Corporate bond issuances are increasingly being structured so that the bonds are eligible for purchase under the European Central Bank's Asset Purchase Programmes.
On 6 November 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its questions and answers on MiFID II and MiFIR investor protection and intermediaries topics (Q&As) ...
The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) recently published details of a settlement reached with KBC Bank Ireland Plc (KBC) which resulted in a reprimand and significant fine being imposed on KBC.
What is the impact of the European Disclosure Regulation (EU/2019/2088) (the "Disclosure Regulation") on alternative investment fund managers ("AIFMs") and management companies of...
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In June 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the merger of the Department for International Development (‘DFID') and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (‘FCO').
Published in association with William Fry, the latest report from the Irish Venture Capital Association shows the highest level of VC investment in Ireland to date but there has been a worrying drop in early-stage funding.
Notwithstanding a robust Q1 in M&A activity in Ireland, deal value and volume fell substantially over the first six months of 2020.
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The High Court .of England and Wales (the "Court") recently considered whether a party to a contract had been correctly served.
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In the recent case of Lane End Developments Construction Limited ("Lane End") v Kingstone Civil Engineering Ltd ("Kingstone") the TCC considered a challenge to...
On 25 September 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in two separate judgments that where a public body decides not to disclose certain records (on the basis of an exemption under the...
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In 2016 the DPER) published a revised and updated Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies which is aimed at ensuring that "both commercial and non-commercial State bodies meet the highest standards of corporate governance".
In this update we consider the Investment Limited Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2020 (the "ILP Bill"), which has been most recently discussed in the Seanad at Committee Stage...
Maura McLaughlin, Corporate and M&A Partner, was featured in The Lawyer magazine's special report "Changes to the M&A landscape in 2020"...
On 30 July 2020, the Oireachtas passed the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (COVID-19) Act 2020 (the "Act").
The current maximum period of protection for companies under examinership has been extended to 150 days, with an increase of a further 50 days.
The European Commission published its "new, ambitious" Capital Markets Union Action Plan on 24 September 2020, and emphasised how important a fully integrated single capital market...
Corporate M&A partner, David Fitzgibbon shared his unique insights with The Lawyer magazine on current M&A activity in Ireland and the landscape into outlook for 2021...
In two recent cases, Ms Justice Baker of the Supreme Court, held that public bodies are required to provide substantive reasons for any refusal to disclose certain confidential...
Many businesses are facing testing and unprecedented challenges due to the impact of Covid-19.
M&A activity in Ireland has proved resilient in recent years. Increased activity from USA and UK private equity funds has been a driver of the market and has opened up liquidity opportunities...