The Data Protection Commission’s “Cookies Sweep” and Obligations on Data Controllers

7 September, 2020

The Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) recently published updated guidance on the use of cookies and other tracking technologies (the “Guidance[1]”), together with an accompanying report based on a cookie sweep of 40 companies across a broad range of sectors (the “Report[2]”), conducted by the DPC between August 2019 and December 2019. Cookies are small […]

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Case Study: CityJet DAC Examinership

11 August, 2020

 Background On 17 April 2020, the Irish High Court appointed an interim examiner, Kieran Wallace of KPMG, to CityJet DAC (“CityJet”) to provide it with protection from its creditors through examinership during the COVID-19 crisis.  Flynn O’Driscoll Business Lawyers acted for creditors of CityJet.  CityJet is an Irish wet-lease specialist airline operating regularly scheduled routes, […]

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Case Study – Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company Scheme of Arrangement

24 July, 2020

SCHEMES OF ARRANGEMENT NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY CASE STUDY Background On 21 July 2020, the Irish High Court (Commercial Court) approved a Scheme of Arrangement presented by Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company and its wider group (“NAC”) pursuant to Chapter 1 of Part 9 of the Companies Act 2014 (the “Act”) restructuring […]

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CJEU strikes down EU-US Privacy Shield

21 July, 2020

On the 16th of July 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) declared the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement (the “Privacy Shield”) invalid on the basis that it did not sufficiently protect the personal data of European citizens to the standard required by EU 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).   Under […]

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Scheme of Arrangements

9 July, 2020

The Scheme of Arrangement process is a very powerful tool that can be used by companies to restructure their debts and provides a cheaper alternative to examinership. It can also be used by companies to reorganise their group structure. Scheme of Arrangement – what is it? A Scheme of Arrangement is a procedure under Chapter […]

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