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Photo for article Business Interruption Insurance: The Latest from the UK

Business Interruption Insurance: The Latest from the UK

by Shane Neville, Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Dortek Senior Executives Buy-Out Existing Shareholders

Dortek Senior Executives Buy-Out Existing Shareholders

LK Shields acted as legal advisors to a team of existing executives lead by Alan O’Keane and ...

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Written submissions in civil proceedings to be made accessible to the public

by Katie Linden, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article COVID-19 Clauses and the New Restrictions for the Irish Construction Industry

COVID-19 Clauses and the New Restrictions for the Irish Construction Industry

As a result of new restrictions, the majority of Irish construction projects effectively ceased all physical work on sites from 6...

Photo for article Sure Valley Ventures participates in investment round for Cameramatics 

Sure Valley Ventures participates in investment round for Cameramatics 

LK Shields acted for Sure Valley Ventures in its participation in the €4,000,000 series A funding round of MySafeDrive Limited...

Photo for article LK Shields Ranks among Ireland’s Top Firms in M&A Report

LK Shields Ranks among Ireland’s Top Firms in M&A Report

LK Shields Solicitors LLP has again been ranked among Ireland’s Top Law Firms in the Mergermarket 2020 league table. ...

Photo for article Ajinomoto Cambrooke Inc acquires Nualtra Limited

Ajinomoto Cambrooke Inc acquires Nualtra Limited

LK Shields acted for the shareholders of Nualtra Limited, on its sale to Ajinomoto Cambrooke, Inc., part of the Ajinomoto...

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Six Newly Qualified Solicitors

We are delighted that six of our trainees were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors this month. Their dedication...

Corporate and Commercial
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On behalf of everyone at LK Shields, we would thank you for your support in 2020. It has been an unprecedented year but we look forward...

Photo for article Central Register for ICAVs, Credit Unions and Unit Trusts: Deadline for Filing Approaching

Central Register for ICAVs, Credit Unions and Unit Trusts: Deadline for Filing Approaching

ICAVs, Credit Unions and Unit Trusts in existence as of 25 June 2020 have until 25 December 2020 to file their beneficial ownership information...

Photo for article Kilimanjaro Live Expands Presence in Irish Market

Kilimanjaro Live Expands Presence in Irish Market

LK Shields were delighted to assist Germany’s Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) through its UK subsidiary Kilimanjaro...

Photo for article Second Shareholders’ Rights Directive Implemented into Irish Law

Second Shareholders’ Rights Directive Implemented into Irish Law

by Adrian Mulryan, David Williams, Trevor Dolan, David Naughton, Garry Wynne, Cate Shirley, Elaine Hughes
Photo for article Callaghan Engineering Acquired by RED

Callaghan Engineering Acquired by RED

We were delighted to act for long-standing clients Donal and Miriam O’Callaghan on the sale of Callaghan...

Photo for article Paradyn sell ITS Telecom Services to Viatel

Paradyn sell ITS Telecom Services to Viatel

We were delighted to advise Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end single-source provider of ICT, network and telecoms solutions, on...

Photo for article Pires Investments Plc Invests in YOP

Pires Investments Plc Invests in YOP

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Pires Investments Plc in connection with their investment in YOP, a...

Photo for article New Guidance on Working from Home for Employers and Employees

New Guidance on Working from Home for Employers and Employees

In a welcome development, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) recently published “Guidance on Working from Home for Employers...

Photo for article Corporate Restructuring and Recovery Options:  Part 4 - Schemes of Arrangement

Corporate Restructuring and Recovery Options:  Part 4 - Schemes of Arrangement

by Paul Dineen, Ruairí Mulrean, Jill Callanan
Photo for article Legitimacy of Dawn Raids Conducted by the European Commission Questioned

Legitimacy of Dawn Raids Conducted by the European Commission Questioned

by Marco Hickey, Emma Creaven
Photo for article The Central Bank of Ireland reports on compliance with the Fitness and Probity Regime

The Central Bank of Ireland reports on compliance with the Fitness and Probity Regime

by Adrian Mulryan, Cate Shirley
Corporate and Commercial
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Richard Curran, Head of Corporate and Commercial, recently joined a panel of experts to discuss the legal aspects for Board Directors in this sustained pandemic...

Photo for article The Charities Governance Code: New Compliance Reporting in 2021

The Charities Governance Code: New Compliance Reporting in 2021

Charities registered in Ireland will be required to submit their first report on compliance with the Charities Governance Code in 2021. ...

