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Introduction to Media Mergers
13 August, 2018 Author: Alastair Baird

The merger notification process was simplified by the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 which came into force on the 31st October 2014 (the “Act”). While this was not the primary aim of the Act, it has provided much needed clarity with the merger process. This article will focus on the existing media merger control […]

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Our GDPR Update
25 May, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) came into effect in Europe today, 25 May 2018. It brings with it enhanced data subjects rights and greater obligations on controllers or processors of personal data, together the potential for significant administrative fines in the event of non-compliance. The ability to demonstrate compliance therefore will be […]

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The Knowledge Development Box in Ireland – A Quick Overview.
14 July, 2017

In 2016, Ireland introduced a new tax-based incentive for intellectual property generating Irish companies referred to as the Knowledge Development Box. The KDB is a corporation tax relief. Launched as “best in class” and the “world’s first OECD-compliant” regime, the KDB provides that profits generated by an Irish company from the commercial exploitation of certain […]

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Cybersecurity Insurance: Transferring the Risk
1 June, 2017

Cybersecurity is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing items of IT expenditure for businesses. The need to develop effective responses to a dynamic and ever-evolving threat landscape requires an extreme level of diligence. However as with many business risks, one option (apart from mitigation) is to transfer those risks outside of the business through […]

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Obligations of Data Processors under the GDPR
24 May, 2017

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) on 25th May 2018, the scope of data protection has been noticeably widened in comparison to the outgoing Data Protection Directive and its implementing legislation and nowhere is this more obvious than in the new direct statutory obligations on data processors. Under the Directive, […]

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