GDPR: Three Years On

25 May, 2021

Three years ago on the 25th May 2018 the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into effect. Marking this three year anniversary, we take a look at the key trends emerging from the Data Protection Commission’s (“DPC”) yearly reports from 2018, 2019 and 2020, which provide a useful insight into the role of […]

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The Updated Work Safely Protocol – What are the Practical Implications and the Issues to Consider to include vaccinations, antigen testing and PPE.

17 May, 2021

The Work Safely Protocol (the “Protocol”) was published on the 14th of May 2021 and is a revised and updated version of the Return to Work Safely Protocol which was published almost a year ago this week. It provides guidance on ventilation, vaccines and antigen testing and reflects the most up to date Public Health […]

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EU Trade Marks Following Brexit

27 April, 2021

In Europe, a trade mark registration system exists through which a single European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) application may be filed before the European Union Intellectual Property Office and if granted, will extend registered trade mark rights simultaneously in all EU member states.  As of the 1st January 2021, EUTMs no longer protect trade marks […]

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The Norwegian Examinership and what it entails for the company’s creditors (Originally published on 15 December 2020)

22 February, 2021

On Monday, 7 December, the Irish High Court affirmed the appointment of an examiner, Kieran Wallace of KPMG, to a number of companies in the Norwegian Air Group  (“Norwegian”) as well as the Oslo based parent company of the group, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“NAS”).  The appointment of the examiner will provide Norwegian with critical protection from its […]

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Introduction of Negative Interest Rates by Irish Financial Institutions

17 February, 2021

For some time now, Irish financial institutions (the “Banks”) have been, or have been planning to, charge “negative interest” on corporate deposits. This is asserted by the Banks to be in response to the commercial situation in the Irish banking market and across the European Union since 2014 when the European Central Bank introduced negative […]

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