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16 May 2019
Photo to illustrate article Breakfast Seminar - Employment Trends 2019.
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Breakfast Seminar - Employment Trends 2019

The past 18 months have seen seismic changes in the workplace brought about by GDPR, the #MeToo movement and recent employment...

Photo for article Central Bank reminds Regulated Financial Service Providers of Fitness and Probity Regime Obligations

Central Bank reminds Regulated Financial Service Providers of Fitness and Probity Regime Obligations

by David Naughton, David Williams, Adrian Mulryan, Trevor Dolan, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article New Investment Funds Partner Appointment at LK Shields

New Investment Funds Partner Appointment at LK Shields

David Naughton is the second senior partner to join the Asset Management & Investment Funds Team in the past month ...

Photo for article Big Five: Recent W&I Insurance Trends in Ireland

Big Five: Recent W&I Insurance Trends in Ireland

by David Brangam
Photo for article The Legal 500 2019

The Legal 500 2019

LK Shields have once again been highly ranked in The Legal 500 2019 guide to outstanding lawyers in Europe, Middle East ...

Photo for article Guilty plea in Ireland’s first Criminal Prosecution involving “Gun-Jumping” in a Merger

Guilty plea in Ireland’s first Criminal Prosecution involving “Gun-Jumping” in a Merger

by Marco Hickey
30 Apr 2019
Photo to illustrate article Harnessing the Value of Intellectual Property.
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Harnessing the Value of Intellectual Property

MedTech Industry Event Join us for a unique seminar where three professional services advisors will present a panoramic on how...

Photo for article Trends in Private Company M&A: Completion Accounts and Locked Box – Seller and Buyer Perspectives

Trends in Private Company M&A: Completion Accounts and Locked Box – Seller and Buyer Perspectives

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article European Commission Publishes Notice on No Deal Brexit and Competition Law Enforcement

European Commission Publishes Notice on No Deal Brexit and Competition Law Enforcement

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Liability Insurance. Do Third Party Rights Against Insurers Exist in Ireland?

Liability Insurance. Do Third Party Rights Against Insurers Exist in Ireland?

by Ian Lavelle
Photo for article New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Trends in Private Company M&A: Earn-out Consideration

Trends in Private Company M&A: Earn-out Consideration

by Jennifer McGuire, James Byrne
Photo for article Adrian Mulryan joins LK Shields as Head of Financial Services

Adrian Mulryan joins LK Shields as Head of Financial Services

In a further significant expansionist move, leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed Adrian Mulryan as Head...

Photo for article Chambers Europe 2019

Chambers Europe 2019

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including Dispute Resolution, M&A, Banking and...

Photo for article DPC publishes first Annual Report since GDPR

DPC publishes first Annual Report since GDPR

by Robert Haniver
Photo for article Going Trans-Atlantic: 10 key deal points on an Irish - US M&A deal

Going Trans-Atlantic: 10 key deal points on an Irish - US M&A deal

by David Brangam
Photo for article Does Litigation Privilege Apply? It’s not as clear as you think. A Review of Recent Irish Cases

Does Litigation Privilege Apply? It’s not as clear as you think. A Review of Recent Irish Cases

by Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article The Construction Contracts Act 2013 - Tales from the Trenches

The Construction Contracts Act 2013 - Tales from the Trenches

by Amy Bradley
Photo for article Chambers Global 2019

Chambers Global 2019

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

Photo for article Webinar - Directors Duties; A Practical Guide

Webinar - Directors Duties; A Practical Guide

Please join our Company Secretarial & Compliance Team on the 7th March at 11am as they host an informative ...

Photo for article A Prescription for Success - Top Tips for Preparing your Pharmacy for Sale

A Prescription for Success - Top Tips for Preparing your Pharmacy for Sale

by David Brangam
Photo for article Big Five: Irish M&A Trends for 2019

Big Five: Irish M&A Trends for 2019

by David Brangam, Marco Hickey
Photo for article WIPR Leaders 2019

WIPR Leaders 2019

We are delighted to announce that Peter Bolger and Jeanne Kelly are both named in the 2019 edition of WIPR...

Photo for article LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award 2019

LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award 2019

The winner of the annual LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award for Intellectual Property Law was announced on Saturday 9...

Photo for article The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018: An Action Plan for Employers

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018: An Action Plan for Employers

by Einde O’Donnell, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article World Trademark Review 2019

World Trademark Review 2019

Head of Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy Peter Bolger has once again been ranked as a band 1 practitioner...

Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits Solicitor

LK Shields Welcomes New Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits Solicitor

We are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitor Einde O'Donnell to our Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits team. Einde...

