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13 Jun 2018
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Trade Secrets Directive (In House Counsel CPD Seminar) Galway Office

Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly will provide an interesting and topical presentation tailored for general counsel on the impending EU...

Photo for article Rejecting Settlement Offers Led to an Adverse Costs Award

Rejecting Settlement Offers Led to an Adverse Costs Award

by Sean Barrett, Shane Neville
Photo for article Altice Fined €124.5 million for “Gun Jumping”

Altice Fined €124.5 million for “Gun Jumping”

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Trade Secrets – Retailers don’t get left on the shelf!

Trade Secrets – Retailers don’t get left on the shelf!

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article GDPR: Key Steps for Employers

GDPR: Key Steps for Employers

by Aoife Bradley, Jennifer O’Neill
Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy Solicitor

LK Shields Welcomes New Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy Solicitor

We are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitor Robert Haniver to our Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy team. Robert advises...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 February 2018 – 19 April 2018

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 February 2018 – 19 April 2018

by Aoife Bradley, Roisin Lawler
Photo for article New Geo-Blocking Regulations - What Are The Implications?

New Geo-Blocking Regulations - What Are The Implications?

by Aideen Burke
Photo for article Irish Immigration Law: A Review of Recent Developments

Irish Immigration Law: A Review of Recent Developments

by Jennifer O’Neill, Aoife Bradley
01 Jun 2018
Photo to illustrate article LK Shields Construction Forum June 2018.
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LK Shields Construction Forum June 2018

This free morning briefing is designed to give delegates an insight into the topical legal issues facing contractors who are...

Photo for article Commercial Property Associates Cathal Hester and Sharon Pennick join our Galway office

Commercial Property Associates Cathal Hester and Sharon Pennick join our Galway office

We are delighted to welcome two new associate solicitors to our recently opened Galway office. Cathal Hester Cathal Hester joins...

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Legal 500 2018

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

Photo for article There may be Costs Consequences for Failing to Comply with a New High Court Practice Direction

There may be Costs Consequences for Failing to Comply with a New High Court Practice Direction

by Grace Toher, Shane Neville
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Changes on the way for the Central Bank’s IF Annual Sub-Fund Profile Return

The Central Bank has updated the IF Annual Sub-Fund Profile Form and will be implementing changes to the annual filing...

Intellectual Property

The Trade Secrets Directive aims to protect innovation and development by simplifying the laws governing trade secrets. Learn more by watching this short video.

Photo for article Acquisition of Ardmore Lodge care home by CareChoice Group

Acquisition of Ardmore Lodge care home by CareChoice Group

We were delighted to advise CareChoice Group, one of Ireland’s leading nursing home operators, on its acquisition of...

Photo for article Courts May Extend the Duration of a Bankruptcy: A Review of some Recent Cases

Courts May Extend the Duration of a Bankruptcy: A Review of some Recent Cases

by Grace Toher, Jennifer Clarke
Photo for article LK Shields advise Seabased AB on West African 100MW Wave Power Plant

LK Shields advise Seabased AB on West African 100MW Wave Power Plant

Our Projects, Construction and Energy team were delighted to act exclusively for Swedish company Seabased AB (the global market leader...

Photo for article Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology: A Discussion Paper from the Department of Finance

Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology: A Discussion Paper from the Department of Finance

by Damien Barnaville
Photo for article Financial Services: Key Dates for 2018

Financial Services: Key Dates for 2018

by Trevor Dolan, Eamon Lyons
Photo for article Project Ireland 2040 - Infographic

Project Ireland 2040 - Infographic

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article ECJ Ruling on Joint Ventures and Merger Control: Reversal of Years of Practice

ECJ Ruling on Joint Ventures and Merger Control: Reversal of Years of Practice

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article UPS Sues European Commission for Blocking its TNT bid

UPS Sues European Commission for Blocking its TNT bid

by Marco Hickey
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Chambers Europe 2018

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

Photo for article Data Protection Commissioner Publishes 2017 Annual Report

Data Protection Commissioner Publishes 2017 Annual Report

by Jeanne Kelly, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Court Rejects Claim to Litigation Privilege by Non-party

Court Rejects Claim to Litigation Privilege by Non-party

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Tánaiste Highlights Growing Importance of French Relationship in Context of Brexit

Tánaiste Highlights Growing Importance of French Relationship in Context of Brexit

At the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce business lunch Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD comments focused specifically on Brexit...

Photo for article Project Ireland 2040 – Future Proofing Ireland

Project Ireland 2040 – Future Proofing Ireland

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Atlantic Bridge leads $30m round for DecaWave

Atlantic Bridge leads $30m round for DecaWave

We were delighted to act for Atlantic Bridge and the China Ireland Growth Technology Fund in relation to their investment...

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Chambers Global 2018

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

Photo for article Office Romances – Employers Beware

Office Romances – Employers Beware

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Prize

LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Prize

On 10 February 2018, the Inaugural LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Prize at NUI Galway was awarded to graduate Shannon Fahy, who...

