced

LK Shields Solicitors assisted on the Irish aspects of the purchase by Advanced of Irish health software company CareWorks. CareWorks,...

Photo for article LK Shields’ Jeanne Kelly and Aideen Burke to Present at Cork Film Festival

LK Shields’ Jeanne Kelly and Aideen Burke to Present at Cork Film Festival

We are delighted to announce that LK Shields Partner Jeanne Kelly and Associate Aideen Burke will present at the WFT...

Photo for article LK Shields Advises ECI on Investment in KB Associates

LK Shields Advises ECI on Investment in KB Associates

LK Shields Solicitors advised ECI on the Irish law aspects of their investment in KB Associates. ECI is the UK'...

Photo for article The Corporate Veil Does Not Provide Immunity

The Corporate Veil Does Not Provide Immunity

Supreme Court confirms that non-party funders can be held personally liable for costs:  the corporate veil does not provide...

Photo for article How to Protect Commercially Sensitive Business Information in a Discovery Process

How to Protect Commercially Sensitive Business Information in a Discovery Process

A significant element of the litigation of disputes involves the discovery of documents – in short, the disclosure of documents...

Photo for article Non Irish Resident Beneficial Owners: BEN2 Upload Now Available

Non Irish Resident Beneficial Owners: BEN2 Upload Now Available

Information relating to the Beneficial Owners forename, surname, date of birth and PPS number must be submitted to the Register...

Photo for article Brexit, Another No Deal! Important Considerations In Relation To Your Financial Statements

Brexit, Another No Deal! Important Considerations In Relation To Your Financial Statements

As Brexit draws nearer, you may need to give consideration to the arrangements your company has in place in relation...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors helps NUIG Access Students SOAR

LK Shields Solicitors helps NUIG Access Students SOAR

SOAR involves the creation and delivery of a series of communication workshops for NUIG Access Students facilitated by LK Shields...

Photo for article LK Shields Advises Eastland Engineering Supply Co. Limited in Relation to Investment by MML

LK Shields Advises Eastland Engineering Supply Co. Limited in Relation to Investment by MML

LK Shields were delighted to advise the shareholders of Eastland Engineering Supply Co. Limited (EES) in relation to an...

Photo for article LK Shields Contributes to Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide

LK Shields Contributes to Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide

We are pleased to announce that Marco Hickey, Partner in our Corporate & Commercial team, has contributed the Ireland Chapter...

Photo for article Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register: High Number of Submissions Rejected — Why?

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register: High Number of Submissions Rejected — Why?

In the two months since the Register of Beneficial Ownership (“RBO”) opened, a high number of submissions completed...

Photo for article LK Shields Acts for Polypipe Group plc in the Acquisition of the Alderburgh Group

LK Shields Acts for Polypipe Group plc in the Acquisition of the Alderburgh Group

LK Shields acted for Polypipe Group plc, a leading provider of sustainable water and climate management solutions for the built...

07 Nov 2019
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LKS Financial Services Forum

Please join us for the first in our ongoing series of forums that focus on current news and...

Photo for article Budget 2020: Improvements to the Key Employee Engagement Programme

Budget 2020: Improvements to the Key Employee Engagement Programme

Improvements to the Key Employee Engagement Programme (KEEP) were announced in the Budget 2020 Statement. KEEP is a tax advantageous share...

Photo for article The UK Publishes Second Regulation on the Implications of a No-Deal Brexit on Competition Law

The UK Publishes Second Regulation on the Implications of a No-Deal Brexit on Competition Law

by Marco Hickey, Saadi Siddiky
Photo for article Investment Limited Partnership — An Introduction

Investment Limited Partnership — An Introduction

by David Naughton
Photo for article The Data Protection Commission is Undertaking a Cookies Sweep

The Data Protection Commission is Undertaking a Cookies Sweep

by Robert Haniver
Photo for article Striking out proceedings for delay: a new approach by the Irish Courts?

Striking out proceedings for delay: a new approach by the Irish Courts?

by Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Case Dismissed: A 5 Year Delay in Furnishing Discovery Found to be both Inordinate and Inexcusable

Case Dismissed: A 5 Year Delay in Furnishing Discovery Found to be both Inordinate and Inexcusable

by Ciara Smyth, Shane Neville
Photo for article Central Bank’s Pre-Christmas Submission Deadlines

Central Bank’s Pre-Christmas Submission Deadlines

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors launches charity partnership with Peter McVerry Trust

LK Shields Solicitors launches charity partnership with Peter McVerry Trust

LK Shields is delighted to announce the launch of our partnership with Peter McVerry Trust, a national housing and homelessness...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - September 2019

Compliance Agenda - September 2019

by Elaine Hughes, Karen Finneran, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Irish Companies Take Note of the CRO Strict 14 Day Rule

Irish Companies Take Note of the CRO Strict 14 Day Rule

On 1 June 2019, the Registrar decided to utilise powers under section 898 of the 2014 Act, to introduce a 14 day limit on returning...

17 Oct 2019
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Breakfast Seminar: Building Blocks for 2040

By 2040, it is expected that the population in Ireland will have increased to nearly 6 million people, resulting in a requirement...

Photo for article No Deal Brexit! Will My Company Be In Breach of Company Law?

No Deal Brexit! Will My Company Be In Breach of Company Law?

As another Brexit deadline looms, companies will need to consider if a no deal Brexit will leave them in breach...

Photo for article No Deal Brexit: Do UK registered companies with an Irish registered branch have to re-register?

No Deal Brexit: Do UK registered companies with an Irish registered branch have to re-register?

Many UK companies operating in Ireland chose to establish a Branch as opposed to an Irish incorporated subsidiary from which...

Photo for article Construction Products: How Would a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Affect You?

Construction Products: How Would a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Affect You?

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 completes Second Stage in Dáil Éireann

Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 completes Second Stage in Dáil Éireann

The proposed modernisation of the existing limited partnerships legislation has taken a further step forward with the announcement that the...

Photo for article LK Shields Promotes New Partner in Commercial Property Team

LK Shields Promotes New Partner in Commercial Property Team

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has promoted Property Finance specialist Peter O’Reilly to partner level. ...

Photo for article LK Shields Partner Aoife Bradley Co-Chairs Panel at IBA 2019 Seoul

LK Shields Partner Aoife Bradley Co-Chairs Panel at IBA 2019 Seoul

We are delighted to announce that LK Shields’ Head of Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits, Aoife Bradley, will co-chair...

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.  Gowan Group...

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

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