Photo for article LK Shields acted for Communicorp in the sale of Bulgarian radio stations to Fresh Media Bulgaria AD

LK Shields acted for Communicorp in the sale of Bulgarian radio stations to Fresh Media Bulgaria AD

We acted for longstanding client Communicorp Group Limited in the sale of its Bulgarian Radio stations to local management team,...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update August – December 2018

LK Shields | Employment Legislation Update August – December 2018

by Aoife Bradley, Roisin Lawler
Photo for article Employee Incentives for SMEs

Employee Incentives for SMEs

by Gillian Dully, Philip Daly
Photo for article CCPC Publishes 2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Report

CCPC Publishes 2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Report

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article #5 Important Corporate Governance Considerations ahead of Brexit

#5 Important Corporate Governance Considerations ahead of Brexit

by Elaine Hughes
Photo for article Ireland Withdraws Public Money from Fossil Fuel Investments

Ireland Withdraws Public Money from Fossil Fuel Investments

by Philip Daly
Photo for article Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Bill 2019

Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Bill 2019

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019 received Cabinet approval on 3 January 2019. The Bill transposes and gives...

31 Jan 2019
Photo to illustrate article Breakfast Seminar - How to Identify and Protect Trade Secrets.
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Breakfast Seminar - How to Identify and Protect Trade Secrets

Join us for this seminar, held in conjunction with the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce, where Peter Bolger will provide...

Photo for article Designer Group & Sisk enter into joint venture to deliver facilities management services in Ireland

Designer Group & Sisk enter into joint venture to deliver facilities management services in Ireland

LK Shields has acted for international electrical and mechanical engineering business, Designer Group, in relation to its entry into a...

Photo for article Designer Group acquires Lenmac Mechanical Services

Designer Group acquires Lenmac Mechanical Services

LK Shields has acted for Dublin-headquartered international electrical and mechanical engineering business, Designer Group, on its acquisition of facilities management,...

Photo for article Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive – what does it mean for the audiovisual media industry?

Revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive – what does it mean for the audiovisual media industry?

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass Galway - 22nd February

Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass Galway - 22nd February

This Adjudication Practice and Procedure Masterclass training seminar will prepare construction professionals to meet the challenges of adjudication in Ireland,...

Photo for article LK Shields announces merger with Kilroys Solicitors

LK Shields announces merger with Kilroys Solicitors

LK Shields is delighted to announce that it is merging with Dublin-based firm Kilroys Solicitors effective from 3 December 2018. Following on...

Photo for article Cjeu Clarifies Application of Choice of Forum Clauses in Damage Claims for Breach of Competition Law

Cjeu Clarifies Application of Choice of Forum Clauses in Damage Claims for Breach of Competition Law

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article IFLR 1000 Rankings 2018

IFLR 1000 Rankings 2018

LK Shields have again been ranked across a variety of practice areas including M&A, Banking and Financial Services...

Photo for article Nova Leah Limited raised €2,250,000 in funding from Irish investment firms

Nova Leah Limited raised €2,250,000 in funding from Irish investment firms

Nova Leah Limited raised €2,250,000 in funding from Irish investment firms Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures. Nova Leah specialise...

Photo for article LK Shields announces sponsorship of MediaCon 2018

LK Shields announces sponsorship of MediaCon 2018

LK Shields is delighted to be on board as legal sponsor of this prestigious media and entertainment event taking...

Photo for article The Future of TV Broadcast and VOD Licensing in the UK after Brexit – What’s the Deal?

The Future of TV Broadcast and VOD Licensing in the UK after Brexit – What’s the Deal?

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Ian Lavelle Joins LK Shields as Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

Ian Lavelle Joins LK Shields as Partner in Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

LK Shields are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Partner, Ian Lavelle, who joins our highly regarded Litigation ...

Photo for article FIC Network Announces First Corporate Bond issued on Blockchain

FIC Network Announces First Corporate Bond issued on Blockchain

FIC Network, a blockchain technology provider for the fixed income market, has launched its mainnet and recorded the...

Photo for article The Advantages of Outsourcing your Company Secretarial and Compliance Requirements

The Advantages of Outsourcing your Company Secretarial and Compliance Requirements

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran, James Carolan
Photo for article “Why are they asking for that?”  -  Lenders’ construction requirements in development projects

“Why are they asking for that?”  -  Lenders’ construction requirements in development projects

by Neil O’Keeffe, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Employer vicariously liable for the intentional data breaches of a rogue employee

Employer vicariously liable for the intentional data breaches of a rogue employee

by Jeanne Kelly, Peter Bolger, Aoife Bradley, Michael Kavanagh
14 Nov 2018
Photo to illustrate article Breakfast Seminar: The Digital Single Market - How will it affect your business?.
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Breakfast Seminar: The Digital Single Market - How will it affect your business?

