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Photo for article Shane O’Donohoe joins our Commercial Property Department

Shane O’Donohoe joins our Commercial Property Department

We are delighted to welcome Shane O’Donohoe to our Commercial Property department. Shane joins the Property team as...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - July 2017

Compliance Agenda - July 2017

by Alan Browning, Sean Power, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article Sale of Berkley Recruitment Group Limited to Almondclose Limited

Sale of Berkley Recruitment Group Limited to Almondclose Limited

We were delighted to advise The ReThink Group Limited on the successful sale of Berkley Recruitment, a leading recruitment company...

Photo for article Compliance Dates and Deadlines

Compliance Dates and Deadlines

by Alan Browning, Sean Power, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - Key Points

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - Key Points

by Alan Browning, Sean Power, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article Beneficial Ownership Register

Beneficial Ownership Register

by Alan Browning, Sean Power, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article Best Practice for Drafting Minutes

Best Practice for Drafting Minutes

by Alan Browning, Sean Power, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article LK Shields Employment Law Breakfast Seminar

LK Shields Employment Law Breakfast Seminar

Ciara O'Kennedy and Susan Battye of LK Shields presented an interesting and topical seminar on some recent...

Photo for article Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund leads a €2.2 million investment in Altratech

Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund leads a €2.2 million investment in Altratech

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund and Infinity Capital lead a €2.2 million investment in Altratech Limited. Altratech...

Photo for article Lenders Will Be Affected by the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017

Lenders Will Be Affected by the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017

by Sarah Pickering, Richard Curran
Photo for article I-SEM and the Impact On Renewable Energy – An Update

I-SEM and the Impact On Renewable Energy – An Update

by Philip Daly, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article LK Shields Expands Projects Team with New Appointment

LK Shields Expands Projects Team with New Appointment

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has expanded its highly regarded Projects team with the appointment of Jamie...

Photo for article New General Commercial Communications Code for Broadcasters

New General Commercial Communications Code for Broadcasters

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger
Photo for article General Court Annuls Commission Merger Decision

General Court Annuls Commission Merger Decision

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article CRO’s Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Delayed Until Late 2017

CRO’s Central Register of Beneficial Ownership Delayed Until Late 2017

The Companies Registration Office (CRO) has postponed the launch of the central register of beneficial ownership of legal entities incorporated...

Photo for article Mike Kavanagh Interviewed by Sunday Business Post

Mike Kavanagh Interviewed by Sunday Business Post

In an interview with the Sunday Business Post, Chairman of LK Shields Michael Kavanagh traces his career to date and...

Photo for article Acquisition of Carechoice by InfraVia Capital Partners

Acquisition of Carechoice by InfraVia Capital Partners

We were delighted to advise InfraVia Capital Partners on the successful acquisition of Carechoice, the second largest private owner and...

Photo for article ESMA Issues Opinion on General Principles To Support Supervisory Convergence Post-Brexit

ESMA Issues Opinion on General Principles To Support Supervisory Convergence Post-Brexit

by Damien Barnaville, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article Authorisation as an Investment Firm Under MiFID II in Ireland

Authorisation as an Investment Firm Under MiFID II in Ireland

by Trevor Dolan, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article Peter Bolger Joins LK Shields as Head Of Intellectual Property,Technology And Privacy

Peter Bolger Joins LK Shields as Head Of Intellectual Property,Technology And Privacy

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed highly ranked solicitor Peter Bolger as Head of Intellectual Property,...

Photo for article Professional Third Party Litigation Funding Unlawful in Ireland

Professional Third Party Litigation Funding Unlawful in Ireland

by Ciarán Markey, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Well Done Team LK Shields

Well Done Team LK Shields

The firm had a great turn out for the Calcutta Run this year. All our runners successfully crossed the finish...

Photo for article UK Firms Will Still Face EU Competition Law Scrutiny

UK Firms Will Still Face EU Competition Law Scrutiny

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article The AIFMD Third Country Passport

The AIFMD Third Country Passport

by Damien Barnaville, Donnchadh McCarthy
Photo for article The Central Bank UCITS Regulations

The Central Bank UCITS Regulations

by Daragh O’Malley
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - May 2017

Compliance Agenda - May 2017

by Alan Browning, Sean Power, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article HSBC and JPMorgan Chase Appeal European Commission’s Cartel Decision and Fine

HSBC and JPMorgan Chase Appeal European Commission’s Cartel Decision and Fine

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

by Lisa McEllin, Ruairí Mulrean
Photo for article Why Choose Ireland? Structured Finance And Securitisation

Why Choose Ireland? Structured Finance And Securitisation

by David Williams, Trevor Dolan, Damien Barnaville, Liam Carney, Eimear O’Flynn, Sarah Pickering
Photo for article Acquisition of Fogarty Belting by Ammeraal Beltech

Acquisition of Fogarty Belting by Ammeraal Beltech

We were delighted to advise Ammeraal Beltech on its acquisition of Fogarty Belting. Ammeraal Beltech are a Dutch-based, leading...

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Front Line Defenders

LK Shields acted for Irish charity Front Line Defenders on a pro-bono basis in the transition of their activities from...

Photo for article LK Shields Participates in Haven Volunteer Program 2017

LK Shields Participates in Haven Volunteer Program 2017

For the third year running LK Shields is sending an able volunteer to particpate in Haven's annual trip to...

Photo for article Legal 500 2017

Legal 500 2017

The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of Legal 500. Leading independent legal ranking publication Legal 500 ...

Photo for article Chambers Europe 2017

Chambers Europe 2017

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including dispute resolution, M&A, banking and...

Photo for article Companies in Receivership and the Companies Registration Office

Companies in Receivership and the Companies Registration Office

by Richard Curran, Sarah Pickering
Photo for article Multi-Site Portfolio Acquisition by Cignal

Multi-Site Portfolio Acquisition by Cignal

We were delighted to advise Cignal on a considerable expansion of its existing telecommunication towers portfolio. Cignal is Ireland&rsquo...

Photo for article Mandatory E-filing at the CRO from 1 June 2017

Mandatory E-filing at the CRO from 1 June 2017

by Alan Browning, Ciara Gallen
Photo for article Regardless of Brexit: There are already key differences between UK and Irish employment law

Regardless of Brexit: There are already key differences between UK and Irish employment law

by Susan Battye, Elizabeth Mara
Photo for article Audit Exemption for Companies – A Recap

Audit Exemption for Companies – A Recap

by Sean Power
Photo for article €44m Investment in Seed Funding

€44m Investment in Seed Funding

Enterprise Ireland is seeking commercially viable expressions of interest from commercially focused venture capital funds targeting seed and early stage...

Photo for article The Conversion Deadline Has Passed ... What’s Next?

The Conversion Deadline Has Passed ... What’s Next?

by Alan Browning
Photo for article Get ready now for the GDPR

Get ready now for the GDPR

by Catherine Walsh, Michael Kavanagh, Aideen Burke
Photo for article Beneficial Ownership – Not so private anymore

Beneficial Ownership – Not so private anymore

by Alan Browning
Photo for article Theresa May’s Article 50 ‘Dear John’ Letter

Theresa May’s Article 50 ‘Dear John’ Letter

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Consultation on New Methodology to Calculate Funding Levies

Consultation on New Methodology to Calculate Funding Levies

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Irish Central Bank rules and guidance for Management Companies passporting into Ireland

Irish Central Bank rules and guidance for Management Companies passporting into Ireland

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Best Lawyers 2018 Edition

Best Lawyers 2018 Edition

A number of our practice areas and solicitors have again been recognised in the latest edition of Best Lawyers. Our...

Photo for article Review of Civil Justice System

Review of Civil Justice System

by Rachel Murphy
Photo for article Challenge to State Investment in Fossil Fuels

Challenge to State Investment in Fossil Fuels

by Philip Daly
Photo for article EU Head Scarf Ruling

EU Head Scarf Ruling

by Ciara O’Kennedy
Photo for article Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global 2017

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

Photo for article The General Court Annuls Commission Decision on UPS-TNT Merger

The General Court Annuls Commission Decision on UPS-TNT Merger

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article New expedited procedure introduced for efficient and cost-effective ICC Arbitration

New expedited procedure introduced for efficient and cost-effective ICC Arbitration

by Íde O’Neill
Photo for article LK Shields Launches Haven Volunteer Programme 2017

LK Shields Launches Haven Volunteer Programme 2017

As part of our corporate partnership with Haven we will be sending a staff member to participate in the...

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Photo for article Accidents and injuries at sports facilities:  who is liable?

Accidents and injuries at sports facilities:  who is liable?

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article The Internet of Things: Cayla doll is banned in Germany over privacy and security concerns

The Internet of Things: Cayla doll is banned in Germany over privacy and security concerns

by Catherine Walsh
Photo for article A Guide To Registering Designs

A Guide To Registering Designs

by lk-shields
Photo for article Bumper year for Irish tech investment

Bumper year for Irish tech investment

by Ruairí Mulrean, Lisa McEllin
Photo for article Top Tips for Start-Ups

Top Tips for Start-Ups

by Ruairí Mulrean, Lisa McEllin
Photo for article Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location post-Brexit

Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location post-Brexit

by Jennifer McGuire, Marco Hickey, James Byrne
Photo for article Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

by Emmet Scully
Photo for article Checklist for Employee Incentive Schemes

Checklist for Employee Incentive Schemes

by Gillian Dully, Jamie McConville
Photo for article ESMA issues Opinion on UCITS Share Classes

ESMA issues Opinion on UCITS Share Classes

by Daragh O’Malley, David Williams
Photo for article Investigations into Potential Anti-Competitive Practices: CCPC Tightens Reins

Investigations into Potential Anti-Competitive Practices: CCPC Tightens Reins

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Mediation Bill 2017

Mediation Bill 2017

by Ciara Smyth, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Compliance Statements: What Directors Need to Know

Compliance Statements: What Directors Need to Know

by David Brangam
Photo for article IORP II is Now in Force

IORP II is Now in Force

by Jamie McConville
Photo for article ACT Venture Capital establishes a new seed fund, AIB Start-up Accelerator Fund 2

ACT Venture Capital establishes a new seed fund, AIB Start-up Accelerator Fund 2

LK Shields Solicitors acted for Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment in the AIB Start-up Accelerator Fund 2 The Fund...

Photo for article Legal and Regulatory Update January 2017

Legal and Regulatory Update January 2017

by lk-shields
Photo for article Shard Capital Partners Launches New Venture Capital Fund in Ireland

Shard Capital Partners Launches New Venture Capital Fund in Ireland

LK Shields Solicitors acted for Shard Capital Partners in the launch of a new Venture Capital Fund in Ireland. ...

Photo for article Brexit, Intellectual Property and an Irish Angle

Brexit, Intellectual Property and an Irish Angle

by lk-shields
Photo for article The Conversion Deadline Has Passed ... What’s Next?

The Conversion Deadline Has Passed ... What’s Next?

by Alan Browning
Photo for article The Impact of Brexit on Data Protection

The Impact of Brexit on Data Protection

by Catherine Walsh
Photo for article Significant reduction in interest rate on judgment debts

Significant reduction in interest rate on judgment debts

The rate of interest payable on judgment debts under section 26 of the Debtors (Ireland) Act, 1840, has been reduced from 8% to 2%. ...

Photo for article New Court of Appeal Practice Direction: Filing of submissions or books of appeal from 1 Feb 2017

New Court of Appeal Practice Direction: Filing of submissions or books of appeal from 1 Feb 2017

by Íde O’Neill, Susan Battye
Photo for article New Rules on Beneficial Ownership: Key Considerations for Fund Boards and Irish Fund Administrators

New Rules on Beneficial Ownership: Key Considerations for Fund Boards and Irish Fund Administrators

by Daragh O’Malley, Damien Barnaville
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Photo for article Sale of Medisource to DCC Group

Sale of Medisource to DCC Group

We acted for the shareholders of Medisource Ireland Limited on its sale to FTSE-listed DCC Group. Medisource, operating in both...

Photo for article Crowdfunding The Irish Brexit Challenge

Crowdfunding The Irish Brexit Challenge

by Rachel Murphy
Photo for article Contending with Brexit Uncertainties – Governing Law Clauses

Contending with Brexit Uncertainties – Governing Law Clauses

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Introduction of Key Information Documents for PRIIPs delayed until January 2018

Introduction of Key Information Documents for PRIIPs delayed until January 2018

by Damien Barnaville, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article Giving Reason to Reasonable Accommodation

Giving Reason to Reasonable Accommodation

by Elizabeth Mara
Photo for article Central Bank Finalises Guidance and Rules for Fund Management Companies

Central Bank Finalises Guidance and Rules for Fund Management Companies

by Daragh O’Malley
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Photo for article Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund leads a €3 million investment in Corlytics

Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund leads a €3 million investment in Corlytics

We acted for Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund and Infinity Capital who have lead a €3 million investment...

Photo for article The Central Bank’s restrictions on Loan Originating Qualifying AIFs have been eased

The Central Bank’s restrictions on Loan Originating Qualifying AIFs have been eased

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Is It Closing Time on ‘Close of Business’?

Is It Closing Time on ‘Close of Business’?

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Issues for public sector bodies appointing a Data Protection Officer under the GDPR

Issues for public sector bodies appointing a Data Protection Officer under the GDPR

by lk-shields
Photo for article New Rules on Beneficial Ownership: What Directors need to know

New Rules on Beneficial Ownership: What Directors need to know

by David Brangam
Photo for article New Rules on Beneficial Ownership: What you need to know

New Rules on Beneficial Ownership: What you need to know

by Damien Barnaville, David Brangam, Alan Browning
Photo for article Implications of Brexit on the Asset Management Industry – Opportunities for Ireland

Implications of Brexit on the Asset Management Industry – Opportunities for Ireland

by David Williams, Trevor Dolan
Photo for article LK Shields acted for StoryToys Limited in its integration with Amplify and Touch Press

LK Shields acted for StoryToys Limited in its integration with Amplify and Touch Press

We acted for StoryToys Limited in its integration with the games division of New York company Amplify, and London-based app...

Photo for article LK Shields advises long-standing client Oasis on its continued expansion programme

LK Shields advises long-standing client Oasis on its continued expansion programme

OASIS Group, the fastest growing records and information management (RIM) company across Europe, have confirmed the completion of six ...

Photo for article Leadership Changes Announced at LK Shields

Leadership Changes Announced at LK Shields

LK Shields has announced significant leadership changes as the firm readies itself for further growth in 2017. The changes are part...

Photo for article Acquisition of Celtic Linen Limited by Causeway Capital Partners

Acquisition of Celtic Linen Limited by Causeway Capital Partners

We acted for Causeway Capital Partners, in the acquisition of Celtic Linen Limited (in Examinership). Celtic Linen Limited is a...

Photo for article The Employment Injunction - Diluting the “Strong threshold Test”

The Employment Injunction - Diluting the “Strong threshold Test”

by Ciara O’Kennedy
Photo for article Investing in Ireland - Download Our Guide

Investing in Ireland - Download Our Guide

by Emmet Scully, Marco Hickey, David Williams, Aoife Bradley, Clair Cassidy