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Photo for article Investing in Ireland - New Screening of Foreign Direct Investments Legislation

Investing in Ireland - New Screening of Foreign Direct Investments Legislation

The Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022 will introduce a screening mechanism for foreign direct investments (FDI) in Ireland for...

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The Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2022 Published

On 28 July 2022, the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2022 (the Bill) was published by the Department of Finance (here). The...

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Sale of Walco Foods to Neste

LK Shields acted for the Vendors of Walco Foods, a leading Irish trader of animal fats and proteins, on an...

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ESMA Q&As:  Updates on Frequency of Depositary Reconciliations and Marketing Responsibility for AIFs and UCITS

On 20 July 2022, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Questions and Answers on the “Application of the...

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“Class 1 Firms” Now Subject to the CRD / CRR Regime in Ireland

Three new sets of Regulations have been published that finalise the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/2034 (the Investment Firms Directive or...

Photo for article Implementation of EU Directive on cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions

Implementation of EU Directive on cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions

Directive (EU) 2019/2121), known as the Mobility Directive, aims to eliminate unjustified barriers to the freedom of establishment of EU companies...

Photo for article Welcome Updates from the Central Bank to the QIAIF Pre-submission Process

Welcome Updates from the Central Bank to the QIAIF Pre-submission Process

On 1 July 2022, the Central Bank published revised guidance regarding the pre-submission requirements it has in place for certain Qualifying Investor...

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Significant Changes to the Irish Mergers Regime

The Competition (Amendment) 2022 Act introduces a number of significant changes to the mergers regime in Ireland and it is likely...

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Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: EU Proposal Prioritises Human Rights and the Environment

The European Commission published a Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence in February 2022.  In pursuit of...

Photo for article Sale of Aspire Technology Unlimited Company to NEC Corporation

Sale of Aspire Technology Unlimited Company to NEC Corporation

LK Shields Solicitors acted for Bill Walsh in the sale of Aspire Technology Unlimited Company to NEC Corporation. Aspire Technology...

Photo for article Dealing with Conflicts of Interest:  What Directors Need to Know

Dealing with Conflicts of Interest:  What Directors Need to Know

Conflicts of interest are part of doing business, and when they arise it is important for directors to handle them...

Photo for article  Aideen Burke Announced as New Head of Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Data Privacy

Aideen Burke Announced as New Head of Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Data Privacy

Aideen Burke joins leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields Solicitors as a Partner and their new Head of...

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Sale of ProAdjust Limited to the Davies Group

LK Shields Solicitors acted for the Vendors of ProAdjust, the specialist provider of loss adjusting and claims management services to...

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Chambers Europe 2022
Photo for article BVP Investments Limited Invests in Eco Urban Scooters Limited

BVP Investments Limited Invests in Eco Urban Scooters Limited

LK Shields Solicitors was delighted to act for BVP Investments Limited in its investment in Eco Urban Scooters Limited. BVP...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors Welcomes New Corporate Partner

LK Shields Solicitors Welcomes New Corporate Partner

LK Shields Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Gemma Forde.  Gemma joins the firm as a corporate...

Photo for article ESG Funds perform better with lower costs – ESMA asks why?

ESG Funds perform better with lower costs – ESMA asks why?

ESMA Risk Analysis:  The drivers of the costs and performance of ESG funds The European Securities and Markets Authority ...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors Welcomes New Senior Associate to their Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team

LK Shields Solicitors Welcomes New Senior Associate to their Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team

LK Shields Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Abigail Butler as a Senior Associate in the firm&rsquo...

Photo for article PRIIPs KID for UCITS Retail Investors

PRIIPs KID for UCITS Retail Investors

PRIIPs KID for UCITS Retail Investors looming, but duplication can be avoided. With effect from 1 January 2023, the European Union (Undertakings...

Photo for article ESMA Analyses EMIR Data in Archegos case :  Risks were visible

ESMA Analyses EMIR Data in Archegos case :  Risks were visible

Leverage and derivatives – the case of Archegos ESMA has just published a risk analysis study that seeks to foster...

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Design Partners Limited

LK Shields Solicitors was delighted to act for the shareholders of Design Partners Limited in the sale of the Irish...

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Hotel Investment Fund

LK Shields Solicitors was delighted to advise the promoters of the Hotel Investment Fund on the establishment of their new...

