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Chambers Global 2018

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

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Office Romances – Employers Beware

by Aoife Bradley
Photo for article LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Prize

LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Prize

On 10 February 2018, the Inaugural LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Prize at NUI Galway was awarded to graduate Shannon Fahy, who...

Photo for article Legal Professional Privilege and the Data Protection Bill 2018

Legal Professional Privilege and the Data Protection Bill 2018

by Muireann Granville, Jeanne Kelly, Michael Kavanagh
Photo for article Insurer Pays Plaintiff’s Costs up to date of Repudiation

Insurer Pays Plaintiff’s Costs up to date of Repudiation

Following the denial of cover by an insurer, the High Court in Ireland granted an insurer-appointed defence solicitor firm liberty...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 16 December 2017 – 31 January 2018

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 16 December 2017 – 31 January 2018

by Barra Lysaght, Aoife Bradley
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GDPR and Employee Data

by Peter Bolger
Photo for article EU Court Defines Boundaries for Cloud-Based Services that Provide Access to Recorded TV Programmes

EU Court Defines Boundaries for Cloud-Based Services that Provide Access to Recorded TV Programmes

by Aideen Burke, Jeanne Kelly
Photo for article World Trademark Review 2018

World Trademark Review 2018

The firm has been highly ranked in the latest edition of the World Trademark Review 1000.  The WTR 1000 guide serves...

Photo for article The International Skating Union found to have Infringed EU Competition Rules

The International Skating Union found to have Infringed EU Competition Rules

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Compliance Agenda - February 2018

Compliance Agenda - February 2018

by Ruairí Mulrean, Sean Power, Karen Finneran, Liam Boyle
Photo for article Dates for your Corporate Diary

Dates for your Corporate Diary

by Sean Power
Photo for article Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017

by Liam Boyle
Photo for article Launch of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership

Launch of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership

by Karen Finneran, David Brangam
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GDPR

by Sean Power, Peter Bolger
Photo for article Disqualification of Directors of Dissolved Companies

Disqualification of Directors of Dissolved Companies

by Sean Power
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Trade Secrets

The Trade Secrets Directive aims to protect innovation and development by simplifying the laws governing trade secrets.

Photo for article LK Shields Announces New Head of Corporate and Commercial

LK Shields Announces New Head of Corporate and Commercial

LK Shields has announced a leadership change with the promotion of Richard Curran to Head of the firm’s...

Photo for article Workplace Relations Commission Publishes Code of Practice on Longer Working

Workplace Relations Commission Publishes Code of Practice on Longer Working

by Barra Lysaght, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article Fixed Term Workers, Non-Discrimination, and Compensation on the Termination of Employment

Fixed Term Workers, Non-Discrimination, and Compensation on the Termination of Employment

by Barra Lysaght, Aoife Bradley
Photo for article New Court Rules to facilitate the Mediation Act 2017

New Court Rules to facilitate the Mediation Act 2017

by Sean Barrett, Amy Bradley
Photo for article Small Payment Institutions and Ireland

Small Payment Institutions and Ireland

by Damien Barnaville
Photo for article Are you up to speed? Broadband-related Regulations relevant to the Construction Industry

Are you up to speed? Broadband-related Regulations relevant to the Construction Industry

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article LK Shields Announces New Partner Promotion

LK Shields Announces New Partner Promotion

Leading law firm LK Shields has promoted David Brangam to Partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department. ...

Photo for article The CJEU’s Coty Ruling on Online Sale of Luxury Goods

The CJEU’s Coty Ruling on Online Sale of Luxury Goods

by Marco Hickey
Photo for article Ireland’s new “Support for Renewable Heat Scheme”

Ireland’s new “Support for Renewable Heat Scheme”

Details of how the national support scheme for renewable heat (the “Scheme”) will operate were announced by the...

Photo for article Beneficial Ownerships - Recent EU & Irish Developments

Beneficial Ownerships - Recent EU & Irish Developments

by Damien Barnaville, David Brangam
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Sale of Goulding Chemical’s Industrial Chemicals Division

We were delighted to advise Origin Enterprises plc on the sale of the industrial chemicals division of Goulding Chemicals to...

Photo for article LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 November – 15 December 2017

LK Shields | Employment Law Legislative Update 1 November – 15 December 2017

by Aoife Bradley, Barra Lysaght
Photo for article Acquisition of Knightsbridge Care Village by Carechoice

Acquisition of Knightsbridge Care Village by Carechoice

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

Photo for article Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

by Emmet Scully
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Investing in Ireland

A guide to foreign direct investment in Ireland.

Photo for article Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass - 12th February

Adjudication Practice & Procedure Masterclass - 12th February

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

Photo for article Muireann Granville Awarded 1st Prize in the Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Sports Law

Muireann Granville Awarded 1st Prize in the Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Sports Law

Congratulations to Muireann Granville of our Sports Law Unit  received the first prize award in the Law Society...

Photo for article Dwellworks Acquires Irish Relocation Services Group of Companies

Dwellworks Acquires Irish Relocation Services Group of Companies

We acted for Dwellworks LLC, a business to business provider of services to the global corporate mobility/relocation industry, in...

Photo for article Infrastructure Update: PIN issued for Irish Social Housing PPP Bundle 2

Infrastructure Update: PIN issued for Irish Social Housing PPP Bundle 2

The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) issued last week a prior information notice (PIN) of its intention to procure by...

Photo for article Sale of Swan Plant Hire to Loxam Group

Sale of Swan Plant Hire to Loxam Group

We acted for the Vendors in the sale of Swan Plant Hire, the Irish construction equipment rental company, to the...

Photo for article Schrems II: Validity of SCCs referred to the CJEU

Schrems II: Validity of SCCs referred to the CJEU

by Peter Bolger
Photo for article Construction Contracts Update: New 2017 Editions of the RIAI Contracts

Construction Contracts Update: New 2017 Editions of the RIAI Contracts

by Seanna Mulrean
Photo for article New Rules on Serving Proceedings Introduced

New Rules on Serving Proceedings Introduced

New rules relating to the service of proceedings have been introduced. The new rules provide that the parties to proceedings...

Photo for article Checklist for Establishing a Business in Ireland

Checklist for Establishing a Business in Ireland

by Emmet Scully, Jennifer McGuire, Aoife Bradley, Peter Bolger, Clair Cassidy, David Williams, Marco Hickey
Photo for article Black Friday and Cyber Monday - 8 Legal Tips

Black Friday and Cyber Monday - 8 Legal Tips

by Jeanne Kelly, Aoife Bradley, Barra Lysaght, Catherine Walsh
Photo for article Confidentiality Rings: Protecting Trade Secrets and Sensitive Information in Litigation

Confidentiality Rings: Protecting Trade Secrets and Sensitive Information in Litigation

by Muireann Granville
Photo for article Uber Loses Appeal - UK Employment Appeals Tribunal Confirms that Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

Uber Loses Appeal - UK Employment Appeals Tribunal Confirms that Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

by Ciara O’Kennedy
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
Photo for article Mediation Act 2017

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 Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

by Peter Bolger, Jeanne Kelly, Catherine Walsh
Photo for article Step-by-Step Guide to GDPR

Step-by-Step Guide to GDPR

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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GDPR

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
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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...