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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...

Photo for article Annual Return Filing Deadline:  25 November 2021

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...

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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 Sure Valley Ventures Participates in the Series B Round of WAM Group Limited t/a Admix

Sure Valley Ventures Participates in the Series B Round of WAM Group Limited t/a Admix

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Sure Valley Ventures in connection with their participation in the Series...

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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...

Photo for article New Restrictions on Alcohol Advertising during Sporting Events

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. ...

Photo for article JV Between Swen Impact Fund for Transition and Rika Biofuels

JV Between Swen Impact Fund for Transition and Rika Biofuels

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act in the creation and negotiation of the terms of a joint...

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Mosaic Ventures

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Mosaic Ventures in its participation in the investment round of...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes Patricia Kelly

LK Shields Welcomes Patricia Kelly

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

Photo for article Gowan Group Agrees to Acquire FCA Ireland

Gowan Group Agrees to Acquire FCA Ireland

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for the Gowan Group in their agreement to acquire FCA Ireland. ...

Photo for article Mina Dawood joins our Financial Services Team

Mina Dawood joins our Financial Services Team

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to welcome Mina Dawood to our Financial Services team as an associate solicitor. ...

Photo for article Kristofer O’Shea joins our Corporate and Commercial Team

Kristofer O’Shea joins our Corporate and Commercial Team

LK Shields Solicitors LLP is delighted to welcome Kristofer O'Shea to our Corporate and Commercial team. Kristofer joins...

Photo for article Shard Capital Buys 50 percent Shareholding in Omnium

Shard Capital Buys 50 percent Shareholding in Omnium

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for Shard Capital, a London wealth management firm, in its agreement...

Photo for article Clondalkin Building Providers Acquire KCR Builders Providers

Clondalkin Building Providers Acquire KCR Builders Providers

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to advise the owner on the recent sale of his family business KCR Builders...

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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In this webinar, Jill Callanan from LK Shields Solicitors and Brendan O'Donoghue from RBK Chartered Accountants examine the detail of the legislation, together with the...

Photo for article Merger Activity and Regulation in Ireland in 2020:  CCPC Annual Report

Merger Activity and Regulation in Ireland in 2020:  CCPC Annual Report

The CCPC has published its 2020 Annual Report which contains a summary of its merger control activities for the year. The...

Photo for article Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR)

Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR)

by Garry Wynne, Aoife Bradley, Colin Gannon
Photo for article Evolution Acquires Transigo Limited t/a Digiwheel

Evolution Acquires Transigo Limited t/a Digiwheel

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to assist Evolution as Irish counsel in its acquisition of Transigo...

Photo for article High Court Refuses Winding up Petition for Non-Payment of Rent

High Court Refuses Winding up Petition for Non-Payment of Rent

The High Court recently refused a winding up petition brought by a landlord against a tenant company that had not...

Photo for article Stamp Duty on Acquisitions of Residential Property - New Revenue Guidance

Stamp Duty on Acquisitions of Residential Property - New Revenue Guidance

On 19 May 2021 a higher 10% rate of stamp duty was introduced on the acquisition of certain residential property which rate applies...

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RED C Joins Business Post Group

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to act for the Sellers in the sale of the Red C Group...

22 Sep 2021
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SCARP – a more efficient rescue process for SMEs

The Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021 was signed into law on 22 July 2021, giving life to a...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitors Daniel Faulkner and Colin Gannon

LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitors Daniel Faulkner and Colin Gannon

LK Shields Solicitors is delighted to welcome Associate Solicitors Daniel Faulkner and Colin Gannon to the firm.  ...

Photo for article Sure Valley Ventures Invests in Ambisense Limited

Sure Valley Ventures Invests in Ambisense Limited

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

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Construction Contracts and Payment Disputes

High Court Enforcement of an Adjudicator’s Decision. Principal Construction Limited v Beneavin Contractors Limited, 16 July 2021 In the recent...

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Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021

The long-awaited Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 was signed into law by the President in mid-July 2021.  The Act, which...

Photo for article RBO Annual Report 2020:  Register of Beneficial Ownership

RBO Annual Report 2020:  Register of Beneficial Ownership

The Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (RBO) has published its annual report for 2020...

Photo for article Central Bank of Ireland’s Preliminary View on AIFs Investing in Crypto

Central Bank of Ireland’s Preliminary View on AIFs Investing in Crypto

On 29 July 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) released the 40th edition of its AIFMD Questions & Answers, which outlines...

Photo for article Virtual Voice Assistants: Data Protection Guidance Published

Virtual Voice Assistants: Data Protection Guidance Published

Guidelines on Virtual Voice Assistants have been published by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). A virtual voice assistant (VVA)...

11 Aug 2021
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Subsidiary Governance: The HQ Challenge

This event is hosted by the Corporate Governance Institute. This webinar will be presented by Ruairí Mulrean ...

Photo for article ECA International Acquires Majority Stake in Global Tracker

ECA International Acquires Majority Stake in Global Tracker

LK Shields is delighted to have assisted as Irish counsel to ECA International in its acquisition of a majority stake...

Photo for article Anti-money Laundering: New Package of Measures Announced by European Commission

Anti-money Laundering: New Package of Measures Announced by European Commission

by Adrian Mulryan, David Williams, Trevor Dolan, David Naughton, Garry Wynne, Katrina Smyth
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Connecting People and Technology Limited

LK Shields Solicitors LLP was delighted to have acted for the shareholders of Connecting People and Technology Limited in...

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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....

Photo for article Open for Business?  Indoor Dining, Drinks and Hospitality

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
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...

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

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...

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

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 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
Photo to illustrate article Galway Chamber in Conversation with… Leo Varadkar, An Tánaiste, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and Leader of Fine Gael.
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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 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 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...

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...

Photo for article Skellville Enterprises Limited (trading as SF Engineering)

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 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 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 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...

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
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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,...

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