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Investing in Ireland: Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulations

An EU Regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments (FDI) into the EU from third countries on the grounds of security or public order entered into force on 11 October 2020 (FDI Regulation)

LK Shields Ranks among Ireland’s Top Firms in M&A Report

LK Shields Solicitors LLP has again been ranked among Ireland’s Top Law Firms in the Mergermarket 2020 league table

New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

An EU Regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments into the EU was approved on 5 March 2019 (the “FDI Regulation”)

TUPE: Can beneficial variations made pre-transfer be deemed invalid?

The UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently issued an important decision in Ferguson & Others -v- Astrea Asset Management Limited which dealt with the improvement by business owners and directors of their terms and conditions in anticipation of a TUPE transfer

Ameresco Acquires Beale Hill Wind Farm

LK Shields advised US based electric energy group Ameresco in its acquisition and upgrade of the Beale Hill Wind Farm in County Kerry

New EU Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

An EU Regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investments into the EU has been approved

Why Ireland Keeps Winning Foreign Direct Investment

Did you know that over 10% of total employment in Ireland is through FDI companies? Over a third of Ireland’s population is under 25, making it the youngest population in Europe, and according to the IMD World Competitive Yearbook 2018, Ireland is ranked number one worldwide for labour productivity and efficiency, and for the adaptability and flexibility of the workforce

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Key points

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) makes various changes to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD)

The Importance of Filing Annual Returns Accurately

Can you afford to pay late filing penalties and lose your audit exemption due to incorrect information in your annual return?   In the past, when an annual return (Form B1) was filed in the CRO containing errors or omissions, the CRO sent this back for correction or amendment

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 - What is new?

Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 introduces a new definition of an External Company and new filing obligations

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 Oil, a Canadian company

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

If a start-up or a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) is considering setting up a share scheme or employee incentive arrangement so that it can attract and retain key talent, there are various types of schemes available

Project Ireland 2040 – Future Proofing Ireland

By 2040, it is expected that the population in Ireland will have increased to nearly 6 million people, resulting in a requirement for 660,000 additional jobs that need to be created

Shareholders’ Agreements – A Practical Analysis

The focus of this article is on shareholders’ agreements as they apply to early stage companies and in particular private companies limited by shares which are by far the most common type of company in Ireland

Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location post-Brexit

Licensing authorities in the broadcasting sector across the European Union have reported receiving queries from international broadcasters, based in the UK, who are considering relocating in advance of Brexit

Minimising the Cost of Brexit Uncertainty: The Flexibility of Having an Irish Presence

Ireland is known for being a mature and well-respected common law legal jurisdiction and having a dynamic and flexible business environment

Investing in Ireland Team

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Emmet Scully

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David Williams

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Aoife Bradley

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Clair Cassidy

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