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Photo for article Acquisition by Brink’s of AIB’s non-branch ATM Network

Acquisition by Brink’s of AIB’s non-branch ATM Network

LK Shields acted for Brink’s ATM Services Limited, an Irish subsidiary of the Nasdaq listed The Brink&rsquo...

24 Mar 2020
Photo to illustrate article The Role of Directors in Distributions, Loans and Capital.
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The Role of Directors in Distributions, Loans and Capital

Please join us at the ICSA Ireland breakfast seminar where LK Shields' Ruairí Mulrean and Elaine Hughes will...

Photo for article Irish Companies take note: Failure to file beneficial ownership details is a prosecutable offence

Irish Companies take note: Failure to file beneficial ownership details is a prosecutable offence

by James Carolan, Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Warranty and Indemnity Insurance

Warranty and Indemnity Insurance

by Lester Sosa-Villatoro
Photo for article Corporate Governance in 2020: A look at the year ahead for Irish Companies

Corporate Governance in 2020: A look at the year ahead for Irish Companies

by Liam Boyle, Elaine Hughes, James Carolan
Photo for article Peter Bolger Retains Gold Tier Status in the 2020 Edition of WTR 1000

Peter Bolger Retains Gold Tier Status in the 2020 Edition of WTR 1000

Peter Bolger, Head of LK Shields' Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy team, has retained his gold tier status...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes Associate Solicitors Emma Creaven and Aisling Monahan

LK Shields Welcomes Associate Solicitors Emma Creaven and Aisling Monahan

We are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitors Emma Creaven and Aisling Monahan to the firm. Emma Creaven joins our Corporate...

Photo for article Ireland: Employee Incentives — LK Shields Contribution to The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide

Ireland: Employee Incentives — LK Shields Contribution to The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide

We are pleased to announce the publication of the “Ireland: Employee Incentives” chapter of The Legal 500 Employee Incentives...

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Photo for article LK Shields Ranked in Chambers Global 2020

LK Shields Ranked in Chambers Global 2020

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

Photo for article Brexit and Board Composition – Irish Companies

Brexit and Board Composition – Irish Companies

by Liam Boyle, Elaine Hughes, James Carolan
Photo for article New Partnership Regulations: does your partnership need to take action?

New Partnership Regulations: does your partnership need to take action?

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Limited Companies in Ireland – have you held your Annual General Meeting?

Limited Companies in Ireland – have you held your Annual General Meeting?

by James Carolan, Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Is your Company Secretarial Function fit for the future?

Is your Company Secretarial Function fit for the future?

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Partner Peter Bolger named in WIPR Leaders 2020

Partner Peter Bolger named in WIPR Leaders 2020

We are delighted to announce that Peter Bolger, Head of our market-leading Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy team, has...

Photo for article A Mandatory Construction Register — Three Years On

A Mandatory Construction Register — Three Years On

by Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Involuntarily struck off, can I bring my company back to life?

Involuntarily struck off, can I bring my company back to life?

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes Three Newly Qualified Associate Solicitors

LK Shields Welcomes Three Newly Qualified Associate Solicitors

Congratulations to our three newly qualified Associate Solicitors. We wish them every success in their careers at LK Shields. Alice...

Photo for article Small Win for Product Promotions, But No Giveaways

Small Win for Product Promotions, But No Giveaways

by Robert Haniver, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Compliance Agenda — January 2020

Compliance Agenda — January 2020

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Restraint of Trade Clauses — What Now After the Ryanair Decision?

Restraint of Trade Clauses — What Now After the Ryanair Decision?

by Aoife Bradley, Einde O’Donnell
Photo for article LK Shields Ranked Among Ireland’s Top 10 Firms by Mergermarket

LK Shields Ranked Among Ireland’s Top 10 Firms by Mergermarket

LK Shields has again been ranked among Ireland’s Top 10 Law Firms in the Mergermarket 2019 league table. Mergermarket, the...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitor Paul Dineen

LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitor Paul Dineen

We are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitor Paul Dineen to the firm.  Paul joins our Corporate and Commercial team....