Photo for article Examinership Proceedings:  Do Costs Follow the Event?

Examinership Proceedings:  Do Costs Follow the Event?

Ordinarily, in civil proceedings a successful party in litigation will be awarded their costs. This is known as the legal...

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Amendments to List of PCFs

On 10 May, the Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank) published a revised timescale and guidance for the re-designation of...

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BVP Investments Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for BVP Investments Limited in its participation in a funding round led...

Photo for article Jenny Ahern Announced as New Head of Banking and Finance at LK Shields Solicitors

Jenny Ahern Announced as New Head of Banking and Finance at LK Shields Solicitors

Jenny Ahern joins leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields Solicitors as their new Head of Banking and Finance. ...

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Interim Company Law Provisions Further Extended

Interim Company Law Provisions and Virtual General Meetings extended to 31 December 2022. The interim period of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19)...

Photo for article Zurich Insurance plc Entitled to Withdraw Storm Insurance Cover

Zurich Insurance plc Entitled to Withdraw Storm Insurance Cover

In February, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the High Court to dismiss proceedings brought against Zurich Insurance...

Photo for article Individual Accountability Framework and SEAR:  Joint Committee Report

Individual Accountability Framework and SEAR:  Joint Committee Report

A report (here) on the General Scheme of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2021 has been published by the...

Photo for article CBI Approves Indirect Exposure to Crypto Assets for Two Regulated Funds

CBI Approves Indirect Exposure to Crypto Assets for Two Regulated Funds

A First for Regulated Irish Funds On 31 March 2022, the Irish Funds Industry Association announced that the Central Bank of Ireland...

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The Legal 500 2022

LK Shields Solicitors LLP has once again been highly ranked in the latest edition of The Legal 500 2022 guide to outstanding...

Photo for article Central Bank Announces New PCF-2 Roles

Central Bank Announces New PCF-2 Roles

The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) updated its list of Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCFs) in a  Feedback Statement published...

Photo for article MiCo Make Strategic Investment in and Partnership with Trinity Biotech 

MiCo Make Strategic Investment in and Partnership with Trinity Biotech 

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act as Irish counsel in support of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for...

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Elkstone Opportunities Fund ILP

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to support Elkstone in the establishment of Elkstone Opportunities Fund ILP which was...

Mergers and Acquisitions
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The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of Chambers Europe.

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LK Shields Ranked in Chambers Europe 2022

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

27 Apr 2022
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Data Protection: Developments and Insights

Join James Green of the IP, Technology and Privacy Team at LK Shields for a discussion on data protection -...

Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits
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Ciara O’Kennedy and Elizabeth Mara of the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Team at LK Shields discuss the key changes and developments in employment law...

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P3 Hotel Software Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to advise P3 Hotel Software Limited as it secured an investment procured by...

Photo for article Burlington Real Estate Sold to Gresham House

Burlington Real Estate Sold to Gresham House

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for the shareholders of Burlington Real Estate Property Management Limited in the...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - March 2022

Compliance Agenda - March 2022

by Colm Hanley, Michelle Howe, Patricia Kelly, Amy McLoughlin
Photo for article Series A Round of Visibility Blockchain Limited t/a Get Visibility

Series A Round of Visibility Blockchain Limited t/a Get Visibility

LK Shields Solicitors LLP acted for Visibility Blockchain Limited t/a Getvisibility in its recent series A funding round. Getvisibility...

Photo for article Interim Company Law Provisions end on 30 April 2022

Interim Company Law Provisions end on 30 April 2022

The interim period for the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (2020 Act) is due to come to an end on 30...

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Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021

The Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (2021 Act) was signed into law on 22 December 2021.  At the time of writing, it...

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Mandatory E-Filing of CRO Forms from 1 March 2022

Mandatory online filing for 18 specified CRO forms came into force on 1 March 2022.  The requirement applies to fourteen Solvency forms,...

Photo for article Changes to CRO Fees from 1 March 2022

Changes to CRO Fees from 1 March 2022

A new table of fees was introduced by the Companies Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2021, which came into force on 1 March 2022.​​...

22 Mar 2022
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2022 in Focus: Key Employment Law Changes

Join Ciara O’Kennedy and Elizabeth Mara of the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Team at LK Shields for a...

