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The Trade Secrets Directive: Enhancing Ireland’s Tax Offering
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2018

Somewhat surprisingly, there is currently no common definition or approach to the protection of trade secrets across the EU. This is in contrast to


Adverse Possession
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • June 19 2018

Vigilance is necessary to try to avoid claims for adverse possession of land. A recent decision by the Court of Appeal highlights the importance of


Rejecting Settlement Offers Led to an Adverse Costs Award
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • May 4 2018

In O’Reilly v Neville & Ors, costs were awarded against the Plaintiffs, the O’Reillys, following their rejection of an open offer of settlement which


Altice Fined 124.5 million for “Gun Jumping”
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • May 4 2018

A fine of 124.5 million has been imposed on Altice by the European Commission for breaching EU merger control rules by implementing its acquisition


GDPR: Key Steps for Employers
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • May 2 2018

The GDPR substantially increases the obligations and responsibilities on organisations and businesses in relation to how they collect, use and protect


Trade Secrets - Retailers don’t get left on the shelf!
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • May 2 2018

The EU Trade Secrets Directive (EU 2016943) (the “Directive”) clarifies and strengthens the current protection available to trade secrets in Ireland


Employment Law Legislative Update 1 February 2018 - 19 April 2018
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • April 26 2018

In this edition of our regular update on legislative developments in employment law, we discuss a number of proposals for new legislation, including


New Geo-Blocking Regulations - What Are The Implications?
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • April 20 2018

The new geoblocking regulation in EU, introduced last month, does not currently apply to audiovisual content at least for the first two years, but


Irish Immigration Law: A Review of Recent Developments
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • April 19 2018

Jennifer O'Neill's review of recent changes to Irish immigration law and policy will be of practical assistance to employers based in Ireland or


There may be Costs Consequences for Failing to Comply with a New High Court Practice Direction
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • April 12 2018

A new High Court Practice Direction, “HC75 - Certificates of readiness in non-jury and chancery actions”, issued by the President of the High Court