Corporate and Commercial
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As many companies continue to suffer economic hardship due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that mergers and acquisitions of companies and assets...

Photo for article Central Bank reports on MiFID Best Execution thematic inspection

Central Bank reports on MiFID Best Execution thematic inspection

On 10 November 2020 the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) released its findings from the recent inspection of...

Photo for article EASA welcomes Google as first Digital Pure Play Member

EASA welcomes Google as first Digital Pure Play Member

The European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) has welcomed Google as the first digital pure play member of the Alliance in...

Photo for article Injunction to prevent eviction refused for tenant that failed to pay rent during COVID-19

Injunction to prevent eviction refused for tenant that failed to pay rent during COVID-19

by Cathal Hester, Emer Wilkie
Photo for article Injunctions – The Current Approach

Injunctions – The Current Approach

by Ciara Smyth, Amy Bradley
Photo for article Charities in Ireland: The Role of a Company Secretary

Charities in Ireland: The Role of a Company Secretary

by Colm Hanley
Photo for article Managing Risk for Construction Consultants: Concurrent Wrongdoers and the 1% Rule

Managing Risk for Construction Consultants: Concurrent Wrongdoers and the 1% Rule

by Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Street Furniture Licences for Outdoor Dining

Street Furniture Licences for Outdoor Dining

by Cathal Hester, Emer Wilkie
Photo for article Central Bank of Ireland publishes its findings on compliance with Fund Management Company Guidance (CP86)

Central Bank of Ireland publishes its findings on compliance with Fund Management Company Guidance (CP86)

by Adrian Mulryan, Cate Shirley
Photo for article Data Protection Considerations for Liquidators

Data Protection Considerations for Liquidators

by Jane O’Grady, Clare Dowling, Jill Callanan, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article MiddleGame Ventures participates in Series Post Seed Investment Round of Wayflyer Limited

MiddleGame Ventures participates in Series Post Seed Investment Round of Wayflyer Limited

LK Shields was delighted to act for MiddleGame Ventures in its participation in the series post seed investment round of...

Photo for article Forestry Licensing: Changes to the Appeals System May Ease Delays

Forestry Licensing: Changes to the Appeals System May Ease Delays

by Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Changes to Run-Off Insurance for Solicitors

Changes to Run-Off Insurance for Solicitors

by Shane Neville, Grace Toher
Photo for article New Look Judgment:  A Cautionary Tale for Examinership Appointments in the Retail Sector

New Look Judgment:  A Cautionary Tale for Examinership Appointments in the Retail Sector

by Jill Callanan
Photo for article Crypto: Legal Certainty Forthcoming

Crypto: Legal Certainty Forthcoming

by Adrian Mulryan
Photo for article DBEI Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants:  Landlords Take Note

DBEI Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants:  Landlords Take Note

Earlier this month the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (“DBEI”) released a voluntary code of conduct (&ldquo...

Photo for article LK Shields acts for MDM in connection with Offshore Cabling Projects

LK Shields acts for MDM in connection with Offshore Cabling Projects

LK Shields are delighted to have been retained by sub-sea specialist engineering firm McMahon Design and Management Limited (MDM) in...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - October 2020

Compliance Agenda - October 2020

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Directors Duties During the Ongoing Crisis

Directors Duties During the Ongoing Crisis

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article New IT Infrastructure at the Companies Registration Office: Will it Affect You?

New IT Infrastructure at the Companies Registration Office: Will it Affect You?

The Companies Registration Office (“CRO”) is undergoing a digital transformation.  The existing CORE (Companies Online Registration Environment)...

Photo for article Brexit: Review Governance of Companies before 31 December 2020

Brexit: Review Governance of Companies before 31 December 2020

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article New Annual Return Filing Extensions Announced

New Annual Return Filing Extensions Announced

The Companies Registration Office (CRO) previously announced that the annual return filing extension was extended from 30 June 2020 to 31 October 2020 due...

Photo for article Liability of Online Platform Operators for User Copyright Infringement

Liability of Online Platform Operators for User Copyright Infringement

by Ciarán Markey, Peter Bolger
Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors ranked as a Top 5 Irish Law Firm in Mergermarket Global and Regional M&A Report

LK Shields Solicitors ranked as a Top 5 Irish Law Firm in Mergermarket Global and Regional M&A Report

LK Shields Solicitors LLP has been ranked as a Top 5 Irish Law Firm in the Mergermarket Global and Regional...

