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Recent developments in State aid rules
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 27 2014

State aid schemes in Ireland are operated by many Government departments and agencies, and they arise in the main from provisions in the


European court makes an important fashion statement
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 15 2015

In a landmark decision, the European Union’s General Court has denied Louis Vuittonthe right to call the well-known Damier chequerboard pattern its own


An AIFMD solution for private equity and property funds
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 30 2014

There are many investment structures, particularly in the private equity, venture capital and property asset classes, which although originally


Umbrella pricing
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 31 2014

This article examines the availability of "umbrella pricing" theories to claimants seeking compensation for damages from cartel members in civil


AIFMD: Central Bank clarifies first reporting date for AIFMs
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • March 21 2014

The Central Bank has clarified the dates by which alternative investment fund managers are required to make their first reports under Regulations 4


Sex, death and money
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 4 2008

Just when you thought you could retire gracefully, a recent European Court case reaffirms the old adage that pensions are really about sex, death and money


Beware when you compare!
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 4 2008

Although your advertising and marketing staff might be tempted to knock your competitor’s product or service, there are rules about this kind of thing and they just got tougher


The credit crunch breeds a rating agency watchdog
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • October 31 2008

As the credit crisis continues to affect confidence in the global financial market, the EU plans to adopt radical legislative measures for the oversight of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs


Reduction in trade mark fees soon to be implemented
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • March 12 2009

Fees for the application and registration of an EU wide trade mark are due to drop to around 1000 by mid 2009


Collective redundancies - when does the obligation to consult arise? Award of almost 3 million in Fujitsu case
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Finland, Ireland
  • April 7 2010

The decision of the Finnish Supreme Court in the Fujitsu case delivered on 9 March 2010, pursuant to which Fujitsu was ordered to pay almost 3 million to dismissed employees, has relevance for Irish employers, particularly those within an international group