Join us for this breakfast seminar, held in conjunction with the German Irish Chamber of Commerce, where Peter Bolger will...

Photo for article LK Shields to sponsor upcoming Ireland France Business Awards 2018

LK Shields to sponsor upcoming Ireland France Business Awards 2018

LK Shields are delighted to sponsor the Ireland France Business Awards 2018, taking place on the 22nd November in Dublin. The...

Photo for article Annual Returns - Is your Company prepared for the New Mandatory Information Required to be Disclosed

Annual Returns - Is your Company prepared for the New Mandatory Information Required to be Disclosed

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, James Carolan
Photo for article Acquisition of The Marlay by CareChoice Group

Acquisition of The Marlay by CareChoice Group

We were delighted to advise CareChoice Group, one of Ireland’s leading nursing home operators, on its agreement to...

Photo for article Aoife Bradley Appointed to  the Employment & Industrial Relations Committee of the IBA

Aoife Bradley Appointed to the Employment & Industrial Relations Committee of the IBA

Congratulations to LK Shields' Head of Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits, Aoife Bradley, on her appointment as an officer of...

Photo for article LK Shields Announces Partnership with the Druid Theatre

LK Shields Announces Partnership with the Druid Theatre

LK Shields is delighted to announce its corporate partnership with the Druid Theatre. The Druid Theatre Company was ...

Photo for article Artomatix secures €2.7m investment round with Suir Valley

Artomatix secures €2.7m investment round with Suir Valley

Dublin-based artificial intelligence company Artomatix has raised €2.7 million from Entrepreneur-led venture capital fund Suir Valley Ventures. Artomatix has created...

Photo for article Budget 2019 - Good News for the Irish Film & TV Industry

Budget 2019 - Good News for the Irish Film & TV Industry

Budget 2019 represents a clear commitment from the Irish government to promote the continued growth of the Irish film and television...

Photo for article IBA Rome 2018

IBA Rome 2018

We are delighted to be attending the IBA Annual Conference in Rome this year.  Our team consists of: Aoife...

Photo for article CCPC Recommends Introduction of Economic Regulation in the Household Waste Collection Market

CCPC Recommends Introduction of Economic Regulation in the Household Waste Collection Market

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Smith & Williamson acquires LHM Casey McGrath

Smith & Williamson acquires LHM Casey McGrath

LK Shields acted for UK investment group Smith & Williamson in relation to its merger with Dublin-based accountancy firm LHM...

Photo for article UK Government Publishes “No Deal” Brexit Notice to Include Mergers

UK Government Publishes “No Deal” Brexit Notice to Include Mergers

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article LK Shields Attending Upcoming Law Fairs

LK Shields Attending Upcoming Law Fairs

LK Shields will be attending various upcoming law fairs across the country.  If you are interesting in hearing about...

Photo for article Webinar - The Advantages of Outsourcing your Company Secretarial and Compliance Requirements

Webinar - The Advantages of Outsourcing your Company Secretarial and Compliance Requirements

Please join our Company Secretarial & Compliance Team as they host an informative webinar on the topic of 'the...

Photo for article LK Shields act for UK Dragon’s Investment Firm

LK Shields act for UK Dragon’s Investment Firm

by Richard Curran, Jennifer McGuire, Jennifer O’Neill, James Byrne, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article Cignal expands financing facility to €65m

Cignal expands financing facility to €65m

We were delighted to act for Cignal in the expansion of their financing facility to €65m. Cignal, backed by...

Photo for article Merger Reviews by the CCPC in 2017

Merger Reviews by the CCPC in 2017

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Why Ireland Keeps Winning Foreign Direct Investment

Why Ireland Keeps Winning Foreign Direct Investment

by James Byrne, Jennifer McGuire
Photo for article Who’s Who Legal Trademarks 2018

Who’s Who Legal Trademarks 2018

We are delighted that another of our solicitors is featured in the latest issue of Who’s...

Photo for article Launch of Consultation Process for Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System

Launch of Consultation Process for Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System

by Jennifer O’Neill, Gillian Dully
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - September 2018

Compliance Agenda - September 2018

We are delighted to publish the latest edition of our newsletter Compliance Agenda. It contains a round-up of all...

Photo for article LK Shields’ welcomes Elaine Hughes as Head of Company Secretarial and Compliance

LK Shields’ welcomes Elaine Hughes as Head of Company Secretarial and Compliance

Elaine Hughes joins as Head of our newly restructured Company Secretarial and Compliance team consisting of two Company Secretaries...