Photo for article LK Shields supports Galway 2020

LK Shields supports Galway 2020

LK Shields is delighted to support this momentous cultural event as part of our CSR programme. Galway 2020 is a...

Photo for article The Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019: Need to Know

The Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019: Need to Know

by Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Schrems 2 Update: EU Advocate General upholds validity of use of Standard Contractual Clauses

Schrems 2 Update: EU Advocate General upholds validity of use of Standard Contractual Clauses

EU Advocate General upholds validity of use of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for data transfers to third countries. Case C-311/18....

Photo for article Employment Legislation Update: July — December 2019

Employment Legislation Update: July — December 2019

by Aoife Bradley, Michael Kavanagh, Jennifer O’Neill, Ciara O’Kennedy, Elizabeth Mara, Einde O’Donnell, Gillian Dully
Photo for article LK Shields Act as Project Lead in Group Reorganisation of Fitch Ratings EU

LK Shields Act as Project Lead in Group Reorganisation of Fitch Ratings EU

LK Shields acted as project lead and advised on the Irish aspects of the group reorganisation of the Fitch Ratings...

Photo for article LK Shields Advises Shareholders of Xcelerator Machine Translations Limited

LK Shields Advises Shareholders of Xcelerator Machine Translations Limited

We were delighted to advise the majority of the selling shareholders / Xcelerator Machine Translations Limited in relation to the...

LK Shields Solicitors announces sponsorship of Galwegians RFC

LK Shields is proud to support one of Connacht and Ireland’s leading rugby clubs, Galwegians RFC. LK Shields...

Photo for article €2.6bn for the Irish National Broadband Plan Approved by the European Commission

€2.6bn for the Irish National Broadband Plan Approved by the European Commission

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Foursite Design Consultants Limited acquired by Indigo Telecom Group Limited

Foursite Design Consultants Limited acquired by Indigo Telecom Group Limited

LK Shields acted for Indigo Telecom Group Limited on its acquisition of Foursite Design Consultants Limited (t/a 4site), a...

Photo for article Happy Christmas from LK Shields

Happy Christmas from LK Shields

On behalf of everyone at LK Shields, we would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and thank you...

Photo for article “Santa Clauses”: New Gift Voucher Law

“Santa Clauses”: New Gift Voucher Law

by Peter Bolger, Robert Haniver, Tanya Moeller
Photo for article LK Shields Act in Sale of M3 Medical to Uniphar

LK Shields Act in Sale of M3 Medical to Uniphar

LK Shields Solicitors acted in the sale of M3 Medical Limited to Uniphar Public Limited Company.  M3 Medical...

Photo for article Legal Professional Privilege: Two Interesting Decisions from the Court of Appeal in the UK

Legal Professional Privilege: Two Interesting Decisions from the Court of Appeal in the UK

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article LK Shields Publishes CSR Report for 2019

LK Shields Publishes CSR Report for 2019

LK Shields is delighted to publish our CSR Report for 2019.  Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is guided by the...

Photo for article LK Shields Advise on Acquisition of CareWorks by Advanced

LK Shields Advise on Acquisition of CareWorks by Advanced

LK Shields Solicitors assisted on the Irish aspects of the purchase by Advanced of Irish health software company CareWorks. CareWorks,...

Photo for article LK Shields’ Jeanne Kelly and Aideen Burke to Present at Cork Film Festival

LK Shields’ Jeanne Kelly and Aideen Burke to Present at Cork Film Festival

We are delighted to announce that LK Shields Partner Jeanne Kelly and Associate Aideen Burke will present at the WFT...

Photo for article LK Shields Advises ECI on Investment in KB Associates

LK Shields Advises ECI on Investment in KB Associates

LK Shields Solicitors advised ECI on the Irish law aspects of their investment in KB Associates. ECI is the UK'...

