Update – European Aviation Jet Fuel Tax

16 August, 2021

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has confirmed plans to introduce an EU-wide tax on aviation jet fuel for airlines operating flights in and from the EU as part of the Commission’s overhaul ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package. The new measures were announced by the Commission on 14th July 2021 as part of the EU’s ambitious […]

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Small Company Administrative Rescue Process

4 August, 2021

The Government has published a general scheme for the Companies (Small Company Administrative Rescue Process and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 (the “Bill”).  This will provide for a dedicated administrative rescue process for small and micro businesses.  It is intended to address the need for a simplified restructuring process for viable small companies that is both […]

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The Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021

29 July, 2021

Oaths, Fines, Hearings in Public, Adjudication Officers Tenure:-  New legislation on the Workplace Relations Commission’s Procedures is enacted. Arising out of the decision of the Supreme Court in Zalewski v An Adjudication Officer, the Workplace Relations Commission, Ireland and the Attorney General [2021] IESC 24, the Oireachtas has now enacted the Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) […]

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Cloudy Skies: The Cape Town Convention & Ireland’s Insolvency Regime

29 June, 2021

As the stakeholders within the aviation industry continue to tackle the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, aviation related insolvencies show no signs of abating. The pandemic has had a massive impact on airlines across the world – by October 2020 43 commercial airlines had completely ceased or suspended operations. Here in Ireland, as recently […]

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Data Protection considerations when managing Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”)

27 May, 2021

Introduction Since the EU 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) came into force on 25th May 2018, data protection law has become a fixture of public consciousness and many companies have had to assess and strengthen their data practices and policies to comply with the requirements under this important area of law. In recognising […]

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