Photo for article Infographic: The Platform to Business Regulation

Infographic: The Platform to Business Regulation

by Jane O’Grady
Commercial Property
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Legal Business Podcast from LK Shields. In this episode, Cathal Hester, Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Property Team...

Photo for article Stamp Duty on Shares Deriving Value from Non-Residential Property

Stamp Duty on Shares Deriving Value from Non-Residential Property

by Emmet Scully
Photo for article Civil Justice and Private International Law:  New Guidance from the European Commission for post-Brexit Disputes

Civil Justice and Private International Law:  New Guidance from the European Commission for post-Brexit Disputes

by Richard Curran
Photo for article The Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2020

The Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2020

2020 is likely to see an update to the legal framework for an ILP in Ireland. Successive governments in Ireland have...

Photo for article Business Interruption Insurance: FCA Test Cases

Business Interruption Insurance: FCA Test Cases

by Shane Neville, Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Top tips for businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Top tips for businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit

by Marco Hickey, Emma Creaven
Photo for article Construction Adjudication in Ireland: The Latest Trends

Construction Adjudication in Ireland: The Latest Trends

by Amy Bradley, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Remote Working And Compliance With Working-Time Rules

Remote Working And Compliance With Working-Time Rules

by Jennifer O’Neill
Photo for article New rules relating to written submissions and issue papers in the High Court

New rules relating to written submissions and issue papers in the High Court

A new High Court Practice Direction “HC97 – Written Submissions and Issue Papers”, issued by the President of...

Photo for article New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

An EU Regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments into the EU was approved on 5 March 2019 (the &ldquo...

Photo for article Renewable Energy:  Irish Government Approves Results of RESS Auction

Renewable Energy:  Irish Government Approves Results of RESS Auction

Government approval of the results of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction was announced on 11 September 2020. Offers to...

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Insolvency Practitioners operate in a unique environment where they are subject to their own specific requirements as well as th

Photo for article World Trademark Review Global Leaders 2020

World Trademark Review Global Leaders 2020

Peter Bolger has been ranked as a Global Leader by the World Trademark Review. Peter Bolger, Head of Intellectual Property,...

Photo for article Distressed M&A – Opportunities and Risks

Distressed M&A – Opportunities and Risks

by Ruairí Mulrean, Paul Dineen, Richard Curran, Marco Hickey
Photo for article Small Win for Product Promotions, But No Giveaways

Small Win for Product Promotions, But No Giveaways

by Robert Haniver, Peter Bolger
Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors LLP Recognised by IFLR1000 for Project Development

LK Shields Solicitors LLP Recognised by IFLR1000 for Project Development

The Projects and Construction Team at LK Shields Solicitors LLP has been ranked in the area of Project Development by...

Photo for article Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020: Annual General Meetings

Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020: Annual General Meetings

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors LLP Pledge Support to GEDI Charter

LK Shields Solicitors LLP Pledge Support to GEDI Charter

The Law Society of Ireland’s Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Charter aims to establish standards for inclusion...

Photo for article Technimark Acquires Tool & Plastic Industries Ltd

Technimark Acquires Tool & Plastic Industries Ltd

LK Shields acted for Tool and Plastic Industries Limited, a leading Irish manufacturer of injection moulded plastic products, on its...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors LLP Announces Promotion in Company Secretarial and Compliance Team

LK Shields Solicitors LLP Announces Promotion in Company Secretarial and Compliance Team

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields Solicitors LLP have promoted Elaine Hughes to Director of Company Secretarial...

Photo for article Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

On 23 July 2020, the Irish Government announced the introduction of a new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (“EWSS”).  The...

Photo for article Highlights from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s  2019 Annual Report

Highlights from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s 2019 Annual Report

by Marco Hickey, Emma Creaven
Photo for article Withdrawal or Amendment of Dividend Resolutions

Withdrawal or Amendment of Dividend Resolutions

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article COVID-19 and Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance

COVID-19 and Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance

by Shane Neville
Photo for article Agritech Company MagGrow Raises €6M in Investment Round

Agritech Company MagGrow Raises €6M in Investment Round

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for MagGrow in its Series A Investment Round. MagGrow are ...

Photo for article M&A for Regulated Financial Services Firms

M&A for Regulated Financial Services Firms

by Jennifer McGuire, David Naughton, James Byrne
Corporate and Commercial
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The Legal Business Podcast: Since this crisis began LK Shields has seen concerns being raised by directors and many bodies in Ireland representing directors in...

