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Public contracts: what the new public procurement directives mean for SMEs
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 24 2014

The existing public procurement regime is often criticised for creating obstacles for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to


Reporting requirements for authorised and registered AIFMs in Ireland: deadline approaching
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 15 2015

The vast majority of registered or authorised AIFMs should be preparing for the first filing of their Annex IV Reports with the Central Bank of


Private equity funds risk competition fines
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • January 19 2015

This article examines a recent trend in EU competition law whereby it has become increasingly common for parent entities to be fined for the


Ireland’s new Loan Origination Fund Structure
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • September 30 2014

The framework for Ireland's new Loan Origination Fund Structure will transform investment funds from asset management vehicles into asset creation


The Capital Markets Union
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • April 13 2015

The European Commission (the Commission) recently launched a consultation process on a Capital Markets Union (CMU). The CMU is a plan to create


Acquisitions and disposals in the financial services sector
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 31 2014

Of key importance to those making acquisitions of certain entities in the financial services sector is that a failure to engage with the Central Bank


Survival of the fittest
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • March 9 2011

The winds of change are blowing through the alternative investment fund industry and fund managers will need to reorganise their business if they are to survive in this new environment


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


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


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