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Important Supreme Court decision on employment status
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • July 23 2015

The Supreme Court has delivered an important decision dealing with the issue of the employment status of five temporary veterinary inspectors


New Chinese investment opportunities for Irish funds
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • China, Ireland
  • July 20 2015

Irish authorised UCITS and alternative investment funds ("AIFs") are now permitted to acquire Chinese shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong


Proposed new rules on FX contracts under MiFID II
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 1 2015

Whether or not FX spot contracts relating to currencies are financial instruments for the purposes of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive


New threshold for shareholding disclosure in certain Irish issuers
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 2 2015

With the commencement of the Companies Act 2014 of Ireland on 1 June 2015, the threshold for the purpose of the Irish statutory regime for disclosure


Summary approval procedure
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • January 8 2015

The Companies Act 2014 (the "Act") was signed into law on 23 December 2014 and it is expected that it will come into effect on 1 June 2015. The Act


Financial claims - statute of limitations clarified
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 7 2012

The Supreme Court has clarified the rules governing the period of time within which a person who proposes to sue a bank for financial loss must act: broadly speaking, the claim must be brought within six years of the date on which the alleged loss occurred but the clock does not start to tick while there is only a “mere possibility” of loss in a case


Commercial Court business reflects economic transition
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • July 23 2015

The profile of the Irish courts' civil business tends to reflect the economic cycle. The current transitional phase is evident in court statistics


Annual report of the Data Protection Commissioner 2014
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2015

The Data Protection Commissioner recently published her Annual Report for 2014. The report is the first from new Commissioner Helen Dixon, who was


Privilege in regulatory investigations - protecting documents recording negotiations with a regulator
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • June 30 2015

In a judgment that will be of interest to Irish practitioners, the English High Court has confirmed that a right comparable to "without prejudice"


Discovery an important judgment for commercial litigants
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • May 7 2015

Courts will not micromanage discovery in complex commercial litigation. Proportionality is key in discovery. A recent High Court judgment emphasises