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Photo for article Background and Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

Background and Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly, Catherine Walsh
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GDPR Guidelines

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article Privacy by Design and by Default

Privacy by Design and by Default

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article Expanded Reach: Territorial Scope Of The General Data Protection Regulation

Expanded Reach: Territorial Scope Of The General Data Protection Regulation

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article The GDPR in the Employment Context

The GDPR in the Employment Context

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article Enforcement and Remedies under the GDPR

Enforcement and Remedies under the GDPR

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article Investigative Powers of the Data Protection Commissioner

Investigative Powers of the Data Protection Commissioner

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article The General Court to Re-examine Intel’s €1.06 Billion Antitrust Fine

The General Court to Re-examine Intel’s €1.06 Billion Antitrust Fine

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Is The Commercial Context Relevant When Interpreting Contracts?

Is The Commercial Context Relevant When Interpreting Contracts?

by James Byrne, Jennifer McGuire
Photo for article Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s Annual Report for 2016

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’s Annual Report for 2016

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Email Privacy in the Workplace

Email Privacy in the Workplace

by Jeanne Kelly, Jennifer O’Neill
Photo for article PRIIPS: What You Need To Know

PRIIPS: What You Need To Know

by David Williams, Eimear O’Flynn
Photo for article The New Subsidy Regime for Renewables in Ireland: A First Glimpse

The New Subsidy Regime for Renewables in Ireland: A First Glimpse

On Monday 4 September, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (the Department) formally announced the commencement of a &ldquo...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy Partner

LK Shields Welcomes New Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy Partner

Corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed Jeanne Kelly as a partner in their Intellectual Property, Technology and...

Photo for article Odysseus Invests €3 Million into Grid Finance

Odysseus Invests €3 Million into Grid Finance

We were delighted to advise Odysseus Investments on its €3 million equity investment into Grid Finance, the largest P2P...

12 Oct 2017
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Seminar: Are you Ready for GDPR?

LK Shields are partnering with leading IT Providers, tec support, in hosting this seminar to address the legal...

Photo for article Shining a Light on the Future of Solar Energy in Ireland

Shining a Light on the Future of Solar Energy in Ireland

by David Brangam, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Fire Legislation and Regulations for Apartments

Fire Legislation and Regulations for Apartments

by Seanna Mulrean, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Rachel Lee joins our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department

Rachel Lee joins our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Lee to our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Rachel joins the department as an...

Photo for article Pauline Taaffe admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Pauline Taaffe admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Congratulations to Pauline Taaffe, Associate Solicitor at LK Shields, who was recently admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute...

Photo for article Kantar Media’s Acquisition of Newsaccess Cleared by the CCPC

Kantar Media’s Acquisition of Newsaccess Cleared by the CCPC

The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has cleared the proposed sale of Newsaccess to Kantar Media, following an...

Photo for article Acquisition of PPS Group LLC by Designer Group

Acquisition of PPS Group LLC by Designer Group

We acted for Designer Group in the purchase of the business and assets of Missouri based engineering company, PPS Group...

Photo for article MiFID II: Publication of the Irish Regulations

MiFID II: Publication of the Irish Regulations

by Eimear O’Flynn, Damien Barnaville
Photo for article Oasis Acquired By Montagu Private Equity

Oasis Acquired By Montagu Private Equity

LK Shields Solicitors advised the shareholders of Offsite Archive Storage and Integrated Services Holdings Limited (OASIS) on the sale of...

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Photo for article €750,000 Investment in Startup WIA Technologies from Suir Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland

€750,000 Investment in Startup WIA Technologies from Suir Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland

IoT startup Wia Technologies Limited has raised €750,000 in funding from Suir Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland.   We acted...

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Procurement Law Update

by Seanna Mulrean, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Ireland Pledges €78m in bid to host the European Medicines Agency

Ireland Pledges €78m in bid to host the European Medicines Agency

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Limited Partnership Structures

Limited Partnership Structures

by Trevor Dolan, David Williams
Photo for article LK Shields Announces Partner Promotion

LK Shields Announces Partner Promotion

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has promoted a valued associate to partner level.  Ciara O'Kennedy...

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 Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly, Catherine Walsh, 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