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Ireland Introduced Tax Regime for Real Estate Funds
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 17 2017

Ireland introduced a new tax regime for Irish real estate funds in Finance Act 2016. Under the new regime, Irish investment funds that invest in Irish


“The celtic tiger ate my homework” the recession defence
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 1 2014

The Behan case arose against a history of family disputes between the Behan siblings regarding their late mother's will. This dispute concerned a


Supreme Court clarifies “upwards only” rent review provisions for Bewley’s
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 2 2014

The judgment of the Supreme Court on 1 July 2014, confirmed that the particular rent review clause is "upwards only". The judgment provides welcome


Negligent land valuations: the dangers of buying before you sell
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 10 2014

The September 2013 High Court judgment in Brownrigg v Leacy & Anor held two auctioneers to have acted negligently in the provision of land valuations


Who guards the guards?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • September 30 2009

Many developers focus on answering objectors when trying to ‘win’ a planning permission


Court of Appeal applies Alderslade principle to crane hire agreement
  • Matheson
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2010

The judgment of the UK Court of Appeal in this case demonstrates a robust application of the Alderslade principle of contract law


What does it mean to use all reasonable but commercially prudent endeavours ?
  • Matheson
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2010

In June of this year, in the case of CPC Group Limited v Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company 2010 EWHC 1535 (Ch), the UK High Court was required to interpret the contractual obligation to use "all reasonable but commercially prudent endeavours"


Pre-contract misrepresentations: are “entire agreement” clauses effective?
  • Matheson
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2010

In the recent case of FoodCo UK LP v Henry Boot Developments Ltd 2010 EWHC 358(Ch) ("FoodCo UK LP"), the efficacy of entire agreement clauses and non-reliance clauses was once again upheld by the English High Court


Resolution to problems arising out of start mortgages case
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • August 1 2013

Since July 2011, lenders have lived with great uncertainty as to their statutory rights, particularly their right to obtain possession of a secured


When is a wind turbine in the right place at the right height?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 1 2014

The neighbour asked the Court to order that the wind farm be dismantled because the wind farm was not built in accordance with the planning