Photo for article The Corporate Veil Does Not Provide Immunity

The Corporate Veil Does Not Provide Immunity

Supreme Court confirms that non-party funders can be held personally liable for costs:  the corporate veil does not provide...

Photo for article How to Protect Commercially Sensitive Business Information in a Discovery Process

How to Protect Commercially Sensitive Business Information in a Discovery Process

A significant element of the litigation of disputes involves the discovery of documents – in short, the disclosure of documents...

Photo for article Non Irish Resident Beneficial Owners: BEN2 Upload Now Available

Non Irish Resident Beneficial Owners: BEN2 Upload Now Available

Information relating to the Beneficial Owners forename, surname, date of birth and PPS number must be submitted to the Register...

Photo for article Brexit, Another No Deal! Important Considerations In Relation To Your Financial Statements

Brexit, Another No Deal! Important Considerations In Relation To Your Financial Statements

As Brexit draws nearer, you may need to give consideration to the arrangements your company has in place in relation...

Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors helps NUIG Access Students SOAR

LK Shields Solicitors helps NUIG Access Students SOAR

SOAR involves the creation and delivery of a series of communication workshops for NUIG Access Students facilitated by LK Shields...

Photo for article LK Shields Advises Eastland Engineering Supply Co. Limited in Relation to Investment by MML

LK Shields Advises Eastland Engineering Supply Co. Limited in Relation to Investment by MML

LK Shields were delighted to advise the shareholders of Eastland Engineering Supply Co. Limited (EES) in relation to an...

Photo for article LK Shields Contributes to Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide

LK Shields Contributes to Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide

We are pleased to announce that Marco Hickey, Partner in our Corporate & Commercial team, has contributed the Ireland Chapter...

Photo for article Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register: High Number of Submissions Rejected — Why?

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register: High Number of Submissions Rejected — Why?

In the two months since the Register of Beneficial Ownership (“RBO”) opened, a high number of submissions completed...

Photo for article LK Shields Acts for Polypipe Group plc in the Acquisition of the Alderburgh Group

LK Shields Acts for Polypipe Group plc in the Acquisition of the Alderburgh Group

LK Shields acted for Polypipe Group plc, a leading provider of sustainable water and climate management solutions for the built...

07 Nov 2019
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LKS Financial Services Forum

Please join us for the first in our ongoing series of forums that focus on current news and...

Photo for article Budget 2020: Improvements to the Key Employee Engagement Programme

Budget 2020: Improvements to the Key Employee Engagement Programme

Improvements to the Key Employee Engagement Programme (KEEP) were announced in the Budget 2020 Statement. KEEP is a tax advantageous share...

Photo for article The UK Publishes Second Regulation on the Implications of a No-Deal Brexit on Competition Law

The UK Publishes Second Regulation on the Implications of a No-Deal Brexit on Competition Law

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Investment Limited Partnership — An Introduction

Investment Limited Partnership — An Introduction

by David Naughton
Photo for article The Data Protection Commission is Undertaking a Cookies Sweep

The Data Protection Commission is Undertaking a Cookies Sweep

by Robert Haniver
Photo for article Striking out proceedings for delay: a new approach by the Irish Courts?

Striking out proceedings for delay: a new approach by the Irish Courts?

by Ian Lavelle
Photo for article Case Dismissed: A 5 Year Delay in Furnishing Discovery Found to be both Inordinate and Inexcusable

Case Dismissed: A 5 Year Delay in Furnishing Discovery Found to be both Inordinate and Inexcusable

by Ciara Smyth, Shane Neville
Photo for article Central Bank’s Pre-Christmas Submission Deadlines

Central Bank’s Pre-Christmas Submission Deadlines

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article LK Shields Solicitors launches charity partnership with Peter McVerry Trust

LK Shields Solicitors launches charity partnership with Peter McVerry Trust

LK Shields is delighted to announce the launch of our partnership with Peter McVerry Trust, a national housing and homelessness...