Photo for article Investing in Ireland: Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulations

Investing in Ireland: Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulations

An EU Regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments (FDI) into the EU from third countries on the...

Photo for article LK Shields Ranked in Chamber Global 2022

LK Shields Ranked in Chamber Global 2022

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

Photo for article CCPC Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2021

CCPC Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2021

The Irish mergers market is buoyant and vital, according to the report from the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ...

Photo for article Aleph Group Acquires Ad Dynamo

Aleph Group Acquires Ad Dynamo

LK Shields Solicitors LLP acted for Aleph Group, Inc, a leading global enabler of digital advertising, on the Irish aspects...

Photo for article Investment by Elan Growth Partners, LLC in Simply NUC, Inc.

Investment by Elan Growth Partners, LLC in Simply NUC, Inc.

LK Shields Solicitors LLP acted for Elan Growth Partners on the Irish aspects of their investment in Simply NUC, Inc. ...

Photo for article Blow for Commercial Tenants in Irish High Court Ruling

Blow for Commercial Tenants in Irish High Court Ruling

by Jill Callanan, Clare Dowling, Redmond Arigho
Photo for article Sale of Entire Issued Share Capital of Automatic Plastics Limited to Comar

Sale of Entire Issued Share Capital of Automatic Plastics Limited to Comar

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to assist the owners on the sale of Automatic Plastics Limited to...

Photo for article Crowdfunding:  Central Bank Announces New Regulatory Framework

Crowdfunding:  Central Bank Announces New Regulatory Framework

The European Union (Crowdfunding) Regulations 2021 (the "Irish Regulations") came into force on 13 December 2021, giving effect to the  ...

Photo for article BES Management Designated Activity Company Invests in Salaso Health Solutions Limited

BES Management Designated Activity Company Invests in Salaso Health Solutions Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for BES Management Designated Activity Company in its investment in Salaso...

Banking and Finance
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Appointments in Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Banking Teams: Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields Solicitors has promoted Clare Dowling and Simon Mahon...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors Announce Two Partner Promotions

LK Shields Solicitors Announce Two Partner Promotions

Appointments in Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Banking Teams. Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields Solicitors has promoted...

Photo for article Cross-Industry Guidance on Outsourcing is Published by Central Bank

Cross-Industry Guidance on Outsourcing is Published by Central Bank

In recognition of the increased prevalence of outsourcing in the financial services sector, the Central Bank of Ireland has published...

Mergers and Acquisitions
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Over the past 12 months Ireland has had a record number of M&A deals across a range of sectors. During this time the team at...

Photo for article Permission to Enforce Adjudicator’s Decision in Construction Payment Dispute

Permission to Enforce Adjudicator’s Decision in Construction Payment Dispute

John Paul Construction LTD v Tipperary Co-Operative Creamery LTD [2022] IEHC 3 The High Court has granted permission to enforce the decision...

Photo for article Glenpatrick Natural Mineral Water Coolers Limited Acquires Echo Water Limited

Glenpatrick Natural Mineral Water Coolers Limited Acquires Echo Water Limited

LK Shields Solicotrs LLP was delighted to act for Glenpatrick Natural Mineral Water Coolers Limited (“Glenpatrick”) in its...

Photo for article Investment in Aubren Limited led by BGF and supported by Pat Beirne and Paul Lynch

Investment in Aubren Limited led by BGF and supported by Pat Beirne and Paul Lynch

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for our longstanding client Portlaoise based Aubren Limited in a €...

Photo for article Enterprise Ireland Invests in Redesdale Food Limited Partnership

Enterprise Ireland Invests in Redesdale Food Limited Partnership

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to represent Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment as anchor investor through...

Photo for article Atlantic Bridge Participates in Series A Investment Round of Croivalve Limited

Atlantic Bridge Participates in Series A Investment Round of Croivalve Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Atlantic Bridge’s University Bridge Fund Limited Partnership in connection...

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This year the partners and staff at LK Shields Solicitors LLP are proud to support Peter McVery Trust.

