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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
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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, Barra Lysaght
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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
Photo for article Good News in the Budget for Solar Energy

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 Sean Power
Photo for article Dates and Deadlines for your Corporate Diary

Dates and Deadlines for your Corporate Diary

by Sean Power
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, Barra Lysaght
Photo for article LK Shields hire former Barrister  to join their Employment team

LK Shields hire former Barrister to join their Employment team

Corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed Barra Lysaght as an Associate Solicitor in their Employment, Pensions and...

Photo for article Correcting CRO Filing Errors

Correcting CRO Filing Errors

by Sean Power
Photo for article What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

by Sean Power
Photo for article December 2016 Financial Statements – Filing Deadline is Almost Upon You!

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

by Sean Power
Photo for article Annual Returns Peak Calendar Month

Annual Returns Peak Calendar Month

by Sean Power
Photo for article Email Privacy in the Workplace

Email Privacy in the Workplace

by Jeanne Kelly, Jennifer O’Neill
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 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 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...

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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With less than a year until the GDPR comes into effect, now is the time for your organisation to take...

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 Sean Power
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 Sean Power
Photo for article Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - Key Points

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - Key Points

by Sean Power
Photo for article Beneficial Ownership Register

Beneficial Ownership Register

by Sean Power
Photo for article Best Practice for Drafting Minutes

Best Practice for Drafting Minutes

by Sean Power
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 Sean Power
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...

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Legal 500 2017

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...