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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 Deirdre Kilroy
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 Sarah Lyons
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 Deirdre Kilroy
Photo for article The Conversion Deadline Has Passed ... What’s Next?

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

by Alan Browning, James Gallagher
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, Sarah Lyons
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At LK Shields we have extensive experience in advising start up and early stage companies.

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 Deirdre Kilroy
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
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Investing in Ireland

by Emmet Scully, Deirdre Kilroy, Marco Hickey, David Williams, Aoife Bradley, Clair Cassidy
Photo for article Commission Fines Big Banks:  A Cartel Rigging Euribor Rates

Commission Fines Big Banks:  A Cartel Rigging Euribor Rates

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Beneficial Ownership - Newstalk Business Breakfast

Beneficial Ownership - Newstalk Business Breakfast

David Brangam appears on Newstalk Business Breakfast David Brangam of our Corporate and Commercial Department appeared live on Newstalk...

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
Photo for article Acquisition by H&K Distribution Limited of LAUK Lighting Limited

Acquisition by H&K Distribution Limited of LAUK Lighting Limited

We are delighted to have assisted H&K Distribution Limited in the acquisition of LAUK Lighting Limited, one of...

Photo for article Taking Ownership – New rules for Irish companies

Taking Ownership – New rules for Irish companies

by Damien Barnaville
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Our lawyers are on hand to assist in navigating through the current international uncertainty.

Photo for article Parliamentary Approval Required for Brexit

Parliamentary Approval Required for Brexit

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article European Court clears the path for staggered renewals of trade marks

European Court clears the path for staggered renewals of trade marks

by Deirdre Kilroy
Photo for article Sale of John Kelly Fuels Northern Ireland coal and retail business to CPL Fuels Ireland Limited

Sale of John Kelly Fuels Northern Ireland coal and retail business to CPL Fuels Ireland Limited

We acted for John Kelly Fuels (Ireland), a member of the Tedcastles group, in its sale of its Northern Ireland...

Photo for article EuVECA and EuSEF Regulation amendments making their way through the European Parliamentary Process

EuVECA and EuSEF Regulation amendments making their way through the European Parliamentary Process

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Share Based Remuneration:  Budget 2017 and Beyond

Share Based Remuneration:  Budget 2017 and Beyond

by Gillian Dully
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David Williams listed as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets and Financial Services Regulatory.

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Gerry Halpenny listed as a Leading Lawyer for M&A and Private Equity.

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Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency.

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Recommended for Corporate and M&A.

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Recommended for Investment Funds.

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Recommended for Capital Markets.

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Recommended for Banking.

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Photo for article Conversion Under The Companies Act 2014: Time Is Running Out

Conversion Under The Companies Act 2014: Time Is Running Out

by Alan Browning
Photo for article Sale of MPSTOR to Sanmina Corporation

Sale of MPSTOR to Sanmina Corporation

We advised Kernel Capital in relation to the sale of MPSTOR Limited to Sanmina Corporation for a purchase price of...

Photo for article Brexit: What will it mean for Ireland’s energy market?

Brexit: What will it mean for Ireland’s energy market?

by Philip Daly
Photo for article “Hard” Brexit and Competition Law

“Hard” Brexit and Competition Law

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Businesses must be extra vigilant about internet infringement after EU court rulings

Businesses must be extra vigilant about internet infringement after EU court rulings

by Deirdre Kilroy
Photo for article Brexit - Potential Employment Law Issues for Irish Employers

Brexit - Potential Employment Law Issues for Irish Employers

by Susan Battye
Photo for article Getting the Deal Done - Mergers & Acquisitions and the Effect on Share Schemes

Getting the Deal Done - Mergers & Acquisitions and the Effect on Share Schemes

by Gillian Dully
Photo for article Enforcing Bad Leaver Provisions

Enforcing Bad Leaver Provisions

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Inflexion acquires majority interests in Group IMD

Inflexion acquires majority interests in Group IMD

Inflexion has acquired majority interests in Group IMD, a market leading technology business and cloud-based provider of distribution workflow...

Photo for article European Commission Shifts its Competition Focus to Local Companies

European Commission Shifts its Competition Focus to Local Companies

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article How do the Competition Rules Apply to Sports Governing Bodies?

How do the Competition Rules Apply to Sports Governing Bodies?

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Price Signalling in Competition Law

Price Signalling in Competition Law

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Irish Securitisations With Financial Assets Deriving Their Value From Irish Property

Irish Securitisations With Financial Assets Deriving Their Value From Irish Property

by Liam Carney, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article New Rules of the Superior Courts

New Rules of the Superior Courts

by Elizabeth Mara
Photo for article Legal issues arising from Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Legal issues arising from Rio 2016 Olympic Games

by Muireann Granville, Deirdre Kilroy, Marco Hickey, Jennifer Clarke
Photo for article Apple and Cartels: The European Commission Tightens the Reins

Apple and Cartels: The European Commission Tightens the Reins

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Companies Act 2014:  Change of Name Requirements

Companies Act 2014:  Change of Name Requirements

by Alan Browning, Dawn Byrne
Photo for article The Practical Implications of MiFID II: Reporting and Records - Additional Obligations

The Practical Implications of MiFID II: Reporting and Records - Additional Obligations

by Damien Barnaville, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article Cyber Security Threats: Implications for Irish Fund Boards and Managers

Cyber Security Threats: Implications for Irish Fund Boards and Managers

by Daragh O’Malley
Photo for article Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 – New Rules on Non-Filing Structures

Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 – New Rules on Non-Filing Structures

by Ruairí Mulrean, Gabriel McGuinness
Photo for article Analysis of UK case on restrictive covenants suggests regular reviews needed

Analysis of UK case on restrictive covenants suggests regular reviews needed

by Susan Battye
Photo for article The European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016

The European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016

by Jennifer O’Neill
Photo for article Truck manufacturers fined a record €2.93 billion for cartel activity by the European Commission

Truck manufacturers fined a record €2.93 billion for cartel activity by the European Commission

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article The Practical Implications of MiFID II: Third Country Firms

The Practical Implications of MiFID II: Third Country Firms

by Damien Barnaville, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article Corporate Restructurings and the New Merger Regime under The Companies Act 2014

Corporate Restructurings and the New Merger Regime under The Companies Act 2014

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Legal and Regulatory Update July 2016

Legal and Regulatory Update July 2016

by Sarah Lyons
Photo for article Sale of the entire issued share capital of PSG Communications Limited to Teneo Strategy

Sale of the entire issued share capital of PSG Communications Limited to Teneo Strategy

We acted for the shareholders of PSG Communications Limited in the sale of the entire issued share capital of the...

Photo for article Budget 2017 and the possibility of a more Tax Efficient Share-Based Remuneration System

Budget 2017 and the possibility of a more Tax Efficient Share-Based Remuneration System

by Gillian Dully