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Legal Updates & Insights

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    M&A: Ireland’s competition agency clears the proposed acquisition of MCD Productions by LN-Gaiety, subject to commitments

    On 5 July 2019, Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) announced that it had cleared the proposed acquisition of sole control of MCD Productions Unlimited Company (MCD) by LN-Gaiety Holdings Limited (LN-Gaiety). This is subject to a number of commitments that will satisfy concerns raised by the CCPC. The notification process was long. The notification was made on 14 Aug...

    Corporate & M&A
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    Guide to Initial Public Offerings 2019 - Ireland

    Matthew Cole (Corporate and M&A Partner) provides an overview of the IPO process, regulation, public company responsibilities and risks in relation to IPOs in Ireland. First published in the 'Initial Public Offerings 2019' (Third Edition) by Global Legal Insights...

    Capital Markets - Equity
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    Environmental & Planning case law update: Heather Hill Management Company CLG v An Bord Pleanála

    On 21 June 2019, Judge Garrett Simons delivered his judgment in Heather Hill Management Company CLG v An Bord Pleanála (Burkeway Homes Limited as Notice Party) [2019] IEHC 450. In this case, Heather Hill Management Company CLG and Gabriel McGoldrick (the Applicants) challenged a decision of An Bord Pleanála (the Board) to grant permission for a Strategic Housing Development in Co. Galway.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Adverse possession: New law in landmark decision

    The long standing test concerning the legal possession of land has been challenged in the landmark case of Thorpe v Frank [2019] EWCA Civ 150.

    Commercial Property Belfast
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    Claim of misfeasance in public office brought against Town Council fails but trespass claim succeeds

    In Eustace v. The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Drogheda Borough Council [2019] IEHC 455 the plaintiffs sought damages for trespass, nuisance and misfeasance in public office arising from permission granted to a construction company to install a slip road and sewer connection on the plaintiffs' land (which was later the subject matter of a compulsory purchase order by Drogheda Council)...

    Disputes
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    Legislation to improve transparency and accountability in the financial sector

    The Department of Finance recently received approval from Cabinet to draft the heads of a Central Bank (Amendment) Bill. Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has stated his intention to publish the heads of this Bill before the end of 2019. The legislation is intended to give the Central Bank increased regulatory powers in order to stimulate greater accountability and transparency in the fin...

    Financial Regulation
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    Is the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) beginning to bare its teeth?

    The MSA's has been criticised in the past for being all bark and no bite. The lack of enforcement action or penalty within the original legislation being cited as making the legislation a moral compass only. However, recent case law points towards a sea change of approach with both civil and criminal law sanctions being applied.

    Belfast
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    Draft Marine Planning Policy Statement

    The Government has recently launched a draft Marine Planning Policy Statement (MPPS), which outlines a programme of legislative reform to modernise the Irish marine planning system. At present, the planning process for a development in a marine area is quite complicated. A development such as an offshore wind farm, for example, requires a number of permissions from different bodies in order t...

    Disputes
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    Climate Action Plan 2019 and Data Centres

    Data Centres (DCs) are predicted as being a significant user of Irish energy resources in the future. Innovative renewable energy solutions will be required to meet this demand and minimise the need for grid reinforcement. ALG has advised on such solutions for DCs with renewable energy operato...

    Data Centres
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    Ireland to update its Investment Limited Partnership Act

    The Irish Government has published the Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the 2019 Bill) which substantially overhauls the Investment Limited Partnership Act 1994.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Ireland to simplify merger notification process – but not yet

    On 14 June 2019, Ireland's competition agency announced the introduction, probably in 2020, of a simplified merger review procedure.

    Corporate & M&A
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    A ‘Simplified Guide to Redeveloping Land Affected by Contamination in Northern Ireland’

    Throughout all stages of development, from planning, to construction and compliance, developers must ensure that risks associated with potential land contamination are identified and addressed, this can be a costly and time-consuming process.

    Belfast