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Akzo Nobel case - privilege does not apply to in house lawyers in EU competition law investigations European Court of Justice decision

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • October 11 2010

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that internal communications between in-house lawyers and their fellow company employees are not privileged in relation to European Commission (Commission) competition law cases

‘No transaction’ damages in professional negligence cases

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

A number of recent High Court decisions have involved cases in which lenders have taken action against their former legal advisors for negligence

Compensation awards on the increase for false accusations of shoplifting

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 28 2014

The level of compensation awarded in Circuit Court defamation actions arising from incorrect allegations of shoplifting has risen in recent months. At

Waiver of conditions precedent

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • September 24 2012

A recent High Court decision will bring increased discipline to the commercial reality and market practice of dealing with the waiver of any condition precedent required under the terms of a transaction

Court confirms restrictive approach to mandatory interlocutory injunctions

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 20 2012

An injunction is effectively an order restraining a party to which it is directed from taking a particular act or requiring it to take a particular course of action

Obligation to negotiate in good faith?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2009

Traditionally the common law has refused to recognise a duty to negotiate in good faith in run-of-the-mill transactions between parties acting at arm’s length on the basis that such obligations are too uncertain

Moriarty Tribunal Report issues

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 29 2011

In March the long awaited second and final report of the Moriarty Tribunal of Inquiry established in 1997 was published

The Supreme Court’s first ever GAAR decision

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • April 24 2012

In December 2011, the Irish Supreme Court delivered its judgments in the first case before it on the Irish general anti-avoidance rule (the “GAAR”

Only one bite at the cherry

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 31 2013

On return from a combination of sick leave and maternity leave in 2008, Marie Cunningham instituted a claim for gender discrimination against her

Irish file-sharing case sets legal precedent

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • January 29 2009

An action brought by four record companies (EMI Records (Ireland) Ltd; SONY BMG Music Entertainment (Ireland) Ltd; Universal Music (Ireland) Ltd and Warner Music (Ireland) Ltd) against Ireland's largest internet service provider, Eircom, in which they sought orders under the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 to restrain Eircom from infringing copyright in sound recordings that were owned by, or exclusively licensed to, the record companies by making available copies of those recordings to the public (through Eircom's internet service facilities) without their consent, has been settled