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Directors Duties’ in a Challenging and Uncertain Trading Environment

Despite the economy being on track for a full reopening sometime in 2021, many Irish companies will still be under financial and operational stress as a result of the challenging and uncertain trading environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

Corporate Restructuring and Recovery Options:  Part 4 - Schemes of Arrangement

The streamlining of the Schemes of Arrangement (Schemes) process under the Companies Act 2014 (CA 2014) provides an option for corporate restructuring and recovery, which may not have been feasible for some companies or corporate groups in the past

Temporary Changes Will Ease Compliance Requirements for Businesses

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Bill 2020 proposes to address certain compliance challenges being faced by companies and industrial and provident societies due to the COVID-19 pandemic where compliance under the Companies Act 2014 (CA 2014) and the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893 (as amended) (1893 Act) may not be possible due to the social distancing measures in place

Following the Protocol? Don’t Forget Staff’s Data

While planning your return to workplace strategy, ask yourself: do your current data protection policies and processes cover your new COVID-19 prevention and control measures? On 9 May 2020, the ‘Return to Work Safely Protocol’ (Protocol) was published by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) and the Department of Health to provide a framework of measures that employers and workers must follow to manage and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace

Directors Duties and Liabilities: Statement from the ODCE

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, concerns have been raised by directors and bodies representing directors regarding potential liabilities directors may face by allowing businesses to continue to trade where there is a risk of insolvency

Corporate Restructuring and Recovery Options Part 3: Examinership

The sometimes controversial Examinership process, established in 1990, remains a very important tool for Irish companies with viable businesses that find themselves in financial difficulties

Trading While Insolvent

The existence of directors’ and officers’ insurance cover does not absolve directors of their responsibilities

Corporate Restructuring and Recovery Options Available: Part 2 -  Mergers and Divisions

As part of our series of articles on restructuring options available for Irish companies in light of economic pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this article focuses on domestic mergers and divisions under Irish law, the possible advantages it might give for your business, and an outline of the steps involved

State aid regime during COVID-19

An Irish State aid scheme of €200 million for supporting businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis has recently been approved by the European Commission (the Commission)

Overview of Corporate Restructuring and Recovery Options Available Under Irish Law - Part 1

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to disrupt economic activity in Ireland businesses are reviewing their corporate structures and funding arrangements to deal with the crisis

Covid-19 and FDI: a new era of European protectionism in M&A?

The European Commission has published a Guidance Note to EU Member States on the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”), free movement of capital from third countries, and the protection of Europe’s most important companies and ideas

Establishment of a Financial Support Scheme for Nursing Homes During COVID-19

The recent announcement by the Irish Government of a series of financial measures to support nursing homes in tackling the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak is a welcome relief for those operating in the sector

Supports Announced by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced a range of supports to assist the independent commercial radio sector to promote public awareness and understanding of COVID-19 and to help to sustain the sector through unprecedented economic challenges

Remote working: eSignatures for contracts and other documents

Social distancing has meant that contracts and other documents that might have been signed by hand are now having to be executed and exchanged electronically

Retention of Title Clauses in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis

The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in potentially severe economic consequences being faced by many businesses

COVID-19: Business Continuity and Risk Management

In this article, we look at how the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis can be mitigated through business continuity and risk management planning

Can We Rely on Force Majeure Because of COVID-19?

Jane O'Grady addresses FAQs about Force Majeure and Contracts in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Supply Chain Management

Business interruptions arising from COVID-19 at any or all levels of the supply chain may result in businesses being unable to perform, in whole or in part, their contractual commitments

COVID-19: Restructuring of Company Debt

Some businesses may soon (and indeed already) be faced with sudden cash flow and liquidity issues as a result of the sudden economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

M&A Transactions During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases escalates globally, parties involved in M&A transactions grapple with increased uncertainty, risk, and practical difficulties

COVID-19: Delegation of Authority by Directors through Written Resolutions

The board of directors of a company or the sole director in the case some private limited companies may need to delegate authority during the COVID-19 pandemic due to illness or for other reasons

COVID-19 and Business Continuity: A Message From Our Managing Partner

At LK Shields, first and foremost, our concern is for the health, well-being and prosperity of our clients, colleagues and peers

COVID-19: What Companies Need to Know to Reduce Insolvency Risk

Covid-19 is top of the agenda for businesses globally — and for good reason

Coronavirus: Financial Support for Irish Businesses

The escalation of the Covid-19 crisis has had, and will likely continue to have, serious repercussions for Irish businesses

COVID-19 and Business Continuity Team

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