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By Tara Doyle, Michael Jackson, Dualta Counihan, Anne-Marie Bohan, Shay Lydon, Liam Collins, Philip Lovegrove, Elizabeth Grace, Oisin McClenaghan, Michelle Ridge, Barry O'Connor, Donal O’Byrne
The Central Bank of Ireland has announced that investment funds can establish both listed and unlisted shares classes within a single fund structure, subject to disclosure requirements, and that it will permit ...
By Karen Reynolds, Claire McLoughlin
Corporate investigations are an increasingly common feature of corporate activity, as illustrated by recent media headlines here and across the water.
By Julie Murphy-O'Connor, Gearóid Carey
In the case of Albaniabeg Ambient Shpk v. Enel SpA and Enelpower SpA, Matheson achieved an important victory for its clients ...
By Joe Beashel, Louise Dobbyn
Mifid II impacts Irish investment firms, market operators, data reporting service providers, trading venues and banks carrying out Mifid investment services. Mifid II has been implemented into Irish law by the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulations S.I.
By John Ryan
On 5 September 2018, the Department of Finance issued Ireland's Corporation Tax Roadmap (the "Roadmap") setting out the next steps in implementing changes required at EU level under the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives ("ATAD") and the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project.
By Fergus Bolster
A new Directive (Directive (EU) 2017/8281) ("New Directive"), which amends the existing Shareholders' Rights' Directive (Directive 2007/36/EC), must be transposed into Irish law by 10 June 2019.
By Kate McKenna
The Irish regulator has announced a strategic priority to use its powers to investigate whether retailers and wholesalers are complying with 2016 groceries regulations.
By Joe Beashel, Darren Maher, Liam Flynn
Prompted by the key findings of the Central Bank of Ireland's Tracker Mortgage Examination (the "Examination"), the Minister for Finance in October 2017, pursuant to Section 6A of the Central Bank Act 1942, requested the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") to prepare a report on the "current cultures and behaviours and the associated risks in the retail banks today and the actions that may be taken to ensure that banks prioritise customer interests in the future".
By Garret Farrelly, Nicola Dunleavy, Rhona Henry, Peter O'Brien, Kate McKenna, Leonie Dunne
In July 2018, the Irish government's ‘Inter-Departmental / Agency Group' (a group of senior officials from procuring Departments and agencies) (the "Group") published its long-awaited report...
By Fergus Bolster
On 20 July 2017, a new EU Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) entered into force, with its provisions due to become effective on a phased basis over a two year period...
By Garret Farrelly
Garret Farrelly, head of energy and natural resources discusses international Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (Corporate PPAs) in Bird & Bird's 2018 report.
By Michael Byrne, Maria Kennedy
From 1 August 2018, a change in the Rules of the Superior Courts (the "Rules") allows the media access to documents opened or deemed to have been opened in High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court hearings.
By Maria Kennedy, Nicola Dunleavy
In July 2018, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a High Court judgment that a decision to extend planning permission does not require public participation.
By Nicola Dunleavy, Gearóid Carey
The Arbitration Act 2010, which applies to arbitrations commenced in Ireland from 8 June 2010, applies Option 1 of Article 7 of the UNCITRAL Model Law ...
By Michael Finn, Deirdre Kilroy
The Irish Commercial Court has departed from a long standing precedent and refused to suspend national patent revocation proceedings whilst parallel opposition proceedings are ongoing in the European
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