Photo for article Cookie Fumbles: Grace Period in Ireland Ends Soon

Cookie Fumbles: Grace Period in Ireland Ends Soon

by Robert Haniver
Photo for article Temporary Changes Will Ease Compliance Requirements for Businesses

Temporary Changes Will Ease Compliance Requirements for Businesses

by Richard Curran, Ruairí Mulrean, Jill Callanan, Paul Dineen
Photo for article Sure Valley Ventures Invests in Volograms Ltd

Sure Valley Ventures Invests in Volograms Ltd

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to advise Sure Valley Ventures in relation to its participation in the...

Photo for article LK Shields Highly Ranked in Mergermarket M&A Deal Report

LK Shields Highly Ranked in Mergermarket M&A Deal Report

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to be ranked as the seventh M&A firm in Ireland by...

Photo for article Reach Plc Purchase 50% Interest in Independent Star Ltd

Reach Plc Purchase 50% Interest in Independent Star Ltd

LK Shields was delighted to act for Reach Plc, the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in ...

Photo for article Third Party Rights Against Insurers in Ireland

Third Party Rights Against Insurers in Ireland

by Grace Toher, Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Brexit Update: ESMA and European Regulators Confirm the Status of MoUs with the FCA

Brexit Update: ESMA and European Regulators Confirm the Status of MoUs with the FCA

On 1 February 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) and the European securities regulators agreed on Memoranda...

Commercial Property
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The Legal Business Podcast - Episode 1 - Pat Ryan, Partner, Commercial Property discusses the key legal considerations to bear in mind before reopening a commercial...

Photo for article Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Introduced for ICAVs and Unit Trusts

Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Introduced for ICAVs and Unit Trusts

by Adrian Mulryan, Elaine Hughes
Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors LLP Announces Appointment of New Managing Partner and Chairman

LK Shields Solicitors LLP Announces Appointment of New Managing Partner and Chairman

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of David Williams as its new Managing Partner.  David...

Photo for article YouTube Not Obliged to Disclose IP Address of Infringer

YouTube Not Obliged to Disclose IP Address of Infringer

CJEU Ruling. In the event that a film is unlawfully uploaded to an online platform (e.g. YouTube), the rightholder...

Photo for article LK Shields announces Partner Promotion in Projects and Construction Team

LK Shields announces Partner Promotion in Projects and Construction Team

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has promoted Projects and Construction specialist Jamie Ritchie to partner level. Jamie...

Photo for article Following the Protocol? Don’t Forget Staff’s Data

Following the Protocol? Don’t Forget Staff’s Data

by Robert Haniver
Photo for article Ardonagh Group Acquires O’Driscoll O’Neil

Ardonagh Group Acquires O’Driscoll O’Neil

LK Shields acted on the sale of its long-standing client O’Driscoll O’Neil insurance broker, to The...

Corporate and Commercial
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The SOAR Workshop Series is a partnership between LK Shields and the Access Programme at NUI Galway. This partnership has been made possible through our...

Photo for article LK Shields AR Programme Update– SOAR

LK Shields AR Programme Update– SOAR

SOAR (success overcoming all resistance) is the LK Shields AR (Artist in Residence) Programme. Following an open call process,...

Photo for article Additional Extension to annual return filing period

Additional Extension to annual return filing period

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article Establishing a Charity in Ireland:  Company Secretarial Considerations

Establishing a Charity in Ireland:  Company Secretarial Considerations

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Directors residential address disclosure requirements

Directors residential address disclosure requirements

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article Effective Minute Taking

Effective Minute Taking

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - July 2020

Compliance Agenda - July 2020

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article Start-ups, State Aid and COVID-19

Start-ups, State Aid and COVID-19

by Marco Hickey, Emma Creaven
Photo for article Acquisitions in Financial Services: Irish Regulatory Requirements

Acquisitions in Financial Services: Irish Regulatory Requirements

by Trevor Dolan, Marco Hickey
Photo for article Reopening a Commercial Premises

Reopening a Commercial Premises

by Patrick Ryan
Photo for article M&A Transactions During the COVID-19 Crisis: Due Diligence Considerations

M&A Transactions During the COVID-19 Crisis: Due Diligence Considerations

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Directors Duties and Liabilities: Statement from the ODCE

Directors Duties and Liabilities: Statement from the ODCE

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, concerns have been raised by directors and bodies representing directors regarding potential liabilities...

Photo for article Offshore Renewable Energy Projects Designated as Relevant Projects

Offshore Renewable Energy Projects Designated as Relevant Projects

by Philip Daly, Seanna Mulrean

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