Photo for article Legal Professional Privilege and the Data Protection Bill 2018

Legal Professional Privilege and the Data Protection Bill 2018

by Muireann Granville, Jeanne Kelly, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Insurer Pays Plaintiff’s Costs up to date of Repudiation

Insurer Pays Plaintiff’s Costs up to date of Repudiation

Following the denial of cover by an insurer, the High Court in Ireland granted an insurer-appointed defence solicitor firm liberty...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 16 December 2017 – 31 January 2018

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 16 December 2017 – 31 January 2018

by Aoife Bradley
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GDPR and Employee Data

by Peter Bolger
Photo for article EU Court Defines Boundaries for Cloud-Based Services that Provide Access to Recorded TV Programmes

EU Court Defines Boundaries for Cloud-Based Services that Provide Access to Recorded TV Programmes

by Aideen Burke, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article World Trademark Review 2018

World Trademark Review 2018

The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of the World Trademark Review 1000.  The WTR 1000 guide serves...

Photo for article The International Skating Union found to have Infringed EU Competition Rules

The International Skating Union found to have Infringed EU Competition Rules

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - February 2018

Compliance Agenda - February 2018

by Ruairí Mulrean, Karen Finneran, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Dates for your Corporate Diary

Dates for your Corporate Diary

by Liam Boyle
Photo for article Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

by Liam Boyle
Photo for article Launch of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership

Launch of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership

by Karen Finneran, David Brangam
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GDPR

by Peter Bolger
Photo for article Disqualification of Directors of Dissolved Companies

Disqualification of Directors of Dissolved Companies

by Karen Finneran
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Trade Secrets

The Trade Secrets Directive aims to protect innovation and development by simplifying the laws governing trade secrets.

Photo for article LK Shields Announces New Head of Corporate and Commercial

LK Shields Announces New Head of Corporate and Commercial

LK Shields has announced a leadership change with the promotion of Richard Curran to Head of the firm’s...

Photo for article Workplace Relations Commission Publishes Code of Practice on Longer Working

Workplace Relations Commission Publishes Code of Practice on Longer Working

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Fixed Term Workers, Non-Discrimination, and Compensation on the Termination of Employment

Fixed Term Workers, Non-Discrimination, and Compensation on the Termination of Employment

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article New Court Rules to facilitate the Mediation Act 2017

New Court Rules to facilitate the Mediation Act 2017

by Sean Barrett, Amy Bradley
Photo for article Small Payment Institutions and Ireland

Small Payment Institutions and Ireland

by Damien Barnaville
Photo for article Are you up to speed? Broadband-related Regulations relevant to the Construction Industry

Are you up to speed? Broadband-related Regulations relevant to the Construction Industry

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article LK Shields Announces New Partner Promotion

LK Shields Announces New Partner Promotion

Leading law firm LK Shields has promoted David Brangam to Partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department. ...

Photo for article The CJEU’s Coty Ruling on Online Sale of Luxury Goods

The CJEU’s Coty Ruling on Online Sale of Luxury Goods

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Ireland’s new “Support for Renewable Heat Scheme”

Ireland’s new “Support for Renewable Heat Scheme”

Details of how the national support scheme for renewable heat (the “Scheme”) will operate were announced by the...

Photo for article Beneficial Ownerships - Recent EU & Irish Developments

Beneficial Ownerships - Recent EU & Irish Developments

by Damien Barnaville, David Brangam
Photo for article Sale of Goulding Chemical’s Industrial Chemicals Division

Sale of Goulding Chemical’s Industrial Chemicals Division

We were delighted to advise Origin Enterprises plc on the sale of the industrial chemicals division of Goulding Chemicals to...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 November – 15 December 2017

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 November – 15 December 2017

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Acquisition of Knightsbridge Care Village by Carechoice

Acquisition of Knightsbridge Care Village by Carechoice

We were delighted to advise CareChoice, one of Ireland’s leading nursing home operators, on its acquisition of the...

Photo for article Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

by Emmet Scully
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Investing in Ireland

A guide to foreign direct investment in Ireland.

Photo for article Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass - 12th February

Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass - 12th February

This Adjudication Practice and Procedure Masterclass training seminar will prepare construction professionals to meet the challenges of adjudication in Ireland,...

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Muireann Granville Awarded 1st Prize in the Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Sports Law

Congratulations to Muireann Granville of our Sports Law Unit  received the first prize award in the Law Society...

Photo for article Dwellworks Acquires Irish Relocation Services Group of Companies

Dwellworks Acquires Irish Relocation Services Group of Companies

We acted for Dwellworks LLC, a business to business provider of services to the global corporate mobility/relocation industry, in...

Photo for article Infrastructure Update: PIN issued for Irish Social Housing PPP Bundle 2

Infrastructure Update: PIN issued for Irish Social Housing PPP Bundle 2

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) issued last week a prior information notice (PIN) of its intention to procure by...