Photo for article The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Key points

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Key points

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran, James Carolan
Photo for article The Importance of Filing Annual Returns Accurately

The Importance of Filing Annual Returns Accurately

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran, James Carolan
Photo for article Companies (Accounting) Act 2017  - What is new?

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - What is new?

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran, James Carolan
Photo for article Occupied Territories Bill

Occupied Territories Bill

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Disclosure of Company Details – are you in breach of legislation?

Disclosure of Company Details – are you in breach of legislation?

by Elaine Hughes, Liam Boyle, Karen Finneran, James Carolan
Photo for article Acquisition of Top Oil by Irving Oil

Acquisition of Top Oil by Irving Oil

We were delighted to advise the Reihill family on their signing of an agreement to sell Top Oil to Irving...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update  20 April 2018 – 31 July 2018

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 20 April 2018 – 31 July 2018

by Aoife Bradley, Roisin Lawler
Photo for article Who’s Who Legal 2018

Who’s Who Legal 2018

We are delighted to once again be featured in the latest issue of Who’s Who Legal. Aoife Bradley,...

Photo for article New Renewable Energy Scheme Approved by Government

New Renewable Energy Scheme Approved by Government

by Philip Daly, Jamie Ritchie
Photo for article New Renewable Energy Scheme Approved by Government

New Renewable Energy Scheme Approved by Government

Back in September 2017, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment formally announced the commencement of a "final consultation" for...

Photo for article European Commission fines Google a record €4.34 Billion

European Commission fines Google a record €4.34 Billion

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Brexit Update: Eight EU Member States inject fresh impetus into the EU’s Capital Markets Union

Brexit Update: Eight EU Member States inject fresh impetus into the EU’s Capital Markets Union

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Photo for article Court of Justice Clarifies Gun-jumping Rules in Danish Case

Court of Justice Clarifies Gun-jumping Rules in Danish Case

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article The Trade Secrets Directive: Enhancing Ireland’s Tax Offering

The Trade Secrets Directive: Enhancing Ireland’s Tax Offering

by Peter Bolger
Photo for article Adverse Possession

Adverse Possession

by Amy Bradley
Photo for article Share Remuneration in Private Companies: From Start-Ups To SMEs

Share Remuneration in Private Companies: From Start-Ups To SMEs

by Gillian Dully
Photo for article Ndevor Systems Limited (Phorest) raise funding from US Investment firm Susquehanna Growth Equity

Ndevor Systems Limited (Phorest) raise funding from US Investment firm Susquehanna Growth Equity

Ndevor Systems Limited (Phorest) raised funding from US Investment firm Susquehanna Growth Equity. Phorest is a hair and beauty salon...

Photo for article Acquisition by Kouchin Holdings of Niall Harbison’s shareholding in Lovin Media Group

Acquisition by Kouchin Holdings of Niall Harbison’s shareholding in Lovin Media Group

We acted for Kouchin Holdings, an investment firm owned by entrepreneur Emmet O’Neill, in the purchase of Niall...

Photo for article Acquisition of Mater Private by InfraVia Capital Partners

Acquisition of Mater Private by InfraVia Capital Partners

We were delighted to advise InfraVia Capital Partners on its signing of an agreement to acquire the Mater Private hospital...

Photo for article Rejecting Settlement Offers Led to an Adverse Costs Award

Rejecting Settlement Offers Led to an Adverse Costs Award

by Sean Barrett, Shane Neville
Photo for article Altice Fined €124.5 million for “Gun Jumping”

Altice Fined €124.5 million for “Gun Jumping”

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Trade Secrets – Retailers don’t get left on the shelf!

Trade Secrets – Retailers don’t get left on the shelf!

by Aideen Burke, Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article GDPR: Key Steps for Employers

GDPR: Key Steps for Employers

by Aoife Bradley, Jennifer O’Neill
Photo for article LK Shields Welcomes New Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy Solicitor

LK Shields Welcomes New Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy Solicitor

We are delighted to welcome Associate Solicitor Robert Haniver to our Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Privacy team. Robert advises...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 February 2018 – 19 April 2018

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 February 2018 – 19 April 2018

by Aoife Bradley, Roisin Lawler
Photo for article New Geo-Blocking Regulations - What Are The Implications?

New Geo-Blocking Regulations - What Are The Implications?

by Aideen Burke
Photo for article Irish Immigration Law: A Review of Recent Developments

Irish Immigration Law: A Review of Recent Developments

by Jennifer O’Neill, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Commercial Property Associates Cathal Hester and Sharon Pennick join our Galway office

Commercial Property Associates Cathal Hester and Sharon Pennick join our Galway office

We are delighted to welcome two new associate solicitors to our recently opened Galway office. Cathal Hester Cathal Hester joins...

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