Introductions 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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GDPR: Data Protection Officers

28 May, 2018

A Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) is the person responsible within an organisation for monitoring and facilitating its compliance with the GDPR. The DPO (whether an employee or contractor) must report to the highest level of management and, where appointed, will have a specific role to fulfil within the context of the GDPR. This is described […]

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Our GDPR Update

25 May, 2018 Author: Laura Myles

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 Author: Laura Myles

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 Author: David Curran

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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