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Photo for article Potential Pitfalls When Varying a Lease

Potential Pitfalls When Varying a Lease

by Cathal Hester
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EU Crowdfunding Regulation

ESMA Seeks Postponement and Requests Interpretation Clarifications. Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 on European crowdfunding service providers for business will apply from 10 November 2021....

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Open for Business?  Indoor Dining, Drinks and Hospitality

The Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2021 This Act enables cafés, pubs, restaurants and other licensed venues and businesses to...

Photo for article Commercial Tenancies: FAQs from Landlords

Commercial Tenancies: FAQs from Landlords

by Cathal Hester, Clare Dowling, Ciara Smyth
Photo for article SCARP Bill Passes the Houses of the Oireachtas

SCARP Bill Passes the Houses of the Oireachtas

The Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Bill 2021 has now passed both houses of the Oireachtas.  The...

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Sale of Touch Press Inc. (t/a StoryToys) to Team17 Group Plc

We were delighted to advise the sellers of StoryToys on its sale to Team17. StoryToys is a world-class developer and...

Photo for article New Regulatory Framework for Project Development in Irish Maritime Area

New Regulatory Framework for Project Development in Irish Maritime Area

The Government has published a draft of the Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, which will introduce a new planning regime for...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors LLP Appoints New Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution

LK Shields Solicitors LLP Appoints New Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Jill Callanan will lead the firm’s highly regarded Litigation Department. LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce...

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New legislation to regularise the consumption of alcohol in outdoor seating areas has been enacted

The Government has been promoting an ‘outdoor summer’ as part of its reopening plan and has encouraged local...

Photo for article Collecting and Processing Vaccination Data in the Workplace

Collecting and Processing Vaccination Data in the Workplace

The Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance. Jeanne Kelly and Ciara O'Kennedy explain. With the pending return to the...

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Regulatory Privilege

by Muireann Granville
Photo for article Directors Duties’ in a Challenging and Uncertain Trading Environment

Directors Duties’ in a Challenging and Uncertain Trading Environment

by Richard Curran, Jill Callanan, Paul Dineen
Photo for article SCARP – Government announces approval of Bill

SCARP – Government announces approval of Bill

The Government has issued a press release stating that it has approved the publication of an upcoming Bill providing...

Photo for article Proudly Supporting Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride 2021

Proudly Supporting Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride 2021

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that the firm is supporting Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride 2021 as a corporate...

Photo for article Erisbeg Acquires Health Care Informed (HCI)

Erisbeg Acquires Health Care Informed (HCI)

LK Shields Solicitors LLP acted for Erisbeg in its acquisition of Health Care Informed (HCI), Ireland’s leading healthcare...

Photo for article LK Shields Becomes Corporate Patron of basis.point

LK Shields Becomes Corporate Patron of basis.point

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to support basis.point as a corporate patron. basis.point was set...

Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits
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The objective of Ireland’s National Remote Work Strategy is to ensure that remote working is a permanent feature in the Irish workplace in a...

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Yield Lab Europe Fund

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was pleased to act for Enterprise Ireland in connection with the enlargement of the Yield...

Photo for article Acquisition of Club Car by Platinum Equity from Ingersoll Rand

Acquisition of Club Car by Platinum Equity from Ingersoll Rand

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act on the Irish aspects of the acquisition of Club Car by Platinum...

Photo for article  Addnode Group AB Acquires Procad Limited

Addnode Group AB Acquires Procad Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was pleased to have advised Addnode Group AB, a Swedish-based IT company, on its recent acquisition...

Photo for article ATS Acquires Industrial Automation System Integrator CIM

ATS Acquires Industrial Automation System Integrator CIM

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to advise Process Automation Solutions (“PA”), a member of ATS Automation (&ldquo...

14 Jun 2021
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Galway Chamber in Conversation with… Leo Varadkar, An Tánaiste, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and Leader of Fine Gael

LK Shields is delighted to sponsor the Galway Chamber’s next Live Leader Webinar with An ...

Photo for article Corporate Power Purchase Agreements Can Benefit Suppliers, Businesses and Our Environment

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements Can Benefit Suppliers, Businesses and Our Environment

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Visibility Blockchain Limited t/a GetVisibility

Visibility Blockchain Limited t/a GetVisibility

LK Shields acted for Visibility Blockchain Limited t/a GetVisibility in its recent funding round. GetVisibility is a data security...

Photo for article Bauer Media Audio Acquires Communicorp Group

Bauer Media Audio Acquires Communicorp Group

We were delighted to act for Denis O’Brien in the sale of longstanding client, Communicorp Group Limited to...

Photo for article New Small Company Administrative Rescue Process

New Small Company Administrative Rescue Process

by Redmond Arigho, Jill Callanan, Clare Dowling
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Age and retirement

by Íde O’Neill
Photo for article Scheme of Arrangement Approved for Multinational Aircraft Leasing Business

Scheme of Arrangement Approved for Multinational Aircraft Leasing Business

by Jill Callanan, Clare Dowling, Redmond Arigho
Photo for article Virtual Meetings and Interim Company Law Provisions to Continue for 2021

Virtual Meetings and Interim Company Law Provisions to Continue for 2021

Welcome news for Irish businesses this month as the interim period for the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 has been...

Photo for article Atlantic Bridge launches €80m University Bridge Fund II

Atlantic Bridge launches €80m University Bridge Fund II

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is very pleased to represent Enterprise Ireland in connection with its investment as joint lead investor...

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Process Agent for Service of Documents in Ireland

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article SkySpecs Acquires Fincovi

SkySpecs Acquires Fincovi

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act as Irish Counsel for SkySpecs, Inc. (a Michigan based digital asset management...

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Skellville Enterprises Limited (trading as SF Engineering)

LK Shields acted as legal advisors to Mr. Seamus Farrell in connection with the recent investment in Skellville Enterprises Limited ...

Photo for article Data Protection Commission Regulatory Strategy:  Draft Published for Consultation

Data Protection Commission Regulatory Strategy:  Draft Published for Consultation

The Data Protection Commission has published a  Draft Regulatory Strategy for 2021 to 2026, which is open for consultation. Interested parties...

Photo for article Priority Drafting of Legislation Announced to Create New Restructuring Process

Priority Drafting of Legislation Announced to Create New Restructuring Process

by Jill Callanan, Clare Dowling, Redmond Arigho
Photo for article Sale of Barrackpark Home Care Limited

Sale of Barrackpark Home Care Limited

LK Shields acted as legal advisors to Oliver and Elaine McBride in the sale of Barrackpark Home Care Limited (&ldquo...

Corporate and Commercial
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A robust compliance program is your company's best defence against the damage that can be wrought by falling foul of anti-corruption legislation. Taking decisive preventive...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - May 2021

Compliance Agenda - May 2021

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article Annual Return Filing Extension Ends on 28 May 2021

Annual Return Filing Extension Ends on 28 May 2021

All Irish companies with an annual return date (ARD) on or after 30 September 2020 were granted an annual return filing extension...

Photo for article Equipping Company Secretarial Teams for Evolving Challenges and Demands

Equipping Company Secretarial Teams for Evolving Challenges and Demands

by Elaine Hughes
Photo for article Fane Valley Co-Operative Society Limited

Fane Valley Co-Operative Society Limited

We advised Fane Valley Co-Operative Society Limited on the Irish corporate and EU merger control implications of the disposal by...

Photo for article Purchase of TFC Designs Ltd Trading as Kitchen World

Purchase of TFC Designs Ltd Trading as Kitchen World

LK Shields Solicitors LLP acted as legal advisors to Eomanna Holdings Ltd in its recent purchase of TFC Designs Ltd...

Photo for article Restoring a Company to the Register:  High Court Procedure

Restoring a Company to the Register:  High Court Procedure

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article CRO Filing Errors: Take Care to Ensure Accuracy

CRO Filing Errors: Take Care to Ensure Accuracy

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Colm Hanley
Photo for article Government Supports for Outdoor Dining and Takeaways Announced

Government Supports for Outdoor Dining and Takeaways Announced

by John Campbell, Emer Wilkie
Photo for article Irish Crypto Law Development: New Legal Obligations

Irish Crypto Law Development: New Legal Obligations

by Adrian Mulryan
19 May 2021
Photo to illustrate article Solicitors’ PII: Market Update and Early Preparation for Renewal.
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Solicitors’ PII: Market Update and Early Preparation for Renewal

Join our panel of industry experts for a webinar on how to prepare early for the renewal of your law...

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Integrated Facilities Solutions Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP acted for Integrated Facilities Solutions Limited in its investment by BES Management DAC.  Integrated Facilities...

Photo for article Construction Adjudication in Ireland: Latest Developments

Construction Adjudication in Ireland: Latest Developments

A new High Court practice direction, HC105, was published by the Courts Service today entitled “Applications Pursuant to Construction...

Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits
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The Employment Team at LK Shields consider how the workplace has changed dramatically over the last 12 months and provides an update for employers on some...

Photo for article Sale of the Capstone group of companies to Welltel (Ireland) Limited

Sale of the Capstone group of companies to Welltel (Ireland) Limited

LK Shields acted for the shareholders of F&M Heather Holdings Limited on the sale of the Capstone group...

Photo for article Law of Capital Acquisitions Tax, Stamp Duty and Local Property Tax

Law of Capital Acquisitions Tax, Stamp Duty and Local Property Tax

Emmet Scully has co-edited ‘Law of Capital Acquisitions Tax, Stamp Duty and Local Property Tax’ recently published by...

06 May 2021
Photo to illustrate article Webinar: Corporate Culture and Anti-Corruption.
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Webinar: Corporate Culture and Anti-Corruption

A robust compliance program is your company's best defence against the damage that can be wrought by falling foul...

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Legal 500 2021

LK Shields Solicitors LLP have once again been highly ranked in the latest edition of The Legal 500 2021 guide to...

Photo for article More changes to the filing rules for Unlimited Companies

More changes to the filing rules for Unlimited Companies

What is changing? The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (the “2017 Act”) has been in force for a number of years,...

Photo for article Easements and Profits à Prendre

Easements and Profits à Prendre

by John Campbell, Emer Wilkie
22 Apr 2021
Photo to illustrate article Outlook on Employment Law 2021.
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Outlook on Employment Law 2021

Recognising and Responding to the Lasting Impact of the Pandemic on the Employment Landscape The Employment Team at LK Shields...

Photo for article New ESMA Q&As on Performance Fees for UCITS and certain types of AIFs

New ESMA Q&As on Performance Fees for UCITS and certain types of AIFs

by Adrian Mulryan, Trevor Dolan, David Naughton, David Williams
Photo for article Forthcoming Developments in Merger Control in Ireland

Forthcoming Developments in Merger Control in Ireland

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (Department) in a recent consultation announced the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2021 (Bill), which is...

Photo for article High Court Restricts Discovery

High Court Restricts Discovery

Dispute between Foot Locker and Grafton Street Landlord. Foot Locker Retail Ireland Ltd. v Percy Nominees Ltd. [2021] IEHC 211 Many will...

Photo for article Remote Swearing of Affidavits to Provide Greater Flexibility

Remote Swearing of Affidavits to Provide Greater Flexibility

by Katie Linden, Shane Neville
Financial Services
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Philip Dempsey (Sanne), David Naughton (LK Shields Solicitors LLP), Brian Murphy (Grant Thornton LLP), Michael Humphreys (Davy) and John Hunt (Sullivan and Worcester LLP) discuss...

Photo for article Renatus Capital Partners Invest in Kappture

Renatus Capital Partners Invest in Kappture

We were delighted to advise Renatus Capital Partners on its investment in Kappture, having previously advised on the establishment of...

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Banking and Finance, Competition, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Investment Funds and Real Estate.

Chambers Europe 2021
Photo for article LK Shields Ranks Highly in Chambers Europe 2021

LK Shields Ranks Highly in Chambers Europe 2021

LK Shields has again ranked highly in the latest edition of Chambers Europe. Leading independent legal directory Chambers and Partners...

Photo for article Arachas Corporate Brokers Acquire Orange Bear Consulting

Arachas Corporate Brokers Acquire Orange Bear Consulting

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Arachas Corporate Brokers in its acquisition of Kilkenny-based fintech company Orange...

23 Mar 2021
Photo to illustrate article Options for the reduction of share capital in Irish companies.
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Options for the reduction of share capital in Irish companies

ICSA Event with Ruairi Mulrean and Elaine Hughes. The ICSA will host a webinar on Tuesday, 23 March in partnership with...

Photo for article Sure Valley Ventures Invests in Polience Limited t/a PreCog

Sure Valley Ventures Invests in Polience Limited t/a PreCog

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Sure Valley Ventures in connection with their investment in Polience Limited...

Photo for article Transfers of Personal Data to the UK:  Draft Adequacy Decisions Published by European Commission

Transfers of Personal Data to the UK:  Draft Adequacy Decisions Published by European Commission

Two draft adequacy decisions in respect of the United Kingdom were published by the European Commission on 19 February 2021.  While...

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution and Investment Funds

Chambers Global 2021
Photo for article Variation of Employment Contracts: Consent and COVID-19

Variation of Employment Contracts: Consent and COVID-19

by Ciara O’Kennedy
Photo for article Recent Developments in Construction Disputes

Recent Developments in Construction Disputes

by Darragh Killeen, Jamie Ritchie, Ian Lavelle
Photo for article LK Shields Highly Ranked by Chambers Global 2021

LK Shields Highly Ranked by Chambers Global 2021

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

Photo for article Brexit: Energy and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Brexit: Energy and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

by Philip Daly
Photo for article New Corporate Restructuring Process for Small Companies:  Public Consultation

New Corporate Restructuring Process for Small Companies:  Public Consultation

by Jill Callanan, Ruairí Mulrean, Redmond Arigho
Photo for article Link Group / Pepper Abandon Merger

Link Group / Pepper Abandon Merger

Link Group has informed the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) that it has decided not to proceed with acquiring...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors LLP Announces Partner Promotion

LK Shields Solicitors LLP Announces Partner Promotion

Cathal Hester has been promoted to Partner in the Commercial Property Team. Cathal Hester is a key member of the...

Photo for article Deals Roundup 2020

Deals Roundup 2020

The past twelve months have been an unprecedented time for businesses operating in every sector, nationally and internationally.  Despite...

Photo for article Randridge Holdings Limited Acquires Don O’Malley & Partners Limited

Randridge Holdings Limited Acquires Don O’Malley & Partners Limited

LK Shields acted as legal advisors to Randridge Holdings Limited in its recent acquisition of consulting engineering firm Don O...

Photo for article CCPC Rejects Banking JV Mergers Notification

CCPC Rejects Banking JV Mergers Notification

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Will Pub Cash Registers be Ringing again following FBD Insurance Decision?

Will Pub Cash Registers be Ringing again following FBD Insurance Decision?

Publicans land victory in FBD business interruption insurance judgment, but the parties may be heading for the Court of...

Photo for article Remote Work – What to Expect in the Next 12 Months

Remote Work – What to Expect in the Next 12 Months

by Jennifer O’Neill, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Irish High Court backs Construction Adjudication

Irish High Court backs Construction Adjudication

In a recent High Court decision in Gravity Construction Limited v Total Highway Maintenance, Mr Justice Garrett Simons granted an...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - February 2021

Compliance Agenda - February 2021

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Register of Beneficial Ownership for ICAVs, Credit Unions and Unit Trusts

Register of Beneficial Ownership for ICAVs, Credit Unions and Unit Trusts

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

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Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

by Elaine Hughes, Colm Hanley, Liam Boyle
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CRO Updates - New Online Portal and Filing Extensions

CRO – New Online Filing Portal The CRO launched the new CORE online filing portal on 16 December 2020.  It...

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Brexit – Compliance Updates

UK Resident Directors The Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020.  Following the expiration of the transition period, UK resident...

Photo for article Tenzing Private Equity LLP Invests in MetaCompliance Ireland Limited

Tenzing Private Equity LLP Invests in MetaCompliance Ireland Limited

LK Shields was delighted to act for Tenzing Private Equity LLP in its investment in MetaCompliance Ireland Limited, being...

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Erisbeg partners with Chris Mee Group

LK Shields was delighted to act for Erisbeg in its investment in the Chris Mee Group, Ireland’s...

Photo for article UK CVAs May Not Necessarily Apply in Ireland

UK CVAs May Not Necessarily Apply in Ireland

by Redmond Arigho, Jill Callanan, Clair Cassidy
Photo for article What does the Climate Action Bill mean for Irish Businesses and Investors?

What does the Climate Action Bill mean for Irish Businesses and Investors?

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Irish Construction Adjudication Update

Irish Construction Adjudication Update

by Richard Curran, Seanna Mulrean, Philip Daly, Jamie Ritchie, Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Irish Funds: SFDR Compliance Publication

Irish Funds: SFDR Compliance Publication

by Adrian Mulryan, David Williams, Trevor Dolan, David Naughton, Garry Wynne, Ruby McEntegart
Photo for article Post-Brexit Transition – What now for data transfers to the UK?

Post-Brexit Transition – What now for data transfers to the UK?

by Robert Haniver
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 ...

Photo for article Written submissions in civil proceedings to be made accessible to the public

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

by Katie Linden
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...

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