Legal Updates & Insights: P1968 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    New Member of Ireland Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Appointed

    Dr Vincent Power reports on the appointment of a new CCPC member on 27 July 2016.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    High Court finds no binding oral agreement with Bank

    Allied Irish Bank PLC -v- Moloney & anor [2016] IEHC 346, Twomey J, 20 June 2016 concerned an application by Allied Irish Bank for summary judgment in the sum of €10.8m.

    Disputes
  • Article

    Judgment mortgage holder fails in application to force sale of family home due to lack of spousal consent

    The Court of Appeal has upheld two High Court decisions which refused the Plaintiff an order directing the Defendants to sell their family homes which were co-owned with the Defendant's spouses.

    Finance
  • Article

    Actions against Member States by the European Commission for EU law infringements – The Third Energy Package

    Alan McCarthy looks at actions against Member States by the European Commission for EU law infringements in relation to The Third Energy Package.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    “Consumer” Defence in the Spotlight Again

    Overview In this case, the High Court held that the Defendant had an arguable case that he was acting as a consumer in a summary application. The Plaintiff had brought enforcement proceedings against the Defendant in respect of five separate loan facility arrangements entered into between the Defendant and Anglo Irish Bank (Anglo) in the period between June and December 2007.

    Finance
  • Article

    European Commission Imposes Juggernaut Fines of Almost €3 Billion on Truck Companies

    On 19 July 2016, the European Commission imposed record fines for breaching competition law.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    State aid and Ireland – the last 12 months and some future pointers

    Alan McCarthy looks at a number of significant State aid decisions and initiatives by the European Commission (Commission) and EU Courts concerning Ireland in the last 12 months.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    High Court decision on Payment of Wages claim

    The High Court recently delivered an important decision, which brings some much needed clarity to the law in relation to claims under the Payment of Wages Act 1991.

    Disputes
  • Article

    European Commission Adopts Privacy Shield

    The European Commission has today adopted the Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is intended to provide a framework for EU-US data transfers.

    GDPR
  • Article

    Government Contracts: Delayed verification of pre-qualification and exclusion criteria.

    Anna-Marie Curran, EU, Competition & Procurement Partner looks at the potential issues relating to delayed verification of pre-qualification and exclusion criteria with regard to Government Contracts.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    Ireland to Implement EU Damages Directive by way of Statutory Instrument & Amending Court Rules

    Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, confirmed on 5 July 2016 that her department is drafting a Statutory Instrument (i.e., Ministerial order) to implement "Directive 2014/104/EU on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of Member States and of the European Union"

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    DPC’s Annual Report - insights into regulation in 2015

    The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has published its Annual Report for 2015.

    Privacy & Data Security