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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


Compliance Agenda - September 2018

We are delighted to publish the latest edition of our newsletter Compliance Agenda


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 and one trainee


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

Managing Partner

escully@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1538

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Marco Hickey

Partner

mhickey@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1522

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Peter Bolger

Partner

pbolger@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5877

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David Williams

Partner

dwilliams@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1542

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Aoife Bradley

Partner

abradley@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1583

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Clair Cassidy

Partner

ccassidy@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1543

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Richard Curran

Partner

rcurran@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1514

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