Photo for article Compliance Agenda - September 2019

Compliance Agenda - September 2019

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Irish Companies Take Note of the CRO Strict 14 Day Rule

Irish Companies Take Note of the CRO Strict 14 Day Rule

On 1 June 2019, the Registrar decided to utilise powers under section 898 of the 2014 Act, to introduce a 14 day limit on returning...

17 Oct 2019
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Breakfast Seminar: Building Blocks for 2040

By 2040, it is expected that the population in Ireland will have increased to nearly 6 million people, resulting in a requirement...

Photo for article No Deal Brexit! Will My Company Be In Breach of Company Law?

No Deal Brexit! Will My Company Be In Breach of Company Law?

As another Brexit deadline looms, companies will need to consider if a no deal Brexit will leave them in breach...

Photo for article No Deal Brexit: Do UK registered companies with an Irish registered branch have to re-register?

No Deal Brexit: Do UK registered companies with an Irish registered branch have to re-register?

Many UK companies operating in Ireland chose to establish a Branch as opposed to an Irish incorporated subsidiary from which...

Photo for article Construction Products: How Would a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Affect You?

Construction Products: How Would a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Affect You?

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 completes Second Stage in Dáil Éireann

Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 completes Second Stage in Dáil Éireann

The proposed modernisation of the existing limited partnerships legislation has taken a further step forward with the announcement that the...

Photo for article LK Shields Promotes New Partner in Commercial Property Team

LK Shields Promotes New Partner in Commercial Property Team

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has promoted Property Finance specialist Peter O’Reilly to partner level. ...

Photo for article LK Shields Partner Aoife Bradley Co-Chairs Panel at IBA 2019 Seoul

LK Shields Partner Aoife Bradley Co-Chairs Panel at IBA 2019 Seoul

We are delighted to announce that LK Shields’ Head of Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits, Aoife Bradley, will co-chair...

Photo for article Working Time - Employers’ Responsibilities

Working Time - Employers’ Responsibilities

by Ciara O’Kennedy

Halewood Wine & Spirits Sells Stake in Skibbereen Distilleries Holdings to West Cork Distillers

LK Shields were delighted to advise Halewood Wine & Spirits, the UK’s leading independent drinks manufacturer and distributor,...

Photo for article Central Bank Consultation on the Treatment, Correction and Redress of Errors in Investment Funds

Central Bank Consultation on the Treatment, Correction and Redress of Errors in Investment Funds

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article Sale of Cignal to Cellnex Telecom

Sale of Cignal to Cellnex Telecom

LK Shields was delighted to advise InfraVia Capital Partners on the sale of Cignal to IBEX 35-listed Cellnex Telecom Group. ...

LK Shields Partner Peter Bolger Listed in World Trademark Review Global Leaders

LK Shields is delighted to announce that Peter Bolger, Head of our highly regarded Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy team,...

Photo for article Buy Back v Redemption - The Importance of Getting it Right

Buy Back v Redemption - The Importance of Getting it Right

by Elaine Hughes
Photo for article Parental Leave: Changes from 1 September 2019 – What Employers Need to Know

Parental Leave: Changes from 1 September 2019 – What Employers Need to Know

From 1 September 2019, Irish law on parental leave is changing. Below we answer some of the more pertinent questions on the...

Photo for article LK Shields Sponsors Captains’ Charity Day at Foxrock Golf Club

LK Shields Sponsors Captains’ Charity Day at Foxrock Golf Club

LK Shields were delighted to support our partner Gerry Halpenny in his year as captain of Foxrock Golf Club by...

Photo for article High Court Examines Debt Recovery and Arbitration Agreements

High Court Examines Debt Recovery and Arbitration Agreements

by lk-shields
Photo for article Irish Companies Take Note: Filing Deadlines Fast Approaching

Irish Companies Take Note: Filing Deadlines Fast Approaching

If your company is one of the majority of Companies registered in Ireland that has adopted a 31 December year end,...

