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Directors’ Duties When Seeking Shareholder Approval
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2016

The High Court of England and Wales (the Court) has rejected a number of claims by a group of Lloyds’ shareholders alleging a breach of fiduciary


When Can an Employer Access Workplace Instant Messages?
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • February 9 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Bărbulescu v Romania, has found that, where a fair balance is struck between an employee’s rights and


Court of Arbitration for Sport Rejects Horse Sport Ireland Appeal
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • February 5 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS") has dismissed Irish jockey Cian O'Connor and Horse Sport Ireland's appeal to have the result at the


New Criminal Justice Bill Aims At Tackling Cybercrime
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • January 29 2016

The Department of Justice has published new legislation aimed at tackling cybercrime. The Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems


Employment report 2016 - age in the workplace
  • William Fry
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • January 29 2016

Age-Related Issues can pose difficulties for employees and employers at all stages of employment. In this report, we identify the challenges and


Review of Assumptions for DC Projections
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 21 2016

The Society of Actuaries has confirmed that the assumptions used to calculate DC projections (known as Statements of Reasonable Projections or SORPs


High Court Refuses to Look Behind Pensions Ombudsman Ruling
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 21 2016

The High Court in Durkin v The Pensions Ombudsman & anor dismissed an appeal from a determination of the Pensions Ombudsman (PO) on the grounds that


High Court Recognises Swiss Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Proceedings
  • William Fry
  • European Union, Ireland, Switzerland
  • January 13 2016

The Irish High Court recently, for the first time, recognised and gave effect to a Swiss law insolvency and restructuring process that had been


High Court Reaffirms Arbitrator’s Right to Rule on Own Jurisdiction
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 13 2016

The High Court recently confirmed the competence-competence doctrine that an arbitrator may rule on his or her own jurisdiction. The applicant, Mayo


Pre-incorporation Contracts
  • William Fry
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

Section 45 of the Companies Act 2014 deals with "pre-incorporation" contracts, i.e. contracts purported to be entered into by or on behalf of a