Photo for article Debts Subject to Personal Guarantees in Examinership

Debts Subject to Personal Guarantees in Examinership

by Jill Callanan, Clare Dowling, Redmond Arigho
Photo for article Kernel Capital and Infinity Capital Participate in the Investment Round of Altratech Limited

Kernel Capital and Infinity Capital Participate in the Investment Round of Altratech Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for long standing client Kernel Capital in connection with its participation in...

Photo for article Interim Company Law Provisions and Virtual General Meetings extended to April 2022

Interim Company Law Provisions and Virtual General Meetings extended to April 2022

An extension of the interim period provided for in the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 until 30 April 2022 has been approved...

Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits
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The pandemic has undoubtedly revolutionised the way in which people carry out their work. Whilst the trajectory of the pandemic remains uncertain with the tentative...

Photo for article SCARP Update: New Rescue Process Now Available

SCARP Update: New Rescue Process Now Available

The new formal rescue process for small and medium sized companies, SCARP, is now formally a part of Irish law....

Photo for article Niatim Holdings Limited Sell 51% Majority Ownership Stake in Bray Wanderers Limited to Cabinteely Senior Football Club Limited

Niatim Holdings Limited Sell 51% Majority Ownership Stake in Bray Wanderers Limited to Cabinteely Senior Football Club Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP were delighted to act for Niatim Holdings Limited in the sale of its 51% majority ownership stake...

Photo for article Strong Roots Secures $55 million Investment from McCain Foods

Strong Roots Secures $55 million Investment from McCain Foods

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to advise the majority shareholders of The Root System Holding Company Limited t...

Photo for article Capital Markets Union: Forthcoming Legislative Package

Capital Markets Union: Forthcoming Legislative Package

A package of proposals has been adopted by the European Commission with the aim of increased integration of EU capital...

Photo for article Gowan Group Completes Acquisition of FCA Ireland

Gowan Group Completes Acquisition of FCA Ireland

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for the Gowan Group in the acquisition of FCA Ireland. ...

Photo for article Michelle Howe joins our Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance Team

Michelle Howe joins our Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance Team

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to welcome Michelle Howe to our Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance team. Michelle...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - November 2021

Compliance Agenda - November 2021

by Colm Hanley, Patricia Kelly
Photo for article Unlimited Companies:  Removal of Naming Exemption on 30 November 2021

Unlimited Companies:  Removal of Naming Exemption on 30 November 2021

Unlimited Companies with an exemption from using the suffix “unlimited company” or “cuideachta neamhtheoranta” in their...

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Annual Return Filing Deadline:  25 November 2021

The annual return filing deadline for many Irish companies is approaching on 25 November 2021.  Failure to file an annual return...

Photo for article Think Research Acquires Pharmapod

Think Research Acquires Pharmapod

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Think Research (EU) Corporation Limited, a digital health care software solutions...

Photo for article Calibre Scientific Acquires Carl Stuart Group

Calibre Scientific Acquires Carl Stuart Group

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Calibre Scientific in the acquisition of Carl Stuart Group, an Irish...

Photo for article Government Approval for an Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Government Approval for an Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

The Government has approved the drafting of the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provision) Bill.  Its purpose is to deal with issues...

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MBO of Critical Healthcare Limited and Medlogistix Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act as legal advisors to Vincent Glennon and GDM Healthcare Limited in the...

Photo for article Renatus Capital Invest in AQF Limited

Renatus Capital Invest in AQF Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to advise Renatus Capital on their minority investment in AQF Limited.  Founded...

11 Nov 2021
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Return to Office - HR Policies for the Hybrid Workplace

The past eighteen months has been a time of change and development for companies in every sector across Ireland.  ...

Photo for article Calibre Scientific Acquires Reagecon Diagnostics Limited

Calibre Scientific Acquires Reagecon Diagnostics Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Calibre Scientific in the acquisition of, Shannon based, Reagecon...

Photo for article Talon Outdoor Purchases the Entire Issued Share Capital of Poster Plan

Talon Outdoor Purchases the Entire Issued Share Capital of Poster Plan

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for the shareholders in Poster Plan Limited in the sale of...

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New Restrictions on Alcohol Advertising during Sporting Events

New restrictions on the advertisement of alcohol products are due to come into force in Ireland on 12 November 2021. These restrictions...

Photo for article Colm Hanley Announced as New Head of Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance

Colm Hanley Announced as New Head of Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce Colm Hanley as our new Head of Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance. ...

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