Photo for article Cartels and Damages:Guidelines on the Passing-on of Overcharges Published by the European Commission

Cartels and Damages:Guidelines on the Passing-on of Overcharges Published by the European Commission

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Important Supreme Court Decision on Discovery

Important Supreme Court Decision on Discovery

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Sole Traders, Branches and Partnerships: How do the new Beneficial Ownership Regulations Affect you?

Sole Traders, Branches and Partnerships: How do the new Beneficial Ownership Regulations Affect you?

The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 (“2019 Regulations”) were signed on 22 March 2019.   One...

Photo for article Waterland Private Equity invests in Silver Stream Health Care Group

Waterland Private Equity invests in Silver Stream Health Care Group

LK Shields acted for Nebula Management Limited in the sale of its interest in the Silver Stream Health Care Group,...

Photo for article Concurrent Delay:  Who is Responsible?

Concurrent Delay:  Who is Responsible?

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article Update on the Register of Beneficial Ownership and Personal Public Service Numbers

Update on the Register of Beneficial Ownership and Personal Public Service Numbers

After a short delay, The Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (“RBO”) is...

Photo for article European Commission fines Canon €28m for Gun Jumping

European Commission fines Canon €28m for Gun Jumping

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article The Prospectus Regulation is Fully in Force: Remaining Provisions Apply from 21 July 2019

The Prospectus Regulation is Fully in Force: Remaining Provisions Apply from 21 July 2019

by Adrian Mulryan, David Naughton, David Williams, Trevor Dolan, Garry Wynne
Photo for article Renatus Capital Partners establish new €35m Private Equity Fund

Renatus Capital Partners establish new €35m Private Equity Fund

We advised Renatus Capital Partners in the establishment of a new €35M private equity fund targeting investment in Irish...

Photo for article Spencer Stuart acquires Merc Partners

Spencer Stuart acquires Merc Partners

We acted in the sale of long standing client of the firm, Merc Partners Limited, to Spencer Stuart. Merc Partners...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitors Lester Sosa-Villatoro and Tanya Moeller

LK Shields Welcomes New Associate Solicitors Lester Sosa-Villatoro and Tanya Moeller

LK Shields are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitors Lester Sosa-Villatoro and Tanya Moeller to the firm.  Lester has joined...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update January – June 2019

LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update January – June 2019

by Aoife Bradley, Einde O’Donnell
Photo for article Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited & anor

Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited & anor

by Jeanne Kelly, Tanya Moeller
Photo for article Gowan Group Limited Acquires Opel Automobile Ireland

Gowan Group Limited Acquires Opel Automobile Ireland

LK Shields acted for Gowan Group Limited in signing an Agreement to acquire Opel Automobile Ireland Limited.  Gowan Group...

Photo for article S73 of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

S73 of the Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006

by lk-shields
Photo for article The Second Shareholders’ Rights Directive: An Overview

The Second Shareholders’ Rights Directive: An Overview

by Trevor Dolan
Photo for article CCPC plans to introduce a simplified merger review procedure

CCPC plans to introduce a simplified merger review procedure

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Fitness & Probity Regime: Legislation proposed to introduce greater transparency in financial sector

Fitness & Probity Regime: Legislation proposed to introduce greater transparency in financial sector

Hot on the heels of the Central Bank's ‘Dear CEO Letter’  to Regulated Financial Service Providers ...

Photo for article RESS one year on: Energy suppliers still in the dark on the details of the renewables support scheme

RESS one year on: Energy suppliers still in the dark on the details of the renewables support scheme

by Philip Daly, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - June 2019

Compliance Agenda - June 2019

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Business to Arts: Artist in Residence Programme 2019

Business to Arts: Artist in Residence Programme 2019

LK Shields is delighted to announce our participation in the Business to Arts Artist in Residence Programme in Association...

Photo for article Compliance Statements and Reputational Risk

Compliance Statements and Reputational Risk

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Corporate Governance Frameworks – does failing to plan mean planning to fail?

Corporate Governance Frameworks – does failing to plan mean planning to fail?

by Elaine Hughes, James Carolan, Liam Boyle

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