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Contracts and Litigation, post Covid-19, a new dawn?

20 May, 2020

Yards of column inches and numerous journals have been devoted to coverage of this pandemic and the correlating restrictions which are having a serious effect on the ability of many businesses to perform their contractual obligations. Such obligations can be for the delivery or receipt of goods or services ordered prior to the Covid 19 […]

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Looking forward – Preparing for the inevitable

21 April, 2020 Author: Aoife Waters

During these stressful and uncertain times, the one thing all businesses have in common is a sense of insecurity about the future. “When will restrictions be lifted?” “When will we re-open?” “Can our business survive? “Even if it survives lockdown, we struggled to pay insurance premiums prior to Covid-19, what will they look like in […]

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The Process of Examinership

20 April, 2020 Author: Conall Ennis

As companies of all sizes continue to grapple with the continued uncertainty created by the Covid-19 crisis, problems of liquidity and solvency will become more widespread. What is Examinership? An examinership involves the court placing a company under its protection to enable a court appointed examiner to investigate its affairs and to report to the […]

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How can the company seal be affixed to a deed without two company officers as witness?

14 April, 2020

The COVID-19 environment has necessitated travel restrictions and will have important consequences for validly executing documents under the correct corporate authority that may be overlooked during this time. This note is intended to shed some light on the company law provisions surrounding the execution of documents under company seal and offers some practical solutions. Section […]

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Corporate Insolvency – Non-Statutory Restructuring Tools

2 April, 2020

There are also a number of other non-statutory restructuring tools which were commonly used in a financial or economic crisis and these should be explored in the first instance. This is particularly the case in circumstances where one of the key drivers of any cash flow crisis is the company’s ability to service leverage (debt) […]

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