Photo for article Sale of Swan Plant Hire to Loxam Group

Sale of Swan Plant Hire to Loxam Group

We acted for the Vendors in the sale of Swan Plant Hire, the Irish construction equipment rental company, to the...

Photo for article Schrems II: Validity of SCCs referred to the CJEU

Schrems II: Validity of SCCs referred to the CJEU

by Peter Bolger
Photo for article Construction Contracts Update: New 2017 Editions of the RIAI Contracts

Construction Contracts Update: New 2017 Editions of the RIAI Contracts

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article New Rules on Serving Proceedings Introduced

New Rules on Serving Proceedings Introduced

New rules relating to the service of proceedings have been introduced. The new rules provide that the parties to proceedings...

Photo for article Checklist for Establishing a Business in Ireland

Checklist for Establishing a Business in Ireland

by Emmet Scully, Jennifer McGuire, Aoife Bradley, Peter Bolger, Clair Cassidy, David Williams, Marco Hickey
Photo for article Black Friday and Cyber Monday - 8 Legal Tips

Black Friday and Cyber Monday - 8 Legal Tips

by Jeanne Kelly, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Confidentiality Rings: Protecting Trade Secrets and Sensitive Information in Litigation

Confidentiality Rings: Protecting Trade Secrets and Sensitive Information in Litigation

by Muireann Granville
Photo for article Uber Loses Appeal - UK Employment Appeals Tribunal Confirms that Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

Uber Loses Appeal - UK Employment Appeals Tribunal Confirms that Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

by Ciara O’Kennedy
Technology and Data Privacy

Watch a short introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation, which will enter into force on the 25 May 2018.

Photo for article Irish Supreme Court Provides Clarity on the Statute of Limitations in a Property Damage Claim

Irish Supreme Court Provides Clarity on the Statute of Limitations in a Property Damage Claim

by Shane Neville
Photo for article Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill

Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger
Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 – 31 October 2017

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 – 31 October 2017

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Mediation Act 2017

Mediation Act 2017

by Sean Barrett, Amy Bradley
Photo for article Estate Agent Not Liable for Inaccuracies in a Brochure: A Landmark Supreme Court Decision

Estate Agent Not Liable for Inaccuracies in a Brochure: A Landmark Supreme Court Decision

by Sean Barrett, Shane Neville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Independent Newspapers establishes joint venture with Caltray Limited

Independent Newspapers establishes joint venture with Caltray Limited

We were delighted to act for Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited on the establishment of a joint venture, Offscript Studios...

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Limited Partnership Structure

Work continues on the planned overhaul of the Limited Partnership Structure in Ireland. The Irish Government continues its work to...

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 LK Shields Opens Office in Galway

LK Shields Opens Office in Galway

In this, our thirtieth year in business we are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in the...

Photo for article New Legally Binding Terms of Employment for Workers in the Construction Sector

New Legally Binding Terms of Employment for Workers in the Construction Sector

The Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017, which was signed into law on 19 October 2017, fixes statutory minimum pay, unsocial hours’...

Photo for article Solicitors’ Bank Accounts: Cybercrime and Insurance

Solicitors’ Bank Accounts: Cybercrime and Insurance

by Shane Neville
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Good News in the Budget for Solar Energy

On Budget Day, 10 October 2017, the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform made an announcement that was welcome news for...

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Legal Professional Privilege

by Michael Kavanagh, Muireann Granville
Photo for article Keeping SMEs Competitive - Budget 2018

Keeping SMEs Competitive - Budget 2018

Introduction Minister for Finance Paschal O’Donohoe announced the introduction of the Key Employee Engagement Programme (“KEEP”)...

Photo for article Irish High Court Will Refer Data Protection Case to the EU Court

Irish High Court Will Refer Data Protection Case to the EU Court

by Jeanne Kelly, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - October 2017

Compliance Agenda - October 2017

by Ruairí Mulrean, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran
Photo for article Dates and Deadlines for your Corporate Diary

Dates and Deadlines for your Corporate Diary

by Karen Finneran
Photo for article Meet the Adjudicator: LK Shields Interviews Construction Adjudicator Niall Lawless

Meet the Adjudicator: LK Shields Interviews Construction Adjudicator Niall Lawless

by Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Government Accelerates Introduction of Legislation on Zero Hours Contracts

Government Accelerates Introduction of Legislation on Zero Hours Contracts

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Correcting CRO Filing Errors

Correcting CRO Filing Errors

by Karen Finneran, Liam Boyle
Photo for article What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

by Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran
Photo for article December 2016 Financial Statements – Filing Deadline is Almost Upon You!

December 2016 Financial Statements – Filing Deadline is Almost Upon You!

by Karen Finneran, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Annual Returns Peak Calendar Month

Annual Returns Peak Calendar Month

by Karen Finneran
Photo for article Email Privacy in the Workplace

Email Privacy in the Workplace

by Jeanne Kelly, Jennifer O’Neill
Photo for article Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article Step-by-Step Guide to GDPR

Step-by-Step Guide to GDPR

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly

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