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Transatlantic Privacy - Regimes Divided by a Common Language
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 30 2017

In 1999, Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy shocked a group of reporters and analysts by telling them that consumer privacy issues were a red herring

Margin of Judgement in Sanction Imposition: Akhtar v GDC
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • November 9 2017

In the recent decision of Akhtar v GDC (QBD, Administrative Court) (unreported) (“Akhtar v GDC”), the Claimant was a dentist who appealed against a

Commercial Court Refuses Preliminary Injunction Restraining Sale of Generic HIV Drug
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 10 2017

The Commercial Court has refused an application brought by US-based biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences (the plaintiff) for a preliminary

The recently published Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 introduces significant change in relation to Open Disclosure
  • Hayes Solicitors
  • Ireland
  • November 13 2017

Section 18.3 of the Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners in Ireland places an obligation on medical

Health Products Regulatory Authority prosecutes case relating to the unlawful importing, advertising and selling of unauthorised medicine
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • November 3 2017

The function of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (“HPRA”) is to protect and enhance public health and animal health by regulating medicines

Sanction of erasure substituted for suspension - GMC v Stone
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • October 24 2017

The General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK recently appealed a determination of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPT) suspending the registration

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2013

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 ("the Bill") was published on 13 June 2013 amidst much controversy. The Bill seeks to give

Healthcare, GDPR and Data: The Road Ahead
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • European Union, Ireland
  • August 25 2017

One of the more noteworthy aspects of the 2016 Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC”), launched

Preparing for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 26 2017

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. All HCOs and HCPs as data controllers and processors must comply